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Karl Morris - The Brainbooster

Do you want to boost your brain - win your game? I'm Karl Morris one of Europe's leading Performance Coaches. Whether it's sport, business or pleasure, the real key to success is to go from thought to ACTION and MAKE the changes happen. This Podcast will help you get the best out of yourself and your clients.

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The Flow Code – Dr Rick Sessinghaus #232
Today we are joined again on the Brain Booster by Dr Rick Sessinghaus, longtime coach to double major winner Collin Morikawa and a host of other top players and the originator of the ‘Flow Code’ coaching program. Rick is a certified Mind Factor coach. He is the expert on the mindset principles that make or break performance on and off the course. His coaching has helped top junior, collegiate, and professional golfers reach new levels of performance. Rick has also provided seminars and consulting to business teams and leaders improving their bottom line. He is an Instructional Editor for Golf Tips magazine and can be seen on Fox Sports Network as a mental game contributor. Rick’s book Golf: The Ultimate Mind Game has been featured in national golf magazines and used by leading golf instructors across the country as the “best resource to improve your mental game.” Rick uses the proven DISC assessment to develop high performance teams and having one understand how personality affects behavior. We got the chance to discuss Rick’s work with Collin Morikawa who he has coached from a young boy until the present day. The challenges that come with becoming a Major winner How to reset your goals after success? The downside of expectations. The ability to reflect more effectively. What are the underlying patterns that lead to your success? How do we access a high performance state? What can you do to get there more often How we can use quality questions to improve your swing instead of just trying to ‘fix’ mechanics. The vital importance of understanding cause and effect The role of the hands in controlling the clubface Why self awareness is so important to develop your game Is EXTERNAL focus always the best way to go? Why you need to understand what will work for YOU as a unique individual. The best way to develop an effective post shot routine. Understanding how this can transform your RELATIONSHIP to the game. A wonderful session with a great coach who has had such incredible success at all levels of the game To find out more about Rick and the Flow Code programs go to https://theflowcode.com/golf-academy/ To find out more about the Mind Factor go to www.themindfactor.com To find out more about the golfer’s health screen with Pall Mall Pall Mall’s health screen packages assess your blood profile, highlight any markers for certain cancers, check your heart health, stroke risk, other major organ health and much more. You can even have an MRI scan – with no waiting list– to check on any golfing ailments or dodgy joints. Let’s face it, we all have some aches and pains and we all need to be aware of our health. Whilst we talk a lot about the mental side of the game on the Brain Booster, if you’ve something holding you back physically, that can have just as detrimental an impact on your game. Golfer health screens at Pall Mall start from £249 for the “well man” or “well woman” check-up for anyone 40+. There are additional packages with more extensive scans and tests, including one where you can have help with your mental performance from yours truly. Learn more about Pall Mall’s Golfer Health Screens by: visiting the latest news section at https://www.pallmallmedical.co.uk/  scroll to the footer of their home page) Give them a call  Or by clicking on the link in our Brain Booster Podcast description :https://www.pallmallmedical.co.uk/ppc/medical/golf-health-screen/            
62:16 09/30/2022
The Legacy of Brian Sparks – The Easiest Swing in Golf with Philip Sparks #232
It was very sad to hear of the passing of Brian Sparks a few months ago. Brian was a guest on the show a few years ago and we had a wonderful conversation about his book ‘Positive Impact Golf’ and the video he became famous for called ‘The Easiest Swing in Golf’. Today we get chance to listen to his brother Philip Sparks who is carrying on his marvellous legacy and has created a wonderful online community called ‘The Easiest Swing Club’   The video Brian produced a number of years ago called ‘The Easiest Swing in Golf’ was a real one off. No instruction, no fancy camera work just Brian doing his thing and swinging the club in a totally effortless and relaxed way. The video has had hundreds of thousands of views. People got in touch with Brian from all over the world. The video had a lasting impact. Showing the possibility of swinging the club in an effortless manner with the absence of technical information but an emphasis on relaxation.   With Philip we go into detail about the concepts behind the Easiest Swing in Golf and what it could potentially do for your game.   How you don’t have to conform   How you can let your body move in a flowing and graceful way   What is the ‘La Danse du Golf’?   The 3 Deadly Don’ts   The value of really great questions   The remarkable story of a stroke survivor and how Brian’s concepts helped his recovery   A really heart warming and life affirming conversation about a man dedicated to coaching the game to help people ENJOY the special experience that is golf.   To find out more about the Easiest Swing Club go to www.easiestswing.com or www.easiestswing.club   The discount code for Brain Booster listeners is KMESC25 with the first 100 subscriptions getting a lifetime 25% discount off membership (full price $299 pa or $36 pcm).  25% Discount to the first payment thereafter using the same code applicable to either monthly or annual subscriptions before 31.12.22.     To become a Certified Mind Factor coach go to www.themindfactor.com   To find out more about the golfer’s health screen with Pall Mall   Pall Mall’s health screen packages assess your blood profile, highlight any markers for certain cancers, check your heart health, stroke risk, other major organ health and much more. You can even have an MRI scan – with no waiting list– to check on any golfing ailments or dodgy joints. Let’s face it, we all have some aches and pains and we all need to be aware of our health.   Whilst we talk a lot about the mental side of the game on the Brain Booster, if you’ve something holding you back physically, that can have just as detrimental an impact on your game.   Golfer health screens at Pall Mall start from £249 for the “well man” or “well woman” check-up for anyone 40+. There are additional packages with more extensive scans and tests, including one where you can have help with your mental performance from yours truly. Learn more about Pall Mall’s Golfer Health Screens by: visiting the latest news section at https://www.pallmallmedical.co.uk/ scroll to the footer of their home page) Give them a call  Or by clicking on the link in our Brain Booster Podcast description :http://www.pallmallmedical.co.uk/ppc/medical/golf-health-screen/              
58:29 09/16/2022
The State of THE Game and how it affects YOUR game – Andrew Murray #231
Today on the Brain Booster we are joined by former European Open Champion and supporter of the podcast Andrew Murray to discuss the ‘state of the game’ and what that means for you and YOUR game. The session was recorded a few weeks ago just after the 150th Open at St Andrews but the content of our conversation is very relevant to your game today. We talk about Open champion Cameron Smith and his wonderful approach on the greens The difference between working on HOW to get the ball to the hole as opposed to WHERE you want the ball to go The absolute heart of the ‘Lost Art of Putting’ How Rory has freed up his short game with the help of Brad Faxon Tiger Woods and his legacy to the game What impact has he REALLY had? How we can truly grow the game of golf We seem to be at the moment in something of ‘crisis mode’ with the game as we hear so much about the detrimental effect that LIV is having on our game. But could there be some positives? Could we look to see how the game and the experience of the game can be improved? How could YOU get involved in growing the game at the grassroots level? Stay in the game What you can do to make sure you KEEP playing golf As ever with Andrew the conversation was wide ranging and informative. To find out more about Andrew Murray go to https://andrewmurraygolf.com To become a Certified Mind Factor coach go to www.themindfactor.com To find out more about the golfer’s health screen with Pall Mall Pall Mall’s health screen packages assess your blood profile, highlight any markers for certain cancers, check your heart health, stroke risk, other major organ health and much more. You can even have an MRI scan – with no waiting list– to check on any golfing ailments or dodgy joints. Let’s face it, we all have some aches and pains and we all need to be aware of our health. Whilst we talk a lot about the mental side of the game on the Brain Booster, if you’ve something holding you back physically, that can have just as detrimental an impact on your game. Golfer health screens at Pall Mall start from £249 for the “well man” or “well woman” check-up for anyone 40+. There are additional packages with more extensive scans and tests, including one where you can have help with your mental performance from yours truly. Learn more about Pall Mall’s Golfer Health Screens by: visiting the latest news section at https://www.pallmallmedical.co.uk/ scroll to the footer of their home page) Give them a call  Or by clicking on the link in our Brain Booster Podcast description :http://www.pallmallmedical.co.uk/ppc/medical/golf-health-screen/        
