Do you want to boost your brain - win your game? I'm Karl Morris one of Europe's leading Performance Coaches. Whether it's sport, business or pleasure, the real key to success is to go from thought to ACTION and MAKE the changes happen. This Podcast will help you get the best out of yourself and your clients.
Connected Golf – Jayne Storey #199
Today on the Brain Booster we welcome back Jayne Storey.
In previous shows Jayne has given us some wonderful insights on how to practically apply ancient wisdom from Tai Chi
We get the chance today to talk about her new book ‘Connected Golf’
The whole thrust of the book is to explore why there is such a gap between most golfers performance on the range and then on the course.
Then more importantly how to bridge that gap.
She talks about the vital importance of having a daily training or practice
The importance of posture
How many modern coaches mistake what is good posture
How to use the ground more efficiently
How to use your feet in the golf swing
How we get lost in technical information at the expense of fluid motion
Jayne Storey is a writer and coach who specialises in helping those who love golf and other sports overcome nerves, anxiety and mental interference so they can perform under pressure.
Her training is known as Chi Performance (“Chi” denotes the Chinese word for the breath).
Jayne can teach you some simple, proven PERFORMANCE PRACTICE methods which are trusted by hundreds of sports-people to help them release complex movement skills like the golf swing in a non-technical way.
Jayne’s approach is based on the Tai Chi principle that Stillness is the Master of Motion and uses traditional breathing, postural and movement practices to help develop a state of relaxed concentration sometimes referred to as the zone or flow.
She is the author of the Amazon best-seller Breathe Golf; The Missing Link to a Winning Performance
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What can we learn from Mentally Tough Tennis – Pat Flynn #198
How we can learn to change our relationship to our thoughts.
I have always believed in looking to other sports to see what we can learn to bring to our own sport. Often when we look outside the confines of our own world we can gain so much.
So today it is great to welcome on to the Brain Booster Pat Flynn from the world of tennis.
Pat’s life story is an incredible one
As a junior he was the Australian Junior Tennis Champion and went on to earn a scholarship at the University of Texas, Austin. After the college career he went on to play professionally, reaching 390 in the world and winning the Queensland Hardcourt Championships.
After his playing career, he coached both on the professional tour and as a Tennis Australia state coach.
More recently, his love of the game drew him back to competing, resulting in him becoming the Australian 50+ Seniors Champion and recently became one of the oldest players in the world to qualify for a Pro Tour Event, defeating a world ranked player in the process.
Throughout his journey, he has had a passion for the importance of the mental parts of the game and how it can positively influence our lives both on and off the court.
This passion later led Pat to seek out Dr Anthony Ross and undergo his MTT training and become a certified Mentally Tough Tennis Performance Consultant.
We look into the importance of early development and the way to get the best out of your time
What we can learn from the time intervals in tennis and how we can use these insights for our golf
The ability to get back to the moment and to RESET for this point in this moment
The importance of good body language and how the body is always talking to our mind
The ability to have your attention on RELEVANT cues in the present moment
Pat present a useful model of how the mind works
Imagine the mind is made up of three parts:
Automatic Thoughts and Feelings (ATFs) – The ATFs pop into the head and body automatically based on previous experience and genetic factors. They can be helpful or unhelpful. Wisemind – It quietly gives wise advice to act in ways that align with values e.g. Strive to Win and Improve. Enjoy the Challenge. Be Fair and Respectful. You – You decide how to act after listening to the ATFs and Wisemind. We look into the true principles of acceptance
How you cannot instantly change the feelings you have in the moment but you CAN learn to accept those feelings and come back to the most relevant cues right NOW to get the job done.
To find out more about Pat and his work go to
https://www.mentallytoughtennis.com/pages/about-us or at
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To engage with the Mind Factor for your own game or your own coaching go to www.themindfactor.com
Shoot Lower Numbers with better Course Management – Scott Fawcett #197
It is my great pleasure to welcome to the show Scott Fawcett from DECADE GOLF
He has worked with some of the best players in the world and has been making a huge impact around the world with his DECADE course management system
His work with Will Zalatoris took him from outside the worlds top 3000 amateurs to the top ten and then on to an incredibly successful start to his Pro career
Stuart Cink used his system to get back into the winner’s circle again on the PGA Tour after a lengthy absence
Cink said he had taken away the need to make difficult decisions on the course
Curiously a lot of what Scott talks about from a science and data perspective fits beautifully with our ideas from the Lost Art of Golf
Scott reinforced why it is SO important to work on your PACE in putting
How a simple ladder drill can seriously reduce your putting averages
The dangers of perfectionism and how even the VERY best players are surprisingly inaccurate with their approach play
Being able to understand and play for your miss
How being aggressive and committed off the tee will most times pay real dividends for your overall scoring
The FIVE key stats that Tiger Woods focused on that allowed him to totally dominate the game in the early 2000’s
How the first mistake is rarely fatal – It’s what you do AFTER that mistake which is key
How expectations in a game of variability can seriously derail your attempts to put your best scores together
Take in the information from this session
I guarantee it will make a BIG difference
To find out more about Scott Fawcett and DECADE GOLF go to https://web.birdiefire.com
To find out more about the Mind Factor go to www.themindfactor.com
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Jeff Pelizzaro – A Mindful way of Moving your Body #196
Jeff Pelizzaro is the host of the wonderful podcast 18 Strong. A podcast that continues to go from strength to strength
He is a great friend of the Brain Booster and is always a requested guest so we decided to get him back.
