First Day of School
That's what it felt like this past weekend - sunshine and near 70* temps to boot - for CS at his new digs (our wonderful teaching and learning space pictured above) at Eugene Country Club. Thankful beyond belief to longtime friend and nouveau partner-in-crime, PGA Head Professional Bill Morach, for creating this opportunity, and to all of the team and members for the gracious welcome.
Newness & Nowness
View from my new home's back window early AM. Not a bad feast for the eyes to start the day - same picture we are all viewing whilst standing on that 1st tee box - did you notice?
Or are you worried about the golf swing that'll show up that day (practice is over, boys and girls - it's time to play - and play with what you've got for that day, and moment), fretting over your playing partners, course conditions, or the weather (or some other element out of your control), and obsessing over what you're gonna shoot (better a high score than an automatic weapon, PLEASE) when you walk off the 18th green? I understand, 'cause I've stood there right with you...
And, we have choices:
- Choose to appreciate your escape from the office, the concrete, and the car.
- Choose to embrace the moment for what it is, not what you it's 'supposed to' be.
- Choose to acknowledge that chaos, randomness and the unknown are awaiting you in the golf park.
- Choose to understand that the planning and programming phases are completed (have you done your homework - hard work does not equal smart work - or not?), and it's game-time!
CS Golf Experience
In need of some guidance on how to navigate the challenges of this ball and stick game (looks, tastes and feels a lot like that other game we are all playing - life - doesn't it?)? I'm here for you, so please don't lose my number (2018 phone # just below, in the form of my email address), if I can help. You are always welcome for a visit with me at Eugene Country Club.
In the mean time, enjoy a classic 1974 - when golf was so new, wondrous and bewildering in my world - tune from Steely Dan (click on the album cover, just above) on this fine mid-March Wednesday. The 1st day of the rest of your life; did you get that memo? :)
"I have a friend in town, he's heard your name"
Longtime amigo and Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher Jon Tattersall may not have heard your name (yet), but his name is familiar as a coach to winners on the PGA, LPGA and Web.com Tours, NCAA medalists, as well as Ryder Cup winning team members, a Web.com Player of the Year, a PGA Tour Vardon Trophy Winner, and an Open Champion.
Bottom line: Jon. Knows. His. S _ _ t. And he combines his competency and wit with a humbleness that is sorely missing amongst our brethren in this day and age.
Jon will be with me for several days towards the end of the month, presenting as the keynote speaker at the Oregon Chapter PGA Spring Teaching and Coaching Summit at Royal Oaks CC on March 28, and available at Eugene CC on March 29 & 30 for individual or small group instruction. Don't miss the opportunity to spend some time with one of the very best in the business. Let me know if you'd like to partake in any, or all.
“It is a sign of great inner insecurity to be hostile to the unfamiliar”
- Anaïs Nin
~ CS ~