Entries by Luke Vidler

Sit back and reflect

  After a particularly bad hole I know many golfers, myself included, will walk to the next tee and think about where it all went wrong…from a sliced tee shot to a chunked iron shot, to a putt that was never going to reach, I’m sure we’ve all been guilty of beginning the following hole […]

Under Pressure? Centre yourself.

As we return to golf, competitions will hopefully soon resume and in this blog we’ll look at how you can mentally prepare yourself for the pressures that a round of golf can bring. Whether you’re having the round of your life, or a round to forget somewhere across your 18 holes you’ll be met with […]

Expect the unexpected

Expect the unexpected   Ahhh, you’re back on the course. After being locked down you’re stood on the first tee box again, a tricky hole, and one you’ve struggled with in the past, lots of danger on the right, and red stakes lining the fairway. Perfect.   You’re lacking confidence and not sure what to […]

Talk to myself? You must be crazy.

Setting the scene We’ve all been there, sliced a tee shot, three of the tee, and you’re annoyed at yourself. Mentally berating yourself, how could you be so stupid, you know how to hit a straight tee shot, why can’t you do it?!…anybody?…just me?…well, this is awkward….   Either way, I know how frustrating it […]

Practice makes permanent.

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” Vince Lombardi We’ve all been there, a ropey round of golf with a variety of miss hits and a LOT of balls lost, right…? But all is not lost, surely all you really need is a bucket of balls on the range […]

Goals in golf, what do you mean?

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible” – Tony Robbins With the summer heat firmly in place, golf has been awash with both returning players and a mass of new players, making the game more popular than ever. But however long you’ve been playing, the big question for us […]

See the shot. Feel the shot. Hit the shot.

I never hit a shot, not even in practice, without having a very sharp, in-focus picture of it in my head. It’s like a colour movie. First I ‘see’ where I want it to finish, nice and white and sitting up high on the bright green grass. Then the scene quickly changes and I ‘see’ […]

Getting back into the swing of things

 “If profanity had an influence on the flight of the ball, the game of golf would be played far better than it is.” – Horace G. Hutchinson. The year started with such optimism, not just a new year but a new decade, a clean slate, and a chance to finally cut our handicaps. But no […]