46:29 09/09/2022
Developing a SCRATCH ATTITUDE – Kent Osborne #230
How Emotions will dictate the quality of your game Today on the Brain Booster we are joined by performance coach from Canada Kent Osborne and we got the chance to discuss the role of EMOTION in the way you perform on the golf course or in any endeavour for that matter.   In his business life Kent has been a pioneer in the executive coaching field, and his experience helping professional athletes and corporate leaders improve their inner game revealed this truth: When it comes to personal performance, feelings are as powerful as thoughts. Or, to put it differently, you can’t think positive when you feel negative.    Applying insights from his coaching experience to golf — insights culled from the relatively new discipline of emotional intelligence that worked so well Kent was inspired to write a book so other golfers could benefit.     The Golfer Who Developed A Scratch Attitude is a fiction about an avid golfer who habitually lets frustration diminish his ability and derail his most promising rounds. In the story, he finds a mentor who teaches him how to  — feel good after a good shot   — feel great after a great shot   — feel calm after a bad swing or a bad break  Your best golf requires an artful combination of  physical, mental, and emotional skill. Kent does not suggest that grounding your game in positive feelings will magically fix the flaws in your swing or automatically enable you to make decisions like a Tour caddy. He simply says what every golfer knows from personal experience  — golf’s a hard game, and it becomes even harder when you’re restricted by negative emotion.    To find out more about Kent and his book go to   https://scratchattitude.com   To book yourself on one of the few remaining places on the Mind Factor course go to https://themindfactor.net/the-certification-course/   To find out more about the golfer’s health screen with Pall Mall   Pall Mall’s health screen packages assess your blood profile, highlight any markers for certain cancers, check your heart health, stroke risk, other major organ health and much more. You can even have an MRI scan – with no waiting list– to check on any golfing ailments or dodgy joints. Let’s face it, we all have some aches and pains and we all need to be aware of our health.   Whilst we talk a lot about the mental side of the game on the Brain Booster, if you’ve something holding you back physically, that can have just as detrimental an impact on your game.   Golfer health screens at Pall Mall start from £249 for the “well man” or “well woman” check-up for anyone 40+. There are additional packages with more extensive scans and tests, including one where you can have help with your mental performance from yours truly.   Learn more about Pall Mall’s Golfer Health Screens by: visiting the latest news section at https://www.pallmallmedical.co.uk/ scroll to the footer of their home page) Give them a call  Or by clicking on the link in our Brain Booster Podcast description :http://www.pallmallmedical.co.uk/ppc/medical/golf-health-screen/      
52:05 09/02/2022
The Joy of Exploring Skill Development – Kendal McWade #229
Today we welcome back a great friend of the podcast Kendal McWade Founder of Instinctive Golf A great coach who has had such a huge impact on so many players and coaches Looking at the game in a different way A man with a true passion for his craft We discuss: The learning state What is it and how can we get there more often The limitation of formula and how it can holed you back No freedom in formula How we fall into the trap of ‘doing it right’ Finding the authentic Kendal McWade Why is it that SO many right handed golfers swing left? The visual illusion created at set up Why we need to create the CLARITY of the task How we can then fit the way we hold the club and address the ball based on that clarity Why good ‘basics’ doesn’t mean we will play good golf Developing skills through awareness, slower swings, shorter swings As usual with Kendal a really thought provoking and engaging conversation Enjoy To find out more about Kendal go to https://instinctivegolfcoaching.co.uk/who-we-are/ To become a Certified Mind Factor coach go to www.themindfactor.com To find out more about the golfers health screen with Pall Mall Pall Mall’s health screen packages assess your blood profile, highlight any markers for certain cancers, check your heart health, stroke risk, other major organ health and much more. You can even have an MRI scan – with no waiting list– to check on any golfing ailments or dodgy joints. Let’s face it, we all have some aches and pains and we all need to be aware of our health. Whilst we talk a lot about the mental side of the game on the Brain Booster, if you’ve something holding you back physically, that can have just as detrimental an impact on your game. Golfer health screens at Pall Mall start from £249 for the “well man” or “well woman” check-up for anyone 40+. There are additional packages with more extensive scans and tests, including one where you can have help with your mental performance from yours truly. Learn more about Pall Mall’s Golfer Health Screens by: isiting the latest news section at https://www.pallmallmedical.co.uk/ scroll to the footer of their home page) Give them a call  Or by clicking on the link in our Brain Booster Podcast description :http://www.pallmallmedical.co.uk/ppc/medical/golf-health-screen/
66:19 08/26/2022
What are the keys to a RESILIENT Mind – Matt Caldaroni #228
In today’s unpredictable and chaotic world the mental skill of resilience is one to be really prized and developed. In the game of golf being resilient to the inevitable setbacks the game throws at you is a major asset and one the very best players have in abundance. On today’s Brain Booster we are joined by Matt Caldaroni a Performance Coach specializing in RESILIENCE   Matt Caldaroni, was faced with adversity at the age of twelve. A coach tried to rip away his lifelong dream of becoming a professional soccer goalkeeper, telling him the sport just wasn’t for him. At that moment, Molliteum was born. Matt had realized that in order to get to where he wanted to be, he needed to be in charge. Nothing in life was going to be given but needed to be taken.   Matt weaponized the adversity he experienced and became the best version of himself. Earning himself a scholarship at the age of seventeen, he made the jump to the professional ranks of soccer, in Italy, at the age of nineteen. It was here that Matt realized there was an unseen advantage that lay beneath the surface within us all: resilience saved his career. Most of the time in sport and in life we are faced with setbacks and disappointment. We don’t hit the shot we want We don’t make the birdie we expected We finish down the field in a tournament Our handicap doesn’t come down Setbacks are part of the game of life How we DEAL with those setbacks is the very heart of the resilient mind With Matt - We discuss: The four cornerstones to building resilience How you build your IDENTITY as a resilient person The key steps to resilience Building a resilient mind and body To find out more about Matt go to https://www.molliteum.com/ourstory To become a CERTIFIED MIND FACTOR COACH go to Make a BIG difference with your coaching www.themindfactor.com To find out more about the golfers health screen with Pall Mall   Pall Mall’s health screen packages assess your blood profile, highlight any markers for certain cancers, check your heart health, stroke risk, other major organ health and much more. You can even have an MRI scan – with no waiting list– to check on any golfing ailments or dodgy joints. Let’s face it, we all have some aches and pains and we all need to be aware of our health.   Whilst we talk a lot about the mental side of the game on the Brain Booster, if you’ve something holding you back physically, that can have just as detrimental an impact on your game.   Golfer health screens at Pall Mall start from £249 for the “well man” or “well woman” check-up for anyone 40+. There are additional packages with more extensive scans and tests, including one where you can have help with your mental performance from yours truly. To find out more about the golfers health screen with Pall Mall Pall Mall’s health screen packages assess your blood profile, highlight any markers for certain cancers, check your heart health, stroke risk, other major organ health and much more. You can even have an MRI scan – with no waiting list– to check on any golfing ailments or dodgy joints. Let’s face it, we all have some aches and pains and we all need to be aware of our health. Whilst we talk a lot about the mental side of the game on the Brain Booster, if you’ve something holding you back physically, that can have just as detrimental an impact on your game. Golfer health screens at Pall Mall start from £249 for the “well man” or “well woman” check-up for anyone 40+. There are additional packages with more extensive scans and tests, including one where you can have help with your mental performance from yours truly. Learn more about Pall Mall’s Golfer Health Screens by: isiting the latest news section at https://www.pallmallmedical.co.uk/ scroll to the footer of their home page) Give them a call  Or by clicking on the link in our Brain Booster Podcast description :http://www.pallmallmedical.co.uk/ppc/medical/golf-health-screen/        
57:06 08/19/2022
The Four Foundations of Golf – Jon Sherman #227
