Tropic of Cancer
But why do you need specifics, anyway - for your golf and/or other aspects of your life - right? 'Tis what's floating around everywhere on the Intrawebs: "information for the masses." Never mind if it applies to you. Your needs. Your challenges. Your physical restrictions & capabilities.
Maybe Santa will bring you the most popular gift for the most average person - how does that float your boat (nary a boat floating in this portion of the Sea of Cortez, pictured above..) this Holiday season?
Ah... perhaps you'd prefer some chunks of Christmas candy full of wisdom (advice is cheap, remember?) designed for you; I understand. I'm here for you as 2021 approaches, with remote and in-person coaching - now in different climes during inclement weather in northerly locations. Click below for details...
South of the border
I'll be spending a portion of this winter in the Los Cabos, Mexico area, hanging my golf guide hat at Puerto Los Cabos (click above for longitude & latitude coordinates); shoot me a note for dates and availability. And of course, my home base remains at Eugene Country Club throughout the year.
Options - what a concept, eh? Like how to hold a golf club, swing that stick, and play the game. Are you trying to copy the superhuman golfers on TV? Absorbing tips (save those for horse track, please..) from the self-anointed SM experts (have they ever seen you swing in person, or conducted a proper physical screen?)? In search of a vaccine for your ills on the links, as opposed to boosting your golf 'immune system' and addressing causes & inputs that create your lesson-than-perfect results?
Options indeed (for the desperate and impressionable golfer) - many involving little time, commitment and $ - abound. Yet so little time in reality to take the first step towards betterment.
Time for your Winter Solstice reality check, peeps, in the form of goals & intentions:
* What is it that you want (ditch the 'needs,' por favor, they will take control of you) moving forward? Write them down with a pen or pencil on a piece of paper, so they reflect your personal touch, as your fingerprint does...
* What are the mini goals en route to the larger ones? Those selling the on-line snake oil will have you believe you can go from Point A to Point D in the blink of Santa's eye. Just as the tides on the Sea of Cortez, and everywhere else for that matter, follow a schedule, so must you.
Rising and Falling
Just as your belly does (thank your heart for that function) if you are paying attention to it while sitting or meditating, so travels the sun. The unique geographical situation in Los Cabos permits the experience of both a sunrise, and a sunset. Unique - like you as a golfer and human being. Is it not time to embrace that nature, with direction that best suits you?
As you ponder that deep question - not to fear - CS is here for you:
* Tropic of Cancer. Whaa..?? Where...??? Click on the fantastico shoreline image up top to educate yourself.
* Your noggin' overdosed on Christmas music already? Harried by the demands and stress of the season? My man James Taylor has a respite for you, click just above...
CONTRIBUTING = CARING
Nearly every week since late 2014, I’ve poured a tremendous amount of time, energy, and resources into the “CS Newsletter” offerings, which remain free. While many in my vocation have chosen other mediums to communicate (and hopefully help golfers, and humans, alike), I continue to opt for the written word, blending pieces of music, pertinent videos and articles. The intention: to authentically guide you - my fellow wanderers of the links and life’s daily sidewalks - on more fruitful paths.
If you find any solace or motivation from my ongoing labor or love, or if on occasion a message has managed to put a smile on your face, a tear in your eye, inspirited you take a step back and reconsider all for a moment - or even peeved you into positive action - please do consider supporting it with a donation. Should you already donate, I THANK YOU.
Contact me for a consultation; click on my logo just above for further specifics.
Click on a Christmas red-clad, scootering CS above, to contribute.
"Oh, down in Mexico
I never really been so I don't really know"
Your coach? Never really 'been' in the trenches of how to help golfers? Leaning on a six-iron of old adages, pixie dust myths and what they do/feel/think when they swing? Down some trendy rabbit hole?
I've been down there myself - not to worry (and such vortices remain so alluring, fo shu)... Today, I lean more on science and evidence-based findings, along with 30+ years of full-time experience treating the golf ball misbehavior of students.
I'm here to help.
Remote and in-person coaching options at Eugene Country Club, Puerto Los Cabos, and Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club (periodically, in season). The development of an optimal practice program for you, your needs, and your schedule. Ideas and referrals in the equipment domain - those sticks in your bag, and your physical body. Science and evidenced-based help in achieving higher mental acuity on the course. A competent, comprehensive and on-going loop for learning, regardless of where you are on the planet.
"Espero que no te hayas portado mal este año"
("I hope you haven’t been too naughty this year")