"I Melt With You"
And with many others... So it goes on the planet, and on the links, right? Nothing you can do about it.. Sure - just go ahead, turn your head, avoid, and ignore. Join the oversized group on the 1st tee of selfish posers & pretenders. Maybe it'll just go away, the melting glaciers, and your inability to hit shots when the heat is on.
Or, you can acknowledge and address the realities. In your daily actions as a denizen of Mother Earth (click up top for a poignant piece from the Washington Post re the Greenland ice sheet - no hoax here, folks), and by practicing in ways that simulate the paths (uh... what happened to the frozen water, above?) you shall undoubtedly have to cross in a round of meaningful golf.
Alive, well, and thriving, thank you - and if could be in your practice regime as well. T2T's tenets, protocols and science + experienced-based (THAT is a powerful cocktail, boys and girls - as opposed to someone's opinion, method du jour, or pseudo-science...) concepts spreading faster than a melting glob 'o ice. Oh, you don't know 'cause it's not promoted, plastered and pandering 'likes' & 'views' all over the gatekeeper-less waves of SM and the Interwebs?
Correctomundo. I've chosen to not join the mob of those who can post anything, at anytime - regardless of validity - to unsuspecting ears, eyes & brains. Primarily for the sake of stroking ego, and stuffing wallets; just not my cup of proverbial (iced) tea. My choice. But that doesn't mean you can't indulge and prosper from T2T's offerings, a program that is currently part of golfers' repertoires ranging from those competing for a U.S. Open trophy, to those who are simply hoping to get the ball air-born. Here's how:
- Come see me
- Have me for a visit chez vous
- Click above on badass logo, and begin to educate yourself on the realities of practice that is designed to help your learnings last, and transfer to the golf course
Seems many of my supposed learning-facilitating brethren have begun to use some 'modern English' themselves... Complicated, smarty-sounding verbiage meant to impress their students, but far too often only melting their brains in confusion and cloudiness.
Pity, damn game is hard enough without having to bring a translator and dictionary to your next lesson, huh?
Stop your world for a moment, and click above on today's title, for a blast from the real Modern English. Then c'mon back my way for some thoughts on how a few of the comprehensible words in this song can help you from melting down in the golf park...
"I saw the world crashing all around your face
Never really knowing it was always mesh and lace"
'Crashing' look on TW's mug here at last week's U.S. Open. Word around the campfire was his mid-40's flesh & bones + fused back didn't relish the cooler temps on the Monterey Peninsula. He couldn't wait to get back to steamy South FLA, but some potentially chilly weather is awaiting in Northern Ireland next month at the Open Championship.
Context Specificity is one of the pillars of my T2T programs. You want some 'mesh and lace,' Fancy-Schmancy definition of the oh-so-valuable idea - or something you can actually grasp, and understand?
Simple Simon (and CS) say: make your practice look, taste and feel as much like an actual round of golf, as you can. In the conditions, situations, and environment where you shall be playing. Hence, in Tiger's case, I'd bundle him up properly (some fantastic offering from my peeps at Nike - click on Woods, above) and ship him off to the land of the leprechauns for some legit pre-tournament prepping.
"I'll stop the world and melt with you
You've seen the difference and it's getting better all the time
The future's wide open"
Sometimes you need to stop your world - and what you are doing specifically with your golf swing, game, and life - and ask: is it getting better all the time? It's called reflection, and so important in evolving on the links, and on those daily sidewalks...
Are you on the right path? Are you receiving guidance from competent, credible and caring sources (or other)? Have you committed to the newness - or fallen into some instant gratification pot bunker? Your expectations creating frustration, disappointment, even anger? I understand. Here's what to 'expect,' courtesy of Debbie Millman:
"Expect anything worthwhile to take a long time. The myth of the overnight success is just that, a myth - the flower doesn't go from bud to blossom in one spritely burst and yet, as a culture we're disinterested in the tedium of the blossoming. But that's where all the real magic unfolds - in the making of our character and our destiny."
Think the chap pictured above (the unmeltable one) just 'sprang' onto the scene without paying his dues? Think again... toiling on mini tours far and wide for years shaped the 'Major monster' he now is.
And your on-course meltdowns. Question: do you create pressure, fear & consequence in your practice sessions? If not (Train2Trust), why would you perform well when those elements do arise, in a round of golf? Answer: you would not. Remedy: toss some stress, anxiety and a higher 'caring level' into your training and see if that doesn't 'cool you off' when the heat goes up on course...
The future is wide open, friends - even as far as how you choose to present yourself, head to toe. Click on Mr. Koepka for some of the latest offerings from Nike Golf.
Coaching & Guidance
Train2Trust golf schools in July and August - stay tuned to this channel for details...
Plus: individual and small group guidance at Eugene Country Club, or a facility near you.
"We live amid surfaces, and the true art of life is to skate well on them"
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
~ CS ~