In our discussion we looked at simplicity and how it is so effective in both physical training as well as golf development
Complexity vs Simplicity
We looked into group accountability and how powerful a force it can be to help you achieve your goals
How we actually yearn to be part of a group
The importance of movement EVERY DAY
Find out what YOU need to do to get your body moving more efficiently
How DAILY actions lead to increased SELF BELIEF
You cannot bull….t yourself
You EARN the self belief
You build it daily
How to train your body in a MINDFUL way
How to be more in tune with your body AND your mind
How you can so easily miss out on the joy of the present moment when you are walking
To tune in to the body allows you to develop present moment awareness that you can then transfer to the golf course
You are then training BOTH Mind and Body
A great session with an outstanding coach
To find out more about Jeff and his ‘Move Every Fre….n Day Program
To find out about the Mind Caddie
Go to the app store (IOS and Android)
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Creating a true learning environment – Phil Rowe –Head coach at Cal Poly #195
Today we are joined on the Brain Booster with a good friend of mine Phil Rowe
Phil is an exceptional coach with a proven track record of helping players discover their true potential
He is also a certified Mind Factor coach
During our time together we got to discuss his own development as both a player and a coach
The experience of being part of a winning Walker Cup team in 1999 with the likes of Paul Casey, Luke Donald and Gary Wolstenholme
How he won three points from Matt Kucher over the course of the event
What he learned from being with such a powerful team
What he has learned about creating great learning environments for individuals to uncover their true sporting potential
He is a big believer in setting problems for students to solve themselves
Trusting in the wisdom of the student’s body to figure things out
We discussed HOW and WHAT to do to create strong learning environments
How the TASK will drive the learning
How a great coach is also a great MENTOR
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To find out more about The Mind Factor go to www.themindfactor.com
Philip Rowe is the current head golf coach at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) situated in San Luis Obispo on the Central Coast of California.
Originally from Cornwall, Phil began his golf at West Cornwall Golf Club in Lelant where "Long Jim Barnes" was a caddie in the early 1900s before moving to America and going on to win two PGA Championships, an Open and the US Open.
Ambitious to echo those achievements in his career, he graduated up through the amateur ranks playing at every age category for England, GBI and Europe teams culminating in winning all 3 matches in the 1999 Walker Cup at Nairn and earning a scholarship to Stanford University to study Psychology and play for the golf team.
Phil played professionally for 7 years and won 4 times in a mixture of Alps and Europro Tour events before deciding to change direction and took up an opportunity to coach golf at his alma mater in 2010.
After 4 years as assistant coach at Stanford, Phil moved over to Las Vegas in 2014 and became Associate Head Coach of the UNLV Rebel Golf Team in 2016 until becoming Head Coach at Cal Poly in 2020. In 11 years coaching, he has coached and/or recruited such players as Patrick Rodgers (PGA Tour member), Cameron Wilson (2014 NCAA Champion), Maverick McNealy PGA Tour Member, Harry Hall (Korn Ferry Tour winner) and Garrick Higgo (winner on the PGA and European Tours). Those players, among others, have racked up 11 All-American honors, 7 Walker Cup selections and 9 Palmer Cup selections. In summer 2022, Phil will captain the International Team at the Arnold Palmer Cup matches at the Golf Club of Geneva.
Being your Authentic Self – Kristina Mand Lakhiani #194
We have talked at length on the Brain Booster before about ‘Utmost Sincerity’
The concept proposed by Timothy Gallwey
Another description of utmost sincerity could be ‘Authenticity’
Being authentic to yourself and others
Playing the game for authentic reasons
Today we take on a unique view from Kristina Mand Lakhiani who is not involved in sport but who brings to the show some fascinating insights that could have a big impact on your game and your life.
We got to talk at length about ‘Authenticity’
About your relationship with yourself
The courage to chase the ‘Big Idea’
How to genuinely do what you love to do and not be afraid to do so
We get as diverse as discussing the fall of the USSR and the collapse of communism as a result of enough people having the courage to follow their strong convictions
It was a truly inspiring discussion that I know you will enjoy
Kristina Mand Lakhiani is an entrepreneur, author and renowned speaker
She has been engaging in the personal transformation industry for over 15 years, collaborating with leading thinkers and teachers in consciousness, relationships, human performance, and life optimisation.
She started her career working for the government of Estonia, where she was born and raised.
In 2003, she co-founded Mindvalley — a global school that delivers transformational education for all ages. In 2009, she launched Mindvalley Russian, taking Mindvalley’s best authors and teachings to the Russian-speaking market.
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