Dec 8, 2017
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 thrust of matchplay golf and the chance to challenge himself mentally.
Dealing with setbacks.
Being mentally tough
His first attempt at getting and holding on to his regular tour card ended in failure. This only spurred him on to do better.
How he worked on being ‘part’ of the tour
We talk about early days on tour and how he got used to the demands of playing sport at the very highest level.
Ryder Cup and how he dealt with some adverse publicity around his selection
The great pride in becoming a Ryder Cup player
Then the dark days.
How it all turned very sour.
Going from the top 50 in the world to near oblivion
How he got lost with his game and came to the point of despair.
The ball disappearing miles left and right of a fairway.
The mental anguish he experienced as he just couldn’t keep the ball on the golf course.
How trying to achieve a ‘perfect swing’ caused his loss of form and how drowning in too much information led to a path of misery.
Andrew explains what didn’t work for him.
He ended up losing HIS identity.
His own blueprint of how to play the game.
As we have said many times before this podcast is about finding YOUR way not THE way.
What didn’t work for Andrew MAY work for you and vice versa but it is great to hear such a no holds barred account of the path he personally went down.
We talk about some of the coaching methods out there and how some coaches may be doing more harm than good.
How coaching should be about playing and not just swinging.
How to look at the whole picture of your game and not just a small part.
What he sees in some of today’s great players and what you can learn from this.
We talk about how he managed to change direction and get involved in a new career in commentary, a career he clearly relishes and is VERY good at.
You will learn
How your environment is so crucial in developing your game
How the fun factor is so often overlooked
Having trust in what YOU do as opposed to always searching for perfection as judged by others
Mental toughness how it can be built but also how it can be destroyed
The ‘technique trap’ and how you can lose the ability to play with information overload
Life on the European Tour the ups and the downs
Dealing with ‘dark days’ and how to pull yourself out of a slump
How memories can affect your game and what to do about it
When the fun goes what do you do?
Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and being brave enough to change
How to take charge of your own coaching and own the process yourself
The habits of great players what they do and don’t do
You may not agree with all that Andrew says in this session but you will be refreshed by his honesty of what was good and bad for HIS game.
Take your own learning from this.
Perhaps question what you are currently doing.
Are you making progress with your game? Your business? Your life?
Listen to this podcast and challenge yourself going forwards
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