Today on the Brain Booster we welcome a wonderful guest in the shape of Jon Sherman the owner of Practical Golf a website totally dedicated to golfers trying to improve their game. He is the author of a great new book called ‘The Four Foundations of Golf’ and the website Pratical Golf has so many high quality articles and information. He is also the co host of the popular podcast ‘The Sweet Spot’ with Adam Young, a previous guest on the Brain Booster. Jon is somewhat unique in the fact that he is a very accomplished +2 amateur golfer as well as a performance coach. He is always walking his talk as he tests his game in Mid Amateur tournaments across the New York state. He has worked diligently at his own game for over 20 years and as he describes the book this is his ‘life’s work’. During the session we go into the Four Foundations of Golf which are: Managing Expectations Strategy Practice The Mental Game So many wonderful nuggets of valuable information  How managing expectation greatly assists your psychology Being able to develop more ESSENTIAL golf skills The how and why centred strikes are so very important Being clear on what TASK you are trying to achieve Working back to IMPACT to create SHOTS How to better control the clubface How less is more when it comes to your shots can be transformative The myth of ‘eliminating one side of the course’ The benefits of developing one shot shape How you can balance your swing with opposites The incredible value of gratitude and appreciation The need for most amateur players to focus more on the ENJOYMENT element of the game To find out more about Jon and his work go to www.practical-golf.com To become a CERTIFIED MIND FACTOR COACH go to Make a BIG difference with your coaching www.themindfactor.com To find out more about the golfers health screen with Pall Mall   Pall Mall’s health screen packages assess your blood profile, highlight any markers for certain cancers, check your heart health, stroke risk, other major organ health and much more. You can even have an MRI scan – with no waiting list– to check on any golfing ailments or dodgy joints. Let’s face it, we all have some aches and pains and we all need to be aware of our health.   Whilst we talk a lot about the mental side of the game on the Brain Booster, if you’ve something holding you back physically, that can have just as detrimental an impact on your game.   Golfer health screens at Pall Mall start from £249 for the “well man” or “well woman” check-up for anyone 40+. There are additional packages with more extensive scans and tests, including one where you can have help with your mental performance from yours truly. To find out more about the golfers health screen with Pall Mall Pall Mall’s health screen packages assess your blood profile, highlight any markers for certain cancers, check your heart health, stroke risk, other major organ health and much more. You can even have an MRI scan – with no waiting list– to check on any golfing ailments or dodgy joints. Let’s face it, we all have some aches and pains and we all need to be aware of our health. Whilst we talk a lot about the mental side of the game on the Brain Booster, if you’ve something holding you back physically, that can have just as detrimental an impact on your game. Golfer health screens at Pall Mall start from £249 for the “well man” or “well woman” check-up for anyone 40+. There are additional packages with more extensive scans and tests, including one where you can have help with your mental performance from yours truly. Learn more about Pall Mall’s Golfer Health Screens by: isiting the latest news section at https://www.pallmallmedical.co.uk/ scroll to the footer of their home page) Give them a call  Or by clicking on the link in our Brain Booster Podcast description :http://www.pallmallmedical.co.uk/ppc/medical/golf-health-screen/    
73:06 08/12/2022
How to create an EFFICIENT golf swing – Kelvin Kelley #226
Welcome back to the Brain Booster for another week. Thank you for supporting the show, it really is appreciated. From time to time people question me about my seemingly indifferent approach to ‘working’ on the golf swing. And that all I want people to do is ‘just play’ This couldn’t be further from the truth as I have always believed that the key to great golf is a blend of swing efficiency coupled with a great mindset. I do not believe in endlessly dissecting your swing and obsessing over positions but I do believe in having a good understanding of what creates your SHOTS. It was with that in mind I wanted to welcome back a great coach from the USA and a big supporter of the podcast Kelvin Kelley to discuss how best to make your swing more efficient. We discuss: How the set up is the very best place to start making your swing more efficient. Why you can set up in a way to help you create a powerful impact position Feeling a dynamic impact position with an impact bag Hitting angles at address How to turn the switch to performance on the golf course Becoming a ‘shot detective’ out on the golf course Letting the shot create the swing How your physiology affects your performance How your lifestyle dramatically affects your performance Some really solid and interesting concepts from a top coach Kelvin is a Class A PGA golf professional in San Francisco, California. He has taught at some of the top golf clubs in the Bay Area, which include The Olympic Club and Sonoma Golf Club. Kelvin was recently voted a “Top Instructor To Watch” by golf.com and has written several articles for golf.com and GolfWRX. Kelvin works with his students to develop an efficient golf swing. He welcomes golfers of all skill levels however is geared towards the more committed golfer. Besides swing and short game instruction, Kelvin is an expert in on and off the course coaching. This includes mental preparation, developing practice routines and course strategizing. More information can be found at  www.kelleygolf.com To become a CERTIFIED MIND FACTOR COACH go to www.themindfactor.com To find out more about the golfers health screen with Pall Mall Pall Mall’s health screen packages assess your blood profile, highlight any markers for certain cancers, check your heart health, stroke risk, other major organ health and much more. You can even have an MRI scan – with no waiting list– to check on any golfing ailments or dodgy joints. Let’s face it, we all have some aches and pains and we all need to be aware of our health. Whilst we talk a lot about the mental side of the game on the Brain Booster, if you’ve something holding you back physically, that can have just as detrimental an impact on your game. Golfer health screens at Pall Mall start from £249 for the “well man” or “well woman” check-up for anyone 40+. There are additional packages with more extensive scans and tests, including one where you can have help with your mental performance from yours truly. Learn more about Pall Mall’s Golfer Health Screens by: isiting the latest news section at https://www.pallmallmedical.co.uk/ scroll to the footer of their home page) Give them a call  Or by clicking on the link in our Brain Booster Podcast description :http://www.pallmallmedical.co.uk/ppc/medical/golf-health-screen/      
36:19 08/05/2022
The Neuroscience of Great Putting - Izzy Justice #225
Welcome again to the Brain Booster podcast. I just had to get him back on the show after the feedback from our first conversation. Dr Izzy Justice the neuroscientist who has worked with some of the worlds very best players and is the creator of the ‘Brain Trackman’ and author of the wonderful book GYRA Golf This podcast could make a HUGE difference to your game On today’s show we go deep into the neuroscience of great PUTTING What is actually happening in the brain when we putt well and perhaps more importantly what is happening in our brains when we get in our own way and putt poorly? Why is putting so mental? What happens in your brain when it realises the FINALITY of a putt? Why your brain wave frequency is so crucial to you holing more putts How a decrease in brain wave frequency can actually change your putting stroke How your focus of ATTENTION is so crucial to good putting Why a wandering brain will cause you to miss so many putts Why a short missed putt is THE most expensive shot in golf How the ‘language of putting’ is so misleading What putting actually means to your brain The TRUE definition Why many putting gadgets will actually make you worse Why it is SO important for your to HOLD the target What and how to practice to improve your game This is a SUPERB session that will make a TREMENDOUS difference to your game Join us for our FREE webinar with Dr Izzy Justice on Friday August 12th at 5pm UK ‘The Neuroscience of GREAT GOLF’ To get your Zoom invitation e-mail us at info@themindfactor.com To become a CERTIFIED MIND FACTOR coach go to www.themindfactor.com To find out more about the golfers health screen with Pall Mall Pall Mall’s health screen packages assess your blood profile, highlight any markers for certain cancers, check your heart health, stroke risk, other major organ health and much more. You can even have an MRI scan – with no waiting list– to check on any golfing ailments or dodgy joints. Let’s face it, we all have some aches and pains and we all need to be aware of our health. Whilst we talk a lot about the mental side of the game on the Brain Booster, if you’ve something holding you back physically, that can have just as detrimental an impact on your game. Golfer health screens at Pall Mall start from £249 for the “well man” or “well woman” check-up for anyone 40+. There are additional packages with more extensive scans and tests, including one where you can have help with your mental performance from yours truly. Learn more about Pall Mall’s Golfer Health Screens by: isiting the latest news section at https://www.pallmallmedical.co.uk/ scroll to the footer of their home page) Give them a call  Or by clicking on the link in our Brain Booster Podcast description :http://www.pallmallmedical.co.uk/ppc/medical/golf-health-screen/      
