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The passion to coach effectively with Stuart Armstrong #56

Stuart Armstrong The passion to coach effectively Tremendous to have as our guest today a true expert in the field of coaching and development. A wonderfully honest and open session sharing ideas from a 25 year career in coaching. Stuart Armstrong is the Head of Coaching for Sport England. Prior to Sport England, he was the Player Development Manager for the Rugby Football Union. He is one of the world’s top experts on player development pathways and skill acquisition, and has helped...


Take Responsibility, react or respond?

Take ownership of you game and your life Do you respond or do you react? Today’s show is all about the difference Do you just constantly REACT to what the world is throwing at you? From being on a golf course to running a business each and every day we have the opportunity to either respond or react. Many golfers hit a bad shot and they react. They don’t respond Many people in business react to a negative comment or a lost sale They don’t respond To truly take charge of...


The New Frontier in Coaching with Professor Keith Davis

Today we have a wonderful guest and a legend of the skill acquisition world. Professor Keith Davids from Sheffield Hallam University is a pioneer in the field of learning skills. Keith was very generous with his time and we covered a wide range of coaching topics from multiple perspectives. What gets in the way of effective coaching? Why are we not getting the results we desire? What are some of the limitations of coaching with an expert model? The use and misuse of technology We...


The need for purpose – why having clear intention makes all the difference

Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott from Vision 54 www.vision54.com In today’s show we welcome back friends of the podcast Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriot from Vision 54 Pia and Lynn are visionary coaches who have had success with players at all levels of the game of golf but most notably on the PGA and LPGA Tours They have written some of the best golf instruction books available included their most recent work ‘Be A Player’ In our time together we discuss a wide range of topics which are not...


The Unconscious reasons we do what we do with John Bargh

An absolutely brilliant podcast today that will really get you thinking about the way your mind actually works. I love doing these podcasts but this was extra special. John Bargh is the world’s leading expert on the unconscious mind. He is the James Rowland Angell Professor of Psychology at YALE university and the author of the wonderful book ‘Before you Know it’ The unconscious reasons we do what we do You will never look at the role of your unconscious mind in the same way again. Far...


The Secrets of Managing Success Chubby Chandler International Sports Management

In today’s show we get the chance to listen to someone who has been at the coal face of sporting success for the past 25years Andrew ‘Chubby’ Chandler has managed some of the worlds very best golfers Darren Clarke, Louis Oosthuizen, Ernie Els, Rory McIlroy to name but a very few The list is a who’s who of some of the very best in the game We get chance to talk about what Chubby learned as a player himself on the European Tour and how the game has changed so much from the days of...


Me and My Golf - YouTube Superstars!! - Piers Ward and Andy Proudman

Me and My Golf – YouTube Superstars!! Piers Ward and Andy Proudman In today’s show we have the opportunity to meet two golf professionals who took ACTION. They implemented a strategy and have now become the biggest golf instruction site in the world. Me and My Golf is literally a sensation Piers and Andy provide valuable, effective and simple strategies to improve your game through the medium of YouTube What comes through in this fascinating and inspiring session is their honest...


Stoic WIsdom - practical philosophy that could change your life

What could the ancient philosophies of the likes of Seneca, Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius have to do with your game in the modern world? Well maybe EVERYTHING These ancient philosophers may have made there utterances over two thousand years ago but they are more relevant in my opinion in today’s world than they have ever been. We look into a book called ‘The Daily Stoic’ by Ryan Holiday and reveal some absolute pearls of wisdom. ‘The circle of control’ We may have heard many time such...


Tim O'Connor and the Life of the LEGEND that was Moe Norman, one of the greatest ball strikers of ALL time in golf

Have you heard of Moe Norman? Some of you listening will say a resounding YES whilst the vast majority will probably have never heard of him. This is a tragedy!! Moe Norman was by all accounts one of the greatest ball strikers of ALL time in golf. Yet to many his legacy remains a mystery. Well hopefully we can do something about that on the Brain Booster We have with us today Tim O’Connor who is a performance coach in Canada as well as being a very esteemed author. He wrote the...


