Dec 19, 2019
Today we have with us one of the world’s leading golf course architects Mike Clayton
Mike was kind enough to write a wonderful chapter in our book ‘The Lost Art of Playing Golf’
In his chapter he really set the scene of how you can think more productively about the golf course in a way to help you become a better player.
The secret to success in ANY field is to be able to direct your attention in to USEFUL places.
Most of the time we have our attention anywhere but a useful place.
In all areas of our life.
The SKILL of attention is paramount.
To get inside the head of the course architect when you play the game is a great way to direct your attention to get the best from your game
To be really tuned in to the QUESTIONS the golf course is asking of you
On today’s show we get some wonderful insights from Mike
Mike Clayton had a very successful amateur career which included the 1978 Australian Amateur and the Victorian Amateur in 1977 and 1981. He turned professional in 1981, the same year he joined the Australian Tour. He won his first tour event one year later and would win six more times between then and 1994.
Clayton played on the European Tour from 1982 to 2000, winning the 1984 Timex Open. He also won the 1984 Korean Open. His best finish on the Australian Order of Merit was 4th in 1994. He would never lose his playing status until he became eligible for the Australian Senior's Tour.
We talk at great length about ways to think differently about your game.
To gain a better perspective of what a course architect is trying to do to influence your game both good and bad.
We talk about some of the legends of the game most notably a wonderful story from Mike about the legendary Peter Thompson who won the Open five times in the 1950’s and ‘60s
The whole purpose of the Brain Booster is to get you to think differently and look at the game of golf and the game of life from a different perspective.
I am sure once you have listened to Mike some of your ideas about golf and scoring will change.
Enjoy your time with Mike
I certainly did
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