70:09 07/29/2022
Coaching and Caddying for a PGA Tour winner – Randy Joyner #224
Today we welcome back onto the Brain Booster our really good friend and colleague from the USA, Randy Joyner. Randy has been establishing himself over the past few years as one of the very best coaches in the States. He has had outstanding results at ALL levels applying many of the ‘Lost Art of Golf’ principles. One of his long time students is Derek Ernst who has been a winner on the PGA Tour. We got the chance to discuss with Randy how he works with Derek and in particular what he learned from a recent experience where he caddied for Derek in the John Deere Classic. There are some absolute gems of information within this conversation. On this particular week Derek was struggling to make the cut and Randy describes just how they manged to get the job done and play at the weekend. We often hear about winners on Tour but the real pressure for many players is to get over the cut line and have employment for the weekend We get totally inside the ropes here with the player/caddie relationship We discussed : How a top player would prepare for a PGA Tour event The pitfalls of doing the WRONG type of practice Falling into the ‘seriousness’ trap How you need to ‘live life’ outside the confines of the four rounds The importance of the ‘in between’ time. The 90% of golf that is NOT golf Trying to make the cut, feeling uncomfortable but getting the job done anyway To find out more about ‘The President’s Cup Experience’ with Karl and Randy go to https://www.tourmindfactor.com To become a certified Mind Factor Coach go to https://themindfactor.net/the-certification-course/ To find out more about the golfers health screen with Pall Mall   Pall Mall’s health screen packages assess your blood profile, highlight any markers for certain cancers, check your heart health, stroke risk, other major organ health and much more. You can even have an MRI scan – with no waiting list– to check on any golfing ailments or dodgy joints. Let’s face it, we all have some aches and pains and we all need to be aware of our health.   Whilst we talk a lot about the mental side of the game on the Brain Booster, if you’ve something holding you back physically, that can have just as detrimental an impact on your game.   Golfer health screens at Pall Mall start from £249 for the “well man” or “well woman” check-up for anyone 40+. There are additional packages with more extensive scans and tests, including one where you can have help with your mental performance from yours truly.   Learn more about Pall Mall’s Golfer Health Screens by: Visiting the latest news section at https://www.pallmallmedical.co.uk/ scroll to the footer of their home page) Give them a call  Or by clicking on the link in our Brain Booster Podcast description :http://www.pallmallmedical.co.uk/ppc/medical/golf-health-screen/          
56:28 07/22/2022
How to embrace the ‘Zone Experience’ with Rupert Spira #223
Today we have a great show lined up as we welcome back Rupert Spira. This session is a recording of a live webinar I did with Rupert recently discussing the nature of the ‘Zone Experience’ As ever with Rupert it was a wonderfully engaging and thought provoking session full of insight to be applied to all areas of your life. Rupert Spira is the author of numerous books including ‘Being Myself’ and ‘Being aware of being aware’ His most recent book is ‘You are the happiness you seek’ As a spiritual teacher he explores the concepts of ‘Non Duality’ and the ‘Direct Path’ to experience. He travels worldwide hosting retreats and teachings around the nature of being and experience. What is the Zone? More importantly how can we access its qualities on a more frequent basis How do we interact with the environment? Do we see the course as a ‘friendly place’? What place does ambition have in the Non Dual approach? Being completely absorbed in something you LOVE to do Are we seeking happiness in all the wrong places? A truly great conversation that will engage your mind to ask some deeper questions. Enjoy!! To find out more about Rupert Spira go to www.rupertspira.com To become a Certified Mind Factor coach go to https://themindfactor.net/the-certification-course/ To find out more about the golfers health screen with Pall Mall Pall Mall’s health screen packages assess your blood profile, highlight any markers for certain cancers, check your heart health, stroke risk, other major organ health and much more. You can even have an MRI scan – with no waiting list– to check on any golfing ailments or dodgy joints. Let’s face it, we all have some aches and pains and we all need to be aware of our health. Whilst we talk a lot about the mental side of the game on the Brain Booster, if you’ve something holding you back physically, that can have just as detrimental an impact on your game. Golfer health screens at Pall Mall start from £249 for the “well man” or “well woman” check-up for anyone 40+. There are additional packages with more extensive scans and tests, including one where you can have help with your mental performance from yours truly. Learn more about Pall Mall’s Golfer Health Screens by: Visiting the latest news section at https://www.pallmallmedical.co.uk scroll to the footer of their home page) Give them a call  Or by clicking on the link in our Brain Booster Podcast description :http://www.pallmallmedical.co.uk/ppc/medical/golf-health-screen/      
69:59 07/15/2022
What can a club fitting REALLY do for your game? – Nick Hibbs – Tour X #222
The Myths and Misconceptions around what club fitting can ACTUALLY do for you and your golf. We go in a slightly different direction on today’s Brain Booster but still with the underlying idea of looking at all avenues to improve your game. We are joined on the show by Nick Hibbs from Tour X who is one of the best club fitting experts in the UK. I have known Nick for many years and he is one of the game’s good people with a genuine care for his clients and students. He has a warmth of personality that is infectious. Nick has worked with some of the top players in the history of the game such as Vijay Singh, Tom Watson, Bernhard Langer and Nick Faldo Players who were renowned for their depth of knowledge with their own clubs. He served his apprenticeship over many years on the European Tour and his technical know how of all aspects of club fitting is literally second to none. So what benefit can club fitting have as a Brain Booster I have often felt from a mental game perspective if you KNOW your clubs are 100% right for you then it is a great assist in calming the mind. In the show we look into Tiger Woods opinion on the value of a club fitting and how he sees it worth at least a QUARTER of a shot each round. How NOT to fall into the trap of adjusting your game to your clubs. Your clubs should fit YOU and YOUR game. As we have said so many times can you find out EXACTLY what will make you tick as a unique individual What a club fitting can and can’t do for you Why a club fit is not just for better players How much does the shaft play a part in the performance of your shots? What is the latest technology with club heads? What is the actual process of a club fit? How will you actually benefit? How to hit the ball out of the middle of the club more often Wedge fitting or Driver fitting which should you go for? What are some of the myths and misconceptions with club fitting? A really thought provoking session that differs from many previous guests but nevertheless a really valuable contribution to your quest to improve. To find out more about Nick and Tour X Golf go to www.tourxgolf.co.uk   For all aspects of the Mind Factor go to www.themindfactor.com    
33:15 07/08/2022
Manage your golfing expectations – Lou Stagner #221
How you can use statistics to get the VERY best from your game What REALLY makes a difference to your scoring? Today we are joined on the Brain Booster with a wonderful guest in the shape of stat wizard Lou Stagner. A self-proclaimed ‘golf nut and data nerd’, Stagner has become an influential figure in the golf data space by combining a lifelong passion for the game with his background as a business intelligence and analytics executive. He has a really strong presence on Twitter where he posts many valuable and insightful statistics to really make you think about your game. So many of us place undue pressure on our games because of the expectations we carry around with us. The perception of what is a ‘good’ shot or a ‘makeable putt’ is often completely distorted and out of touch with the actual reality of the game. The very best players in the world miss more putts than they hole from 8 feet. They miss 1 in every 3 greens. Yet we fall into so many perception traps that harm our state of mind on the course. We make poor decisions based on our perceptions of reality as opposed to the actual truth. We explore Why it is vital to know YOUR actual shot patterns and habits The biggest myths surrounding statistics How trying to find the ‘right side’ of the fairway could be costing you lots of shots What are THE most difficult putts? The best strategy for par 3’s, 4’s and 5’s What TIGER focused on at his very best The difference between a 90 shooter and a scratch player. It’s not what you think. The often overlooked element of FUN and why it is so important to your game Such a great session with so much to get you thinking about your game To find out more about Lou go to   Lou Stagner (Golf Stat Pro) (@LouStagner) · Twitter https://twitter.com/LouStagner To become a CERTIFIED MIND FACTOR coach go to www.themindfactor.com    
48:38 07/01/2022
Chaos, Uncertainty and Impermanence in our game. How can we best deal with it? – Vin Harris #220
