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EP38 Gary Nicol – The Lost Art of Putting

4/12/2018
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Is putting an art or is it a science? There can certainly be strong arguments on both sides of the divide. Yet I would suggest that for many the balance has tipped too far towards the science at the expense of the art of holing putts. It is with great pleasure today that I welcome back my good friend Gary Nicol. Gary was a very popular previous guest on the show with his refreshingly simple approach to peak performance. His views on the game resonated with many listeners. Today we...

Duration:00:48:59

EP37 Dr Matt Bridge – The amazing impact of effective routines

4/5/2018
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We have a tremendous session today reflecting how research has shown just how important your pre shot routine is to effective performance. If you are not looking at or working on this you are REALLY missing a trick. The tremendous research was conducted by Dr Matt Bridge who is a senior lecturer in coaching and sports science at Birmingham University. Matt has been working at the University since 2001. He lectures in coaching and applied sport science on the School’s BSc Applied Golf...

Duration:00:52:15

EP36 Jayne Storey – Effortless Power - the benefit of meditation

3/28/2018
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If you are a golfer Would you like to hit the ball further with less effort? Would you like to be in a state of calm in everyday life? Would you like to know a more efficient way to move your body for maximum experience? Well if you do then todays show is really going to be of benefit We have with us Jayne Storey who is internationally renowned as a Tai Chi and Meditation teacher with over twenty five years of actual coaching experience. We explore how ancient wisdom is now being...

Duration:00:49:18

Build Your Tribe - the importance of others

3/22/2018
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‘You will by and large become what those closest to you EXPECT you to become’ was a phrase I heard a number of years ago from the great motivational speaker Tony Robbins. I couldn’t agree more. People around us have a HUGE impact on us but most of the time we don’t actually recognise it. The effect is going on below the surface. It is happening at an unconscious level. A lot of our behaviour just ‘mirrors’ what others close to us are doing. During this podcast we take a really good...

Duration:00:22:46

EP34 Billy Foster - One of the world's GREAT caddies

3/15/2018
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I am really excited to bring you todays show with one of the very best golf caddies in the world, the legendary Billy Foster. He has carried the bag of some of the game’s true legends, Tiger Woods, Seve Ballesteros, Lee Westwood and Darren Clarke. He has been on the world stage for over thirty years and in this extraordinary show we talk about how it all began. The early days with Gordon Brand Jr who himself was a great player to being asked by the great Severiano Ballesteros would he...

Duration:00:48:02

EP33 Dr Steve Simpson - Can you make yourself lucky?

3/8/2018
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Dr Steve Simpson is one of the leading lights in the world of personal development. In this fascinating interview we discuss Steve’s journey from being a medical doctor working in some of the world’s most challenging environments as emergency response to working in personal development. Steve worked in war zones such as Angola and saw some of the most extreme examples of human challenge He has also worked with many elite performers in business and sport. He has specifically worked with...

Duration:00:53:21

EP32 Brian Sparks - Boosting Your Brain at ANY age

3/1/2018
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On today’s show we talk about the senior brain and what you can do to maximise your life when you get to a ‘certain’ age. It is interesting to consider that probably the BEST thing you can do in terms of lifestyle choices and the health of your brain is to MOVE. To get some exercise To move your body It almost doesn’t matter what kind of movement it is as long as you do move and you enjoy that motion It may be walking, dancing, aerobics, climbing the choice is yours as long as you...

Duration:00:49:06

EP31 The Bradman effect how to make your practice REALLY work

2/22/2018
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It is without doubt the most incredible statistic in the whole of sport. Don Bradman the great Australian batsman finished his test career with a batting average of 99.94. The next best in the whole history of the game is the current Australian captain Steve Smith at around 63. Anyone who averages 50 or more is in a very exclusive club and yet Bradman was almost DOUBLE that. Why was Bradman so very good? What was his secret? What is the significance? How does it apply to you? It is...

Duration:00:29:12

EP30 Paul Eales playing the legends, Nick Faldo, Seve Ballesteros et al

2/15/2018
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On today’s show we have Paul Eales who is a member of a very exclusive club. Only a handful of professionals have won an all three of the main European Tours The Challenge Tour, The European Tour and the Senior European Tour. To have achieved such a feat shows a man who has a game and a mindset that has stood the test of time. Paul played on the European Tour with some of the true legends of the game such as Seve Ballesteros, Sandy Lyle, Nick Faldo and Bernhard Langer. In this...

Duration:00:49:01

EP29 The price of progress is the pain of change

2/8/2018
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Today’s podcast is an opportunity for me to share with you some observations on the challenge of CHANGE How can we change ? What do we need to DO? What are the consequences of change? I have just returned from a wonderful working trip to China. A place full of contrast and mystery. Something VERY different for me In today’s show we talk about the UNKNOWN Going into that strange place called the unfamiliar How the human brain is a paradox in the sense that it wants change but at...

