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Anthony

Should We Give Our Players Homework?

Hindsight is a great thing. A great, great thing. Sometimes you’re so enveloped in things and in your own head that you don’t see things clearly. You become biased to your own point of view and worry less about how…

A Good Session

If I’m watching another coach, I primarily think that the session is “good” if I feel it is conducted in the right way. If it is well-prepared. If the coach is affable. If they ask good questions and are professional…

Textbook Swing vs Talent

Particularly for better players, if someone with a textbook swing plays well it’s because of their swing. If someone with a non-textbook swing plays well it’s because they’ve got “good hands.”

Strike vs Slice

Even though most coaches say that the slice is the number 1 thing that we encounter on the lesson tee, I would say that poor contact far outweighs it. Most lessons I give are around getting someone to hit it…

The Little Things

It’s easy to be dismissive of “the little things”. Little things like being early, having things prepared, looking good and finishing on time. But really “the little things” are “the big things”.

The Pesky National Coach

“I’ve been coaching them for 10 years and all of a sudden they go to a few national trainings and this national coach gets in their ear and they leave me! I can’t believe it!” If you’ve been coaching for…

What Guided Discovery Isn’t

Guided discovery is not letting someone piss around and suffer whilst you stand back, knowing the answer that they’re trying to figure out. True guided discovery is about creating environments, both physically and psychologically, that permit and encourage the player…

Missing From 3 Feet

We often get players say they miss very short putts. That they would rather have an 8 footer than a 3 footer. The answer is there straight away. The only thing that has changed from an 8 feet to a…

Too Hard Or Too Thin?

It’s always surprising the amount of golfers who think that the ball shot over the back of the green on a small approach shot was down to them hitting it too hard rather than them topping or thinning it. From…