Today we welcome back onto the Brain Booster my good friend Vin Harris. The previous shows with Vin and the discussions around mindfulness have been so well received and I believe this one will be no exception. We get the chance to look at chaos, uncertainty and impermanence in your game and in the game of life. We seem to be living now in such a chaotic world. Nothing seems to be solid and reliable and the old models seem inappropriate. Uncertain economics, worrying international conflict. So many changes which can be really disturbing. Our thoughts can become so unsettled. We can end up in a ‘sea of thought’ and this type of thinking can easily follow us out onto the golf course When our mind is so busy it becomes increasingly difficult to be PRESENT to the next shot in front of you. What can we do about it? How can we begin to have a different relationship to our thinking so we can NOTICE our thinking as opposed to being lost in the endless flow of images and sensations. Vin provides us with a CALM and SAFE voice of reason to help us navigate the uncertainty. When we make peace with the uncertainty things seem to settle down We look again at GRATITUDE and how this idea is not just a flaky concept but an essential element of great performance How to care without worrying How to get out of the way of ourselves How to basically be a better friend to ourselves both on and off the course. A wonderful session with a man who has trained with some of the foremost Buddhist and Meditation teachers over the past 40 years or so As always you will gain so much listening to the wise words of Vin Harris Vin Harris was involved in writing and editing “Mindful Heroes – stories of journeys that changed lives”. The authors share their inspiring stories of how mindfulness has been applied to a variety of setting across Education, Health, Business, Sport, Creative Arts and Community work.  The book includes Vin’s chapter “Its Golf…but not as we know it: Golf as a mindfulness practice and a metaphor for life” and an introduction to the Sport section by Karl. Vin has offered to send listeners to the Brain Booster Podcast the eBook versions of these two chapters.  To claim your free chapters or if you want to learn more about Mindfulness for Golfers you can contact Vin by email vinharris.hkt@gmail.com For details of an annual golf week that Vin helps to facilitate go to Home - Fairway to Heaven (spiritualgolf.com) To become a CERTIFIED MIND FACTOR coach Come and join us either in Manchester or at the Olympic Club in San Fransisco Go to www.themindfactor.com    
65:05 06/24/2022
Neuroscience the missing link to TRANSFORM your game – Dr Izzy Justice #219
I absolutely guarantee you will find today’s Brain Booster one of the most valuable sessions you have ever heard  from all the shows we have done. We are joined by top neuroscientist Dr Izzy Justice the author of GYRA Golf who works with numerous PGA Tour players on their mental game. Dr Justice explains how the most cutting edge discoveries in neuroscience can make a MASSIVE difference to your game and the execution of your shots. Our conversation moved in so many fascinating directions and many ‘missing pieces’ were put in place for me with what he had to say. Izzy is the creator of the ‘Brain Trackman’ a device that allows him to measure a golfers brain activity both before, during and after a shot. The Brain Trackman takes away the guesswork and gives us an actual concrete and factual insight into what our brain do when we perform well and perhaps more importantly when we get stuck and in our own way. During the session we looked at: The myth of ‘muscle memory’ and how it is your brain that creates every single golf shot or putt How high brain wave frequencies are THE key reason why you do not perform at your best Alpha and Theta Brain waves as an entry point into the zone What ACTUALLY happens in your brain when you take a golf lesson and why you need to REALLY understand both learning and more importantly RETRIEVAL How Sleep is such a vital element to improving your game Why the way MOST golfers practice does NOTHING to help you in the retrieval process Why practicing AFTER you have played golf could actually be damaging your game Why PUTTING training aids are largely ineffective from a neuroscience perspective What you should be focusing your attention on to hole more putts Dr. Izzy Justice is a Sports Neuroscientist who has authored 8 books over the course of 30 years on the topic of Emotional Intelligence. He was the first to integrate EQ into sports and athletic performance. He has trained and certified over 300 coaches in EQ in a wide array of sports disciplines worldwide. He has worked with athletes, coaches, and teams in NASCAR, Tennis, Soccer, Golf, Lacrosse, Basketball, Triathlon, NFL, MLB, Olympians, and many collegiate level programs. Dr. Justice’s primary work is working in Corporate America with leaders of companies integrating EQ into the workplace Contact Dr. Justice: drjustice@gyragolf.com To find out more about Dr Izzy Justice go to www.gyragolf.com   To become a Certified Mind Factor coach go to https://themindfactor.net/the-certification-course/    
87:35 06/17/2022
Skill Acquisition – The Latest Discoveries with Keith Davids #218
Today on the Brain Booster with one of the legends of Skill Acquisition and Ecological Dynamics, Professor Keith Davids from Sheffield Hallam university We had a wonderful conversation a few years ago and we got the chance today to update the current position around skill acquisition and how this can benefit your game The problem with coaching models Over emphasis on body parts and what that does to the learning process The limitations of language The ecological perspective Adapting to and being in tune to your environment Solving the problem of the golf shot as a unique moment in time The myth of automaticity Repetition without repetition How coaches should constantly be setting players problems to solve How we should see the golf course as a series of puzzles to solve Dealing with and adapting to constant changes The extreme value of adaptability and how to perform on any given day What can rock climbing teach us about ADAPTABILITY As Keith says the very best athletes are the most ADAPTABLE How to engage your training in an ecological way As a Professor of Motor Learning in Sport & Human Performance, Keith uses an Ecological Dynamics framework for investigating skill acquisition, expertise and talent development in sport. He is an applied scientist who researches how processes of learning, development, performance preparation and participation in sport, physical activity and exercise may be facilitated. He reviews implications for coaching and teaching at elite, sub-elite and recreational levels of participants, as part of his work. Ecological Dynamics is an integration of Ecological Psychology, Dynamical Systems theory, Evolutionary Science and the Science of Complex Systems, considering individual athletes and teams as complex adaptive systems, self-organising under interacting constraints. Such systems change over different timescales, which has significant implications for learning, development and ageing in children, adults and elderly people. He has over 30 years experience of teaching and conducting research in Ecological Dynamics. For the research archive Keith mentioned go to www.shura.shu.ac.uk To become a Certified Mind Factor Coach go to   https://themindfactor.net/the-certification-course/  
63:26 06/10/2022
Automatic Golf – Cameron Strachan #217
On today’s Brain Booster we welcome the originator of ‘Automatic Golf’ Cameron Strachan. Cameron is an Australian coach who has produced numerous books and programs around the ideas of automatic golf and automatic learning. Most of what you’re being told to do isn’t working. And as Cameron likes to say, "Only around 2% of the golf population can make all the technical stuff work for them. Everyone else needs a better way". For the last 25 years Cameron has been writing and thinking deeply about the golf learning process. He has been on a mission to make golf learning easier and more fun for the other 98%. We discuss how he learned to play the game. A unique journey of self discovery Going from shooting in the high hundreds to sub par rounds without any kind of formal instruction. Then after this stellar progress he took some lessons and began to really struggle to implement the positional theories into his game. He got really bogged down with the theories and began to fall out of love with the game. Then the discovery of the ‘Inner Game of Golf’ by Timothy Gallwey and how the ideas in the book transformed his approach to the game and led to a lifelong fascination with the learning process in golf. Cameron details the work he did with Aaron Baddeley on his putting. How he helped him to totally simplify his approach on the greens The concept became known as ‘Look and Shoot’ Eliminating so much of the ‘noise’ that can be created on the greens Occupying the conscious mind with some neutral focus to allow the body to take over This work culminated in Baddeley becoming the best putter in the world for a period of time in the early 2000’s   How to take a more natural learning approach to swing issues Giving students problems to solve The ability to distract the conscious mind to let the genius of your body take over The power of really effective questions Drawing out learning from students The magic of SILENCE in a true learning environment How you can create a resilient golfer through effective learning environments   To find out more about Cameron Strachan and take advantage of his special offer for Brain Booster listeners Go to See - https://automatic.golf/brainbooster     Take ACTION and become a Mind Factor coach, go to https://themindfactor.net/the-certification-course/    
47:08 06/03/2022
