You'll often hear your coach tell you the importance of being able to concentrate, be aware and focus. But they're not the same skill in my book. I see many golfers spoiling their game by concentrating too hard and then failing to see what's going wrong. Yes, it does sound counter-productive to not concentrate, I ask my golfing students to be focused and aware - it's not the same - read more here.
A young golfer asked me on Saturday about what does 'being in the moment' mean. She was also familiar with the term 'the here and now' and knew that it meant 'now' but what exactly is it and, more importantly, what are the practical benefits? As usual the best answer I could come up with was about two hours later on my drive home. I emailed it to her and then wrote this brief article - read more here.
I often get asked how an apparently old-fashioned technique developed by an Australian actor (for goodness sake) can help today's modern sports people. Surely sports science, hi-tech gadgets and nutritional advice has the performance angle all sown up? Well of course of all this does help but I still feel something has been missed by all the researchers, coaches and books. It's something so subtle but highly influential to performance and should not be ignored. Please read more here.