Duration:00:26:02

EP28 Paul Anderson Coaching Super League Winner

2/1/2018
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On today’s podcast we have Paul Anderson who is currently assistant coach to the England Rugby League team. He recently was a guest speaker at the House of Lords to the All Party Parliamentary dinner After a successful World Cup Paul gives us some absolutely fascinating insights into coaching at the very top of professional sport. We discuss how Paul’s early environment shaped the player and then the coach he became. Examples of good coaching and not so good coaching and how a letter...

Duration:00:59:08

EP27 Gordon Morrison the truth about YIPS the dreaded twitch

1/25/2018
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Tremendous show today with one of the world’s leading researchers into the mysterious affliction called ‘The Yips’ Darts players call it dartitis, golfers call it the twitch. It has been known to occur in cricket, baseball, tennis. Numerous sports and numerous sufferers. What may have seen the simplest of actions moving a putter back and forwards a few inches or releasing a dart from you hand suddenly becomes a horrible twitching convulsion of your brain – body system. The ball can be...

Duration:00:52:57

EP26 Dave O'Sullivan engage your brain to create good health

1/18/2018
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Today we have a very special guest on the podcast Dave O Sullivan one of the best physiotherapists in professional sport He recently came back from Australia with the England rugby league team who had a successful campaign under legendary coach Wayne Bennett I met Dave back in 2013 when we were both working with the Huddersfield Giants in Super League. The Giants had not won silverware for over eighty years. Continual story of failure Doomed to be a ‘minnow’ That season the Giants...

Duration:00:52:23

EP25 Kendal McWade – The Skill of Influence and completing a task

1/11/2018
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We have a REALLY interesting show lined up today with a fascinating coach Kendal McWade. This session will truly give your learning brain a BOOST! Kendal has made it his life’s work to help people gain SKILLS. Not just knowledge but skills The SKILL of being able to complete a task The SKILL of influencing the ball So often the coaching process is just an exchange of INFORMATION You are told what you are doing ‘wrong’ in the opinion of the coach. You are then told to do what is...

Duration:01:02:32

EP24 Setting Goals and the truth about achieving them

1/4/2018
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In today’s Brain Booster Karl explores the whole area of goal setting. Does it work? Is it effective for everyone? At this time of year we all tend to at least think about setting some goals for the year ahead. A small percentage do set goals, an even smaller percentage write their goals down and an even smaller percentage actually achieve their goals! What is the truth around goal setting for the individual? Has it worked for you personally in the past? It would seem the standard...

Duration:00:21:29

EP23 Gary Nicol - why simplicity is the key to your peak performance

12/21/2017
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In today’s show I get the chance to chat to my good friend Gary Nicol. Gary spent over 20 years coaching at the very highest level of the game of golf on the European Tour He worked with many tournament winners and Ryder Cup players In our time together we discuss what he found to work best by actually being at the ‘coal face’ of coaching To be out there on the European Tour for so long tells you an awful lot about how effective a coach is. The Tour is a tough taskmaster in the sense...

Duration:00:48:25

EP22 Patrick McKeown - Calming the Mind and Training your Attention

12/14/2017
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In today’s episode we have back for the second time Patrick McKeown after the tremendous feedback we received from the first show when we discussed the ‘Oxygen Advantage’. So many people contacted me about how Patrick had opened up their eyes to the importance of nose breathing and how so many answers fell into place as a result of the clear understanding about how detrimental mouth breathing can be to your overall health, well being and performance. Patrick lectures all over the world on...

Duration:00:54:15

EP21 Sky Sports Andrew Coltart taking lessons from the past

12/7/2017
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Today we have a fantastic forthright and honest show with Sky Sports analyst and commentator Andrew Coltart. He played on the European Tour for seventeen years winning twice. He was also a Walker Cup and Ryder Cup player. During our time together Andrew really doesn’t hold back, he says it as it is. We talk about how he grew up and the environment that allowed him to LEARN his golfing skills. How he ‘played golf to learn golf’. Simple yet effective coaching How he loved the cut and...

Duration:00:43:53

EP20 Ben Coomber - take charge of your health

11/30/2017
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In today’s show we have a great interview with one of the leading experts in the health and nutrition industry Ben Coomber. He is host to the top rated podcast Ben Coomber Radio which is an essential listen if you want your brain to work at its optimum. You can have all of the best mental game strategies but if you are not fuelling your system efficiently you will still come up well short of your best. In the show Ben has some fascinating insights on how you can take charge of your own...

Duration:00:40:52

EP19 Joe Sillett how important is mental resilience?

11/23/2017
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How important is mental resilience? How much do we need that skill in our world of deep unpredictability? We all face challenges in our work, in our family life, in our sport and it has always been my aim on this podcast to share with you inspirational stories from people who have the qualities to deal with the ‘turbulence’ of life. Joe Sillett is one such person. From a chance remark and a twist of fate Joe built up the cricket equipment firm Woodworm from nothing into a multi million...

Duration:00:48:20

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