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The Value Of Missing Out. Yep, you got it right. 

Your mid-November pick-up, fellow linksters.  And how missing out might help you find your game - and what's meaningful in this go around, everywhere.

Whaa.... you thought more information (did you bother to question the credibility, science and source of all that's being plastered on your screens - or just accept as legit, fact and lore?) was better, and said info was going to help your golf?  Whoopsie.

And perhaps YOU - with your own egocentric "look at me, mommy" posts... About some coolio track you've recently played.  NEWS FLASH: the jobless don't care (although I've noticed some unemployed manage to play golf all the time - the leveragers & users).  About some exotic trip you've taken.  NEWS FLASH: the homeless don't care.  About some fine meal you've feasted upon.  NEWS FLASH: the hungry don't care

Not only do certain segments not care, how must it make so many feel, brothers and sisters - did you ever wonder?  Remember: people will forget what you say.  They will forget what you do.  But they'll never forget the way you make them feel.

Like they've been locked out of heaven?  Click on Adam Phillips' cool read above, and get a blast from Bruno Mars before your Thursday goes any farther.  NOT to miss.

Interested in perusing Mr. Phillips' work?  Click on the VOMO title up top.

And my, uh... 'distinguished' (or are they more disgusting?) colleagues who only show up in the digital world when their students/players perform well.  Or for the sake of making a buck, instead of making a difference.  What about the times and rounds when their players suck?  When they shoot a million, and performance is borderline awful?  When they hit balls that fly more left and right than forward? 

What are you really missing out on? 

Adam Phillips

Not to miss, Mr. Phillips thoughts below.  Read them with care, void of brain-skipping & skimming, with time on your side as opposed to escaping you.  Some CS 'golf-connect' just after:

 AP: "There is a gap between what we want and what we can have, and that gap … is our link, our connection, to the world… This discord, this supposed mismatch, is the origin of our experience of missing out."

CS: Capiche?  I ask you, for the sake of your game in 2019.  Where is the 'gap' in your golf game?  Where's the mismatch, the discord?  You trying to swing the stick and play the game according to some ridiculous 'set in stone' method or way?  What's holding you back from what it is you desire?  Is it physical?  Psychological?  Emotional?  Do you know - and do you know where to find the answers?

AP: "What if we accept frustration as a way of outlining what we really want, satisfaction suddenly becomes possible. To crave a life without frustration is to crave a life without the potential to identify and accomplish our desires."

CS: Alas!  The benefits of frustration! :).  The possible.  The potential.  What you want (on the links, and in life).  You putting it out there - or festering in your growth-resistant comfort zone hoping for the best? You choose.

AP: "We are always haunted by the myth of our potential, of what we might have it in ourselves to be or do… We share our lives with the people we have failed to be.  We have an abiding sense, however obscure and obscured, that the lives we do lead are informed by the lives that escape us."

"Our lives become an elegy to needs unmet and desires sacrificed, to possibilities refused, to roads not taken. The myth of our potential can make of our lives a perpetual falling-short, a continual and continuing loss, a sustained and sometimes sustaining rage."

CS: What road have you not taken?  Do you have the courage necessary in order to progress?  The courage to follow your intuition and defy logic?

AP: "The unexamined life is surely worth living, but is the unlived life worth examining? It seems a strange question until one realizes how much of our so-called mental life is about the lives we are not living, the lives we are missing out on, the lives we could be leading but for some reason are not. What we fantasize about, what we long for, are the experiences, the things and the people that are absent. It is the absence of what we need that makes us think, that makes us cross and sad."

CS: Some deep 'rough' there, eh, friends?  Who's locking whom out of heaven, really?  And you've had the key all along :)


"'Cause you make me feel like, I've been locked out of heaven
For too long, for too long
Yeah you make me feel like, I've been locked out of heaven
For too long, for too long"

Dr. Crews and I are here to help you find that key.  But don't wait too long, space is limited.

Excel Under Pressure, Take Charge, Lead


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BETTER YOUR BEST® is a mental performance system designed by Dr. Crews that compliments your technical training. We train you to excel at performing under pressure. It is a science-based system designed to help you find and achieve the “zone” through the use of an in depth evaluation tool, accompanying cross-training activities, and a mental training piece that will propel you to excellence!  
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Better Your Best: 

Saturday, December 1, 9 AM - 4 PM: Archery & Horses 
Sunday December 2,  9 AM - 4 PM: Putting, Golf Course 
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Friday, November 30, 1 PM-ish at Raven Golf Club
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Includes BYB training, hotel, green fees, on-course instruction, most meals and transportation. 

2-day package (12/1 & 12/2): $1,400.00 
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Off-Season Guidance

The "foul weather" months here in the NW are the ideal time to improve mind, body and golf swing.  Then, when Spring 2019 rolls around, you can go and just send it.

Need some ideas?  Some direction?  Some goals?  I'm available at Eugene Country Club - or at your facility in warmer climes if need be...

“Footfalls echo in the memory, down the passage we did not take, towards the door we never opened, into the rose garden.”

-- T. S. Eliot


          ~ CS ~
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