Off Scratch Golf #216
Training BOTH technical and physical – Alex Elliot and Natalie Lowe Today on the Brain Booster we are joined with the ‘Off Scratch’ team of coach Alex Elliot and fitness trainer Natalie Lowe who has been on the Brain Booster previously sharing ideas around conditioning. Are you working on your golf swing with little return for your time? Are you trying to fix a slice without looking at how your body is actually moving? How you can test your body at home to see where you are physically at The THREE home tests drill Simple DIY body test to get an idea of your physical condition What does a GOOD day look like for your body? We get the chance to discuss some really practical ways to work on your body to help you to develop better motion in your golf swing The brilliant idea of ‘kettle exercises’ How you can still do some valuable exercise even if you are seriously challenged for time No more excuses to not move your body How to become MINDFUL with your training at the gym Better ways to TRAIN at the range How to get the absolute maximum out of your time and effort A really practical session to combine TECHNICAL, PHYSICAL and MENTAL Natalie is a Golf fitness trainer and owner of Pro-Fit Golf Conditioning. Qualified strength & conditioning coach and level 3 TPI instructor. Her role is to help golfers of all ability levels improve their health and golf performance using golf specific fitness. Alongside her gym work she hosts a podcast and provides golf fitness instruction to Today's Golfer and American Golf.  Alex Elliot is a PGA professional, golf monthly top 50 coach and mind factor coach. After spending time caddying on the European tour, he realised he wanted to become a golf coach and help players improve their game. He used his experiences on tour to deliver expert instruction to clients. He has also built a successful YouTube golf instructional channel with over 130,000 subscribers. Alongside his coaching and YouTube he also provides instruction for Golf Monthly, American Golf and  Cobra/Puma.  Together they have teamed up to create Off Scratch Golf. Their aim is to help you become the best player you can be by focusing on more than just technique. Their goal is to provide you with long lasting changes by linking physical factors with the key technical elements of the golf swing.  For more information on ‘Off Scratch Golf’ https://offscratchgolf.com/about/ To become a CERTIFIED MIND FACTOR COACH Take ACTION now and JOIN us to make a significant difference to your coaching and playing Go to https://themindfactor.net/product/certification-bundle/          
55:56 05/27/2022
Pain in Sport - The Mind Body Connection with Chana Studley #215
In this episode we head in a slightly different direction but one that unfortunately will be really relevant to so many of you listening Pain in Sport We have with us Chana Studley the author of ‘Painless’ to discuss the mind body connection on The effects of pain on you and the playing of your sport. Chana Studley recovered from severe PTSD after 3 violent attacks in the UK and spent the next 25 years combining a very successful Academy Award Winning career in Hollywood with coaching and counseling people with trauma, addictions and relationship problems. After graduating from The One Thought Institute in 2018 she noticed that her 25 years of chronic pain had completely gone and so conducted research to discover if she could reproduce this experience in others.   Following the success of 5 case studies she developed a program called Painless and is now helping clients worldwide with all kinds of health issues and working with doctors and clinicians to introduce them to the Three Principles. Most recently she has started working with people with Long Covid and is having great success in helping them get back to their innate health. Chana is a World Health Organization Psychological First Responder an international speaker and author. She has Diploma in Psychology and is certified Life Coach with 30 years experience. Chana’s first book, The Myth of Low Self Esteem – a novel about PTSD, Hollywood and healing came out in 2021 and her second, Painless, a novel about chronic pain and the Mindbody connection was published in 2022. Her next novel, Very Well, all about hormones, will be out later this year. A recent report from the NHS in England suggested that at any one time over 25% of the population is living with some form of chronic pain Chana helps us make a clear distinction between CHRONIC pain and ACUTE pain and how different parts of the brain are engaged depending on which kind of pain you are suffering She is a practitioner of the ‘Three Principles’ based on the work of the legendary Sydney Banks We are basically living in our ‘thinking’ and it is so important to understand how thought works What we can and more importantly can’t do in relationship to our thinking A really thought provoking session   To find out more about Chana go to www.chanastudley.com To become a certified Mind Factor coach go to https://themindfactor.net/the-certification-course        
63:18 05/13/2022
The Golfing Buddha - David Kearney #214
It is great to be back with you again on the Brain Booster. Today we have with us a good friend and colleague from Ireland David Kearney I have known David over 20 years and in that time he has forged for himself a great career at the top of the coaching ladder. We get the chance to discuss his work for the Women’s National Team in Ireland He has recently published a wonderful book called ‘The Golfing Buddha’ It is a remarkable read detailing his journey as a coach culminating in a journey to the Olympic Games in Japan with the Irish Women’s team The book has so many qualities but perhaps most of all the honesty with which David shares with us his journey as a player and coach The highs and the lows The good times and the not so good At times the frustrations in trying to get the best out of himself and the players he has worked with We get the chance to talk about the role mentors have played in his life The good people along the way The value and impact a single sentence can have on the trajectory of your career or your experience of the game David is extremely well read and has experienced working with some of the top coaches in the game The influence of Buddhism on his thinking and attitude The concept of ‘right action’ How mentally we fall into traps that create so much suffering Mindfulness and the ability to be able to notice your thinking as opposed to just reacting to your thoughts Developing equanimity Working with junior players The tough role of being a parent How coaches can best support promising junior players You will find a tremendous warmth and wisdom in David’s book which shines brightly in this podcast. Find out more about David here: https://www.davidkearney.golf To become a Certified Mind Factor coach go to https://themindfactor.net/the-certification-course/ Get your Mind Caddie App from the App Store      
58:00 05/06/2022
Acceptance – The Ultimate Mental Game Skill – Dr Raymond Prior #213
Today we welcome onto the Brain Booster one of the top performance psychologists in the world Dr Raymond Prior He works with numerous PGA Tour Players as well as top athletes from a wide cross section of different sports He is also in big demand from corporate executives and show biz entertainers He and I have recently been guests on the Hal Sutton podcast ‘Be the right club today’ where I heard him speak and felt it was essential to get him onto the Brain Booster We both have a similar view of the importance of ACCEPTANCE and the huge benefits potentially to your game We got the chance to discuss What is acceptance? More importantly what is it NOT? It doesn’t mean we don’t care It doesn’t mean we are resigned to our fate How acceptance is actually the gateway to the present moment The link to a high performance state of mind How acceptance allows you to deal with the REALITY of what is Being able to play THIS shot in THIS moment from a neutral state of mind Why your brain is TERRIBLE at multi-tasking Why our brain is designed to move away from perceived danger Playing freely when we are present to our experience How brain wave frequency is the critical key to performance Releasing your CURRENT skills is all about being able to create stable brain wave frequency. Why practice in a high brain wave frequency is a total waste of time Embracing the chaos BEFORE the game as a way of reducing brain wave frequency What ‘negative surprise’ does for our game A really wonderful session with Raymond that will leave you with some REALLY special tools to help your game. To find out more about Raymond Prior go to www.rfpsport.com To become a Certified Mind Factor coach go to https://themindfactor.net/the-certification-course/ Get your Mind Caddie App from the App Store    
62:32 04/29/2022
A Noble Aim – How to get closer to your true PURPOSE – Karl Morris #212