Dr Ed Coughlan Ability by birth skill by work

In today’s show we have an EXEPTIONAL guest. Ed Coughlan is one of the world’s leading experts in SKILL ACQUISITION and his insights will prove incredibly beneficial to your quest in becoming better at almost anything. Based at the Cork institute of technology Ed has spent time with some of the leading practitioners of skill acquisition. He is both fascinating and engaging We had a wonderful discussion devoid of any ego just sharing information to help players improve. Ed’s route to...


Nick Edmund - A story of hope and inspiration and working with Nick Faldo

Nick Edmund – A story of hope and inspiration We have talked many times on this show about ‘your story’ The way you construct your world based on how YOU interpret it Your story will dictate your effectiveness in life Today we have an extraordinary story from and extraordinary man A story to inspire you and help you can clarity on your own perspective of your life, your work and your game Nick talks about going ‘From the Bar to the 19th Hole’ How he gave up a successful law career...


How to stop repeating old patterns and habits with Dr Noel Rousseau

In today’s show we provide an insight about how a coach and a player can evolve by taking ACTION Instead of just keep repeating the same old patterns and habits What are you going to DO that will make a difference? What will you do with the information in this podcast? We discuss today with Noel how he went from being a very player to an outstanding coach To go from shooting in the SIXTIES in practice to the horror of taking NINETY in a tournament that mattered. Can you imagine how...


The Lost Art of Being Yourself - what you need to do

It would seem in the modern world that we are always being told what to do. We have so many ‘experts’ who tell us that we need to do it ‘this’ way and if you do it ‘that’ way then you are totally wrong. It can be advice on your diet, your fitness, you golf, your relationships. I am not saying that all advice is wrong Far from it Listening to the experiences of other people who have been through similar situations to yourself can be hugely beneficial IF You take that information and...


Looking after your most valuable asset - Your Brain. Dr Dale Bredesen author 'The End of Alzheimers'

Looking after your most valuable asset – Your Brain With Dr Dale Bredesen author of ‘The End of Alzheimers’ The First Programme to Prevent and Reverse the Cognitive Decline of Dementia We have today an extraordinary guest. Often we hear the phrase ‘groundbreaking book’ It is an overused cliché Yet today’s guest totally deserves that accolade Someone who can give hope to the millions suffering directly or indirectly from the effects of this wicked disease. We talk not only about the...


The skill of Developing Skill with Steven Orr

How would you like to have more SKILL? Would that be useful? To develop more skill in your golf game, in your business or in your life. What are the factors that underpin the development of your skills? The key question perhaps is why we stop developing skills as we get older How and why do we get in our own way. What different approach COULD you take to develop your skills further? How much more fun would that be? Today’s session is a fascinating insight from a really great...


How to have more energy and vitality in your life with Tony Wrighton

How many people actually wake up in a morning full of energy and vitality? What is your ‘zest’ for life like? How much are you actually able to give to your day? Without energy and vitality it is very tough to be even close to your best in your business or in your life. Today’s guest and friend of the podcast is Tony Wrighton He is a Sky Sports presenter but also a coach and author who has a tremendous podcast called ‘Zestology’ Tony has travelled the globe in search of the...


Blissfully Dissatisfied - Desire and appreciation - Are they mutually exclusive?

In today’s episode we explore a very powerful concept. You will have probably felt times in your life when you feel very grateful. It doesn’t have to be earth shattering or ground breaking. It could be as simple as a good meal with friends or getting up to see a beautiful sunrise. It could be the joy of being able to move your body. Being grateful is VERY good for us We under use it. Yet if we are so grateful for everything we have would there be any reason to strive for anything...


Vin Harris - The Monk who drove a Ferrari EP39

We have had a common theme on this show over the past few months which has focused around the concept of ‘Attention’. The key principle being that your attention is either in a useful or useless place for the task you have in front of you. So often we are the victim of a mind wandering almost everywhere other than the place we want it to be. We accept that we should train our body but too little attention is paid to how we can train our attention and more importantly how we can react to...


EP38 Gary Nicol – The Lost Art of Putting

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 turn...


EP37 Dr Matt Bridge – The amazing impact of effective routines

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...