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Recommended Reading: Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

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One of the silverlinings of being unable to work for the last number of weeks has been that I have had the opportunity to catch up on some reading, I had been looking forward to for a long time. The first of these books that I read during my lay off and the one that […]

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Do you putt without a doubt!

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Mark O’Meara who is well known as Tiger’s best friend within the tour ranks was once asked what made Tiger such a prolific winner during his peak around 2000-2001 and his reply was ‘He had absence of doubt’. Doubt in any aspect of life can be very destructive, in golf it is fatal. We have […]

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Inspirational words.

The Road Ahead or The Road Behind by George Joseph Moriarty Sometimes I think the Fates must Grin as we denounce and insist The only reason we can’t win Is the Fates themselves that miss Yet there lives on an ancient claim We win or lose within ourselves The shining trophies on our shelves Can […]

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US Open 2013 Tips

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One upside of being laid up at the minute is I will get to watch every minute of coverage of The US Open at Merion this week. The guys I fancy to go well are: Tiger (Because he’s Tiger Woods) Padraig (Finished 4th last year and showed some form with the putter last week) Rory […]

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My accident, recovery and expected return.

As some of you may have known I injured some ribs about a five weeks ago now. On the June bank holiday weekend after coming back from a walk on Rossnowlagh beach with my Dad I got extreme pain in my  chest and shortness of breath. After being brought to Sligo hospital they discovered I […]

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Simplify, Simplify, Simplify

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I have been reading a lot Leo Babaouta’s stuff over at zenhabits.net lately and I have been really impressed. He has a very simple philosophy on life and it resonated with the way I had been thinking for quite a while now. In the modern age of commercialism, internet, TV, magazines and mobile phones it can […]

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Pre-Round Body Scan

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A couple of days ago myself and a friend of mine that I train and practice a lot with went to see our trainer Dominic Munnelly ( www.dominicmunnelly.ie ). After the session we spoke at length about our individual mobility and stability issues and how they affect not only our ability to lift weights but […]

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Good Ball Striking the key to good putting at Augusta

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The greens at Augusta are always a point of huge debate. Every year we see great players looking foolish as they struggle with the lightening pace of the Augusta greens. Good putting is usually a key feature in the performance of the man standing with a green jacket on, come Sunday afternoon. When Tiger won […]

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Don’t work at your game, play it!

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In the past I would always have been an advocate of stressing the need to work at everything we do. I would have been disappointed if one the players that I spend time with wasn’t showing the work ethic that I thought they needed to get to the level I thought they were capable of. However after […]

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The 60 Day Practice Challenge

The 60 day practice challenge is based on this article by Daniel Coyle of The Talent Code fame. The idea of the challenge is to prove that success is knowing that you did everything you could to become the best you are capable of. For the sake of this challenge that involves practicing for 60 consecutive days […]

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