Thank you for joining me on the Brain Booster and on today’s show we have a solo session. I often get asked to do these episodes and I wanted to share with you a concept dear to my heart and one that I believe can be really valuable to you. Jordan Peterson has called it a ‘Noble Aim’ Deciding what is important to you What is truly important about the direction you want your life to take So important that you are prepared to invest fully your time and life energy To get real clarity on this is SO important Yet once you have this clarity it is then vital that you ‘bury the goal’ It seems a PARADOX Yet this is THE Key to improvement Because when you ‘bury the goal’ you can then absorb yourself in TODAY To have the skill of ACCUMULATING GOOD days This sounds easy Yet VERY VERY few truly have the skill to do this We let the days drift by We don’t make the most of the single opportunity THIS day provides To gain excellence at GOOD DAYS you need to understand the importance BEGINNINGS and ENDINGS The START of your day will determine SO much about the quality of your day What do YOU do in the first hour? Does it set you up for success? The devil is in the detail Be forensic about what you actually DO Not what you think you do but the actual patterns of your behaviour Make your habits TRULY productive in that first hour Do you get your brain ready to take on the day? Do you hydrate? Change the first hour of the day and you could potentially transform your world Start the day well You then have a chance to continue Can you embrace GRATITUDE? Can you get yourself to appreciate just how precious THIS day is? Endings Bruce Lee said  ‘Research your own experience’ You can only research your experience when you REFLECT well Reflect well and consistently Specific suggestions to make the most of your reflections Be able to reinforce the GOOD things you do Adjust the elements that need to change The more consistent your reflections the better and more productive your ACTIONS will become What is your NOBLE AIM ? Do you have the right support around you? Do you have someone you can be accountable to? What is the value of a great MENTOR? A thought provoking session that can really turbo charge your season Go to work To become a CERTIFIED MIND FACTOR coach go to https://themindfactor.net/the-certification-course/    
21:25 04/15/2022
How to improve your game with a constraints led approach – Ian Renshaw #211
How your ENVIRONMENT impacts on EVERYTHING you do Skill is the ability to adapt to your ENVIRONMENT The defining skill of ADAPTABILITY On today’s Brain Booster we welcome one of the world’s leading experts in skill acquisition Professor Ian Renshaw Ian has a Sport Science and PE background and this frames his approach to working with coaches and teachers. Ian’s awareness of the ideas of Ecological Dynamics emerged when he was completing his Masters degree in Coaching Studies at Moray House in the 1990s and built on his previous work as a PE teacher and framed in his own work as a practising coach. Since then he has combined his teaching, research and coaching to develop his practice by developing a deeper understanding of the key theoretical ideas of Ecological Dynamics and its implementation through a CLA. Ian has a deep passion for improving practice and continues to test his ideas in his own coaching and teaching. Ian along with Peter Arnott has created the program Swing it Like Tiger A fascinating program looking in depth at the PROCESS of learning employed by Tiger Woods The role played by your environment and how it will affect your learning and development We got the chance to explore some fascinating areas of skill development Measuring our swings indoors What are the drawbacks Environment is EVERYTHING The myths around consistency Variable practice How to become more tuned into the implement in your hand Go to the course or go to the range? What are your options? What is your relationship to failure? Having the courage to keep exploring A great to session with a true expert in his field that will give you so much to ponder in your quest to improve To find out about Ian and Peter’s program go to www.swingitliketiger.com To book your Mind Factor workshop go to www.themindfactor.com To become a Mind Factor coach go to https://themindfactor.net/the-certification-course/    
62:50 04/08/2022
The secrets to using technology to transform your game – Chase Cooper #210
Today on the Brain Booster we are joined by one of the brightest and best upcoming coaches is the USA, Chase Cooper Chase works alongside Hal Sutton at his academy in Texas Together they are building a special reputation for making a BIG difference to the way students play and enjoy their game. www.halsuttongolf.com Alongside Hal he hosts the wonderful podcast ‘Be the right club TODAY’ which has had a whole host of some of the best players to ever play the game of golf such as Tom Watson, Hale Irwin, Jim Furyk and Paul Azinger They work together in a quest to get the best out of each player’s ability. We discuss how Chase evolved as a coach The influence of Jim Hardy and Chris O’Connell How incorrect concepts held him back as a player The challenges of being a 6ft 7inch golfer and how he needed to work with key understandings to get the best from his game How to best use technology How to reduce the numbers to the CRITICAL variables How your numbers should be matched to SHOTS How to take swing changes to performance Why you should collect your data when you are playing WELL The importance of FACE CONTROL How you can better control the club face The myth of using ‘Big Muscles’ to control the club The ball only knows what the club face is doing at impact How the arms create speed and the body should support that Asking the key question ‘What do we know for CERTAIN about the shot you have just hit’ How you can fix your game with opposites Understanding the role of ACCEPTANCE and what it can do for your game The many elements of acceptance and how to find which keys are personal to you as an individual The great story about how Tom Watson won the US Open in 1982 at Pebble Beach When in the first couple of days he had no idea where the ball was going What he did to turn his game around to culminate in the famous chip in on the 17th Hole How Jim Furyk focuses almost exclusively on his routine How he felt he had NEVER played a full round committed to EVERY shot Some wonderful stories to REALLY get you to think about your game A great opportunity to listen and learn from a TOP coach at the cutting edge of game development To find out more about Hal and Chase go to www.halsuttongolf.com To book your Mind Factor workshop go to https://themindfactor.net/workshops/breakthrough/    
54:30 04/01/2022
‘Playing in the Shadows’ The Golden Era of the European Tour – Andrew Murray #209
Today on the Brain Booster we have with us former European Open winner Andrew Murray and we get the chance to discuss life on tour in the 1980’s A wonderful trip down memory lane Andrew played on what many agree was the golden era of the European Tour A period of time that saw the emergence of some of the legends of the game “THE MAGNIFICENT SIX” Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo, Sandy Lyle, Bernhard Langer, Jose Maria Olazabal and Ian Woosnam A period that saw European golf dominate many of the Majors most notably the US Masters Winning the Ryder Cup at the Belfry in 1985 for the first time in numerous decades and then going on to win numerous times over the next decade. Life on tour then was light years away from what we see now Pre Internet, pre mobile phones and the ability to organise all of your travel with one click. Having to get around Europe in camper vans, hitting your own balls to your caddie on the range, persimmon woods and balata balls Literally a different world But a world that shaped the wonderful tour we see now We discussed how many of the great players found ‘their’ way. The great fluid swing of Ian Woosnam and how a change of approach allowed it to flourish The wonderful talent of Sandy Lyle and how he won the European Order of merit without hardly ever hitting his driver over a full season The genuine kindness and sincerity of Bernhard Langer and why he has been able to play at such a high level for so long How Seve Ballesteros shared with Andrew some golden nuggets of information about the short game and then tried to steal one of his wedges!! Playing with the great man and how intimidating he was How he was the KING of playing the crowd and utilising their energy How Nick Faldo was able to switch off his analytical mind on the golf course and just play SHOTS The emergence of the great Swedish golfers and their approach to fitness and conditioning that changed the approach to the game The incredible contribution made by John Jacobs as both a player, coach and European Tour ambassador How a swing tip from a car mechanic and whistling helped Andrew himself win the European Open at Walton Heath How he would have worked more on the mental game if he had his time again and what that would have looked like. The wonderful camaraderie on the tour in the 1980’s The rivalries and friendships that have stood the test of time Just a wonderful insight into a great period of golf and a conversation that triggered so many good memories To find out more about Andrew Murray His coaching and his experience days go to www.andrewmurraygolf.com   To find out about working with Karl Morris go to https://themindfactor.net/personal-training-2/ To book YOUR Mind Factor workshop go to www.themindfactor.com      
73:54 03/25/2022
How to build your future success – Me and My Golf #208
It is wonderful to welcome back my good friends Piers Ward and Andy Proudman from Me and My Golf They have built a phenomenal business over the past few years putting out high quality content on YouTube I got the chance to drill down and ask them what the ingredients of THEIR success look like In a statement that ties in perfectly with previous guest Dr Mike Grevlos they emphasised just how important their core VALUES have been in building the business To really care about the golfer Keep it simple Obsessive attention to detail Delivering massive value To keep learning and developing As Piers and Andy went on to explain these values have been central to driving their business to such tremendous heights They both embrace and follow these core values Also the ability to work together and having another person give you accountability We also go the chance to discuss the value of EXPERIENCE Being on the front line and actually fully understanding what golfers REALLY need We also had the opportunity to discuss some of the great players they have had the chance to work with over the years The list is a who’s who of the top players in the game Rory McIllroy Dustin Johnson Jason Day Sir Nick Faldo   In particular the opportunity to work with their hero Nick Faldo and to truly understand what made his such a great player Giving shots specific names How Nick used to TRAJECTORY to help him shape shots They have also proven themselves as coaches in the real world. Notably of late with their work with PGA Tour player Arron Rai     Some great insights on players strengths and weaknesses and what YOU can do to get the best from their game Knowing where your game CURRENTLY is and how to get the best from it Understanding the only person who really matters on the golf course YOURSELF Why you should get on the GOLF COURSE more often To find out more about their work and the great programmes they offer go to www.meandmygolf.com To find out more about the Mind Factor or to BOOK your Mind Factor session go to www.themindfactor.com
