The thrill of discovering your brilliance

As a coach, one of my greatest joys is when people discover just how capable they are.It’s often quite sudden; a eureka moment. In a flash, they see new possibilities for themselves. It’s often the start of a transformative experience.And conversely, in that moment they also see that the beliefs and stories that they have been telling themselves—perhaps for their entire lives—may not be true.At my Getting Unstuck Putting Clinic two weeks ago at … [Read more...]

Your putting stroke is fine; How to stop getting in your own way

Oh, the agony of putting. How can something so simple become so difficult? Well, it's not your stroke. It's fine. It's your non-stop, chattering, interfering mind that's the problem.  As a coach, I can never take credit for scores that my clients shoot.They hit the shots. They have done the work. I can open the door, but the clients must walk through. But it is really rewarding when I’m able to introduce clients to a new experience … [Read more...]

Ernie Els didn’t fail, he prevailed

I couldn’t watch it. A tweet showed up yesterday afternoon declaring that Ernie Els had seven-putted (later downgraded to six putts) the first hole at Augusta National. I re-tweeted it but I would not watch the video. I felt so bad for him. (The Golf Channel replayed it like CNN constantly replays videos of disasters caused by hurricanes and bombs, so I eventually saw it.) It was a yipper’s disaster. The nightmare realized. The South … [Read more...]