Dec 5, 2019
The goal of golf is to score as low as possible.
The purpose of golf is for you alone to decide.
Today on the Brain Booster we have a special guest in Sky Sports Nick Dougherty
We had a real honest discussion in which Nick shared some insights from his own playing and broadcasting experiences.
We start with the biggest win of his playing career the Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews
We look into the reasons why and how he won
We talk about how nervous he was going into the final round but how he managed to get the job done with a wonderful piece of advice from his personal trainer
The message is clear – great players don’t feel comfortable
They understand that to fulfil your potential you need to have a different relationship to discomfort
This part of the conversation is so valuable to any player at any level
From the highs of a great win we talk about the lows of losing his game
The daily struggle
The tragic premature death of his Mum
The effect that had on Nick’s perspective
The lessons he has now learned about what he would do differently
Amongst many other topics we discuss
How golf should be something you DO as opposed to something you ARE
How the ego can be taken to some dark places if we buy into the ‘hype’ of the game
The need to play YOUR game for the right reasons
We discuss the role Nick Faldo played in his development
A part of Nick Faldo that few people know or understand
How the game eventually got Nick Dougherty to the point he didn’t want to play anymore
The role of parents in developing happy golfers
Golfers that will stay with the game
A great insight from Nick how his own relationship with his father was lost then from a letter was found again
What role golf can play in a balanced life
Nick was so honest and so open. You cannot fail to gain some real insights that you will be able to apply to so much more than just you game.
These are lessons in Life
To find out more about Nick go to Twitter @NickDougherty5
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