45:56 03/18/2022
Coaching from a TOTALLY different perspective – Will Robins #207
Really excited to bring you todays show as we have with us Will Robins Will owns and operates WRGolf Coaching based in Sacramento County, CA and is the CEO of Robins Golf Logistix (RGX), a consulting company that mentors instructors on coaching programs.  Through RGX, Will trains over 80 coaches worldwide on how to implement programs that accelerate and guarantee results for their students while doubling their teaching / coaching revenue. A native of the United Kingdom, Will came to the United States to play college golf in Monterey, California, after graduation with his BBA in Marketing and Management from Northwood University in Florida in 2000. Will played on the mini tours around America before sustaining injuries in the 2004 Thailand Tsunami while on his honeymoon with his wife, Amanda. These injuries led Will to coach the game of golf and Will quickly understood most of his students came to him not enjoying the game and overthinking to the point of frustration. Will took his playing skills and life-changing experience to create an instructional program that would guarantee players results and inspire them to love the game of golf again. We got the chance to discuss: How the Tsunami changed everything Literally on the brink of death Will said: ‘I am going to die FIGHTING’ His story is compelling Fighting back from disaster The route to a new career To go from PLAYING to COACHING Looking at coaching from a different perspective What REALLY makes a DIFFERENCE? As Will says: ‘You don’t have a golf swing problem you have a tension problem’ How lowering expectations can massively reduce TENSION Having FUN on the golf course PLAYING the game of golf How destructive the search for swing perfection is and more importantly what to do about it Will has been brave enough to coach from a completely different perspective An inspiration to us all Enjoy the session To find out more about Will Robins go to www.willrobins.com If you are a coach and want to find out about Will’s mentorship program go to http://www.wrgolf.com/coaches/198 To book your Mind Factor workshop go to www.themindfactor.com        
69:48 03/11/2022
How your VALUES will influence everything you do – Mike Grevlos #206
Today on the Brain Booster we welcome back a good friend and colleague Dr Mike Grevlos Dr. Grevlos has worked as a motivation and performance coach in golf and other sports for 20+ years. The majority of his golf clients, including junior, high school, college, and professional players, have won competitive events shortly after working with him. Dr. Grevlos has also provided mental coaching to collegiate golf teams. He has taught 25 different college-level psychology courses during the last 20 years and is known as a thought leader in the fields of motivation, performance, and sport. His current teaching focus is on the psychology of motivation, the psychology of sport, and neuroscience. Mike’s award winning doctoral dissertation was entitled, A Comparison of the Practice and Skill Training Conditions of Expert and Intermediate Female Golfers. In 2019, he published The Motivation Game: A Course on the Psychology of Golf Improvement. His book was the Amazon #1 New Release in the categories of Golf and Sport Psychology. It has been on the Amazon Best-Seller list in 2019, 2020, and 2021. We got the chance to discuss: The difference between Values, Goals and Actions Mike explains how the mind is run by Motivation How some people looks for opportunities whilst others look for threats How you can train yourself to be more APPROACH orientated Why commitment plays such a key part in our success or failure Why the SHOT goal is perhaps the most important of all in the game The values of ACCEPTANCE, IMPERMANENCE and GRATITUDE and the effect these values will have on your game The GRATITUDE trap and how to make sure you don’t fall into it How values can change your PERSPECTIVE How values can actually affect your physical movements How the great Bernhard Langer applies the concept of VALUES A great session to really get you thinking much more clearly about your golfing values. To find out more about Mike Grevlos go to www.themotivationgame.com To find out more about Karl Morris and the Mind Factor go to www.themindfactor.com    
62:47 03/04/2022
Swing it like Tiger - Peter Arnott #205
Today on the Brain Booster we are joined by Performance coach and author Peter Arnott He was co author with Graeme McDowall and Ian Renshaw of the wonderful book ‘A Constraints Led Approach to Golf Coaching’ Now with Ian Renshaw he has put together a fantastic learning program called ‘Swing it like Tiger’ As we discuss during our time together the program is not really about any positions in Tiger’s swing. It is much more about the LEARNING process that he employed to become one of the greatest of all time. We discuss How Tiger spent most of his early development on the golf course with coach Rudy Duran How he learned to create shots Created shots names and how this can help commitment Setting up ‘cues’ to trigger his body into action The concept of ‘Tiger Par’ and how YOU can apply that to your game successfully Building effective learning environments Situational training The influence of his father Earl Woods who had a background in the Special Forces How Tiger used his visual sense to enhance his learning The Number one SKILL to develop to become a better player How you can ‘tune in’ to the golf club so much more Building a repertoire of SHOTS Giving the shots a name to cue your body So much of Peters work is around transferring your training into play How you can use technology more efficiently to transfer your learning? How better training can make you a more adaptable golfer? How can you best apply these ideas to your short game skills Peter also has some wonderful research from Scottish European Tour players about the pitfalls of incorrect training that is not SPECIFIC to what you require as a Tour Player A really great session Peter shared so many wonderful insights to really get you thinking about the way you apply yourself to becoming the player you want to be To find out more about Peter Arnott go to https://www.peterarnottgolf.com To find out more about the program go to www.swingitliketiger.com To book your Mind Factor workshop go to www.themindfactor.com To join us on the Mindfulness Retreat at Archerfield contact us at https://themindfactor.net/contact/    
63:01 02/25/2022
Changing your PHILOSOPHY to simplify the Game of Golf -  Nick Bradley #204
Today we welcome back a very good friend of the podcast in the shape of Nick Bradley. Nick is one of the most innovative thinkers about the game. Amongst many other highlights in his career he worked with Paul McGinley as part of the successful Ryder Cup team in 2014 He has published a great new book called ‘The 50 Secrets to Great Golf You DON”T Know about YET’ The book is a series of essays compiled by Nick over the years working with some of the best players in the world such as Sir Nick Faldo and Justin Rose We discuss how your philosophy of the game will affect just about everything you do from the movements you make to the experience of the game itself Are you a golfer who plays to WIN or are you a golfer who PLAYS to PLAY? A very important distinction Which one are you? Once you get really clear on this your approach to the game can match your intention Get it wrong and you can be hopelessly misaligned Nick has spent a LOT of time with Sir Nick Faldo Why was he so great? How did he work on his game in a way that was different from other players? The ability to blend the technical and the mental Nick makes a valid point about our ability to create the SHOT we wish has to be supported by the correct motion of the club and body How to best do this Working with your ego How to befriend and utilise your golfing ego What does that LOOK like practically ? How to use the ego to ask EFFECTIVE QUESTIONS Dealing with first tee nerves or being able to close out a tournament How to manage your ENERGY Can you become a REDUCTIONIST? Can you save time and energy to become a better player? The reduction of thought through habit Can you SIMPLIFY your golfing business plan? Shot indexing What is it? How can YOU apply it? Should a tour player have a coach as an employee or should he be a consultant? A really interesting conversation on the direction of elite coaching Nick is always great value He is not afraid to voice some controversial opinions He says it as it is Very refreshing and you will gain so much from his insights To find out more about Nick Bradley go to https://www.bradleygolf.com/about/ To find out more about Karl Morris and the Mind Factor Go to www.themindfactor.com    
68:38 02/18/2022