From Archerfield to Australia

It has been a busy and interesting June so far for co-authors of The Lost Art Of Putting, Karl Morris and I.

In addition to our day to day coaching commitments, we have been spreading the word to a wider national and international audience.

While Karl continues to work with a number of players who are reaping the rewards of the smart work they are doing together, he has also been traveling the length and breadth of the country presenting his first class “Breakthrough” programme to golfers at clubs all over the UK.

Karl’s podcast, “The Brain Booster” is gaining an enviable reputation as not only one of the best resources for great information, he appears to have the knack of attracting some excellent guests. If you haven’t tuned in or subscribed to this podcast yet, I strongly suggest you do. There isn’t a week goes by that I don’t glean some kind of useful nuggets from Karl and his guests.

They say variety is the spice of life and from my own personal perspective, I can honestly say that is what makes what I do so fascinating and enjoyable.

My work of late has been anything but dull. A combination of individual and group coaching sessions at Archerfield along with hosting putting Master Classes and TrackMan long drive events for corporate clients has made sure of that.

I am very fortunate in that I have the opportunity to work with golfers from all over the world who seem more than happy to make the journey to Scotland’s Golf Coast to spend some time with me. If you have ever been to Archerfield, you will understand why the journey is worthwhile. It really is a world class destination.

This month alone, I have had clients visit from all over the UK and Ireland and from as far afield as Israel. I also had the opportunity to spend three days with some great people from Austria who were not only keen to develop new skills, they were fantastic company and fun to be around.

Over and above all of the day to day things we do, Karl and I continue to collaborate on a couple of different projects. I have always been a great believer in professional collaborations and partnerships. Two minds are almost always better than one.

Almost a year after launching The Lost Art Of Putting at the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open just along the road at Gullane, we are happy to announce that the first draft of our second book, The Lost Art Of Playing Golf is with the editors. It is now up to them to check our spelling, grammar and punctuation and put our musings into some sort of coherent order.

Once we are all happy with the content and layout etc… the plan is to release this at the end of August. If you enjoyed The Lost Art Of Putting, we are confident you will love this!

As if that wasn’t enough to fill our diaries and our days, we have been doing some filming at Archerfield in glorious Scottish sunshine with Peter Finch who has an incredible 200,00 subscribers to his YouTube channel. While we hope the content will be helpful and fun to watch, we know that some of the drone footage Peter shot of Archerfield will be absolutely spectacular! We understand this content will be available fairly soon, so keep your eyes peeled for that.

On the back of the success of our putting book, we decided we should create a video version as we are continually asked for it. Once again we were blessed with good weather during two days of filming with Craig and Michael from the Sports Publications team, who we know will do an exceptional job. This digital download will be available in a couple of months. Look out for further information on social media and the website.

Every day is a school day and we should all welcome new opportunities and experiences with open arms. Well Karl and I did just that last week when we did a live webinar for the Australian PGA. If you don’t know what a webinar is, which I didn’t until recently, it is basically an internet seminar.

We were asked to present our thoughts on The Lost Art Of Putting to 144 Australian PGA Pros, a record number for them apparently. While it was an enjoyable experience, it was also somewhat surreal in so much as we were talking to people on the other side of the world. While we knew we had an audience, we were essentially presenting to a webcam on a laptop.

When presenting to a “live” audience that you can actually see, you are able to get some kind of idea of the level of engagement you are achieving. This however, was entirely different. Without actually seeing anyone, it really was tough to know. Thankfully, judging by the number of questions we were asked, we know at least some of our audience stayed awake until the end!

To top it all off, I was invited on to the @OntheMarkRadio podcast by host Mark Immelman. Mark is a very engaging and knowledgeable golf coach and we had a really enjoyable 45 minutes talking about The Lost Art Of Playing Golf and the many benefits of being creative on the golf course.

Listen to Gary’s appearance on OntheMarkRadio below
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In other news, Gary Woodland won the US Open at Pebble Beach but as the broadcast didn’t finish until 3am GMT, we had to rely on highlights to see the final outcome.

Woodland appears to be a real classy individual and an exceptional golfer who played a variety of different shots, all unique and all appropriate to the task at hand. He showed tremendous imagination, artistry and the ability to get the job done when it mattered.

Congratulations to Gary Woodland and his team with a special mention to our good friend Pete Cowen who has been sharing his wisdom with Woodland over the last few months. Keep up the good work guys.

Until next time.