The euro tour school has 3 stages, around 1000-1200 players is going there. The second stage adds those that played the tour but didn’t make the card. To be sure to qualify you need to be able to shoot around 3 under par each round.
The question one can ask, if your able to do 3 under par in any course under any condition then you can consider yourself ready to some extent. You also need to master the mind game to be able to just go play and have fun.
If you play for money, to stay on tour to have a ticket home then some have a hard time performing due to stress. A few however suddenly shoot their life out and win a tournament before they even go to the school. Handling the game is just part of the equation.
Consistency, to then be able to know that whatever happens this is what I am capable of doing whatever goes on is what I am doing to Hans as once his baseline of what he can do becomes the way he plays then there is no real difference between his home practice and his tournament play. He then also can add a slightly better performance when its game time.
That is the mind part to perform, to be knowing in the this I can do and do whenever I go play I am able to do this. (3 under any day any round any course)
To make such happen you need consistency in two parts, mechanically the swing action which btw none has out there as they all complain about not being able to have the margin for error they want when they do play. Having that is both a confidence boost but also a notice to the level of mind set I consider needed when you go play this is what I can do. Once your able to drive it 300+ then add a 4% dispersion and dialing in the distances and you find out this happens every time you go play that creates the baseline for your game and allows one to just go play the way one want for the results.
Take a notice, I don’t talk numbers, or beliefs here as what you can do you can do. There has to be a correlation with what your capacity and what your doing first as that create the needed ability and mind set to then perform the way one so desire without doubts.
You just know you can do it every time if you do it this way.
That’s the other part of it the performance mind set. Which allow you to balance or sync the ability and potential you have within using the mechanics to just go play to your potential every time.
Golfing ability > Mechanics + Mind set = Performance level.
The mechanics should be a non issue they should just work.
The mind set steams from the ability you have when performing those mechanics.
I don’t consider beliefs or some other things people talk about, if your able to make the tour or level of play you want isn’t about beliefs its about your actual capacity which btw is unknown for the player. They might believe whatever they do to think whatever they want that create the results they want and they are wrong every time.
I met clients that told me, I need this to change to have the life I want, so I gave them that, they were happy for about oh a week or two and then they called back and wanted the same thing again. I told them, I don’t do that as I cant do that due to it wont sit well with my moral. You do it my way I said and then they were able to stay happy.
People have a whole lot of beliefs that seldom if ever match reality and obviously in golf people have a ton of ideas what makes a good golfer vs one that isn’t.
If someone is good many then think they have magic as it looks so easy to do it as the one not able to do it think they are so God like.
Many who seen me at workshops never understood how I was able to do things I did as they also was thinking such. Once I couldn’t do what I can do today
Now I can.
It isn’t based upon beliefs its based on actual results. I saw people who been in therapy for years and thought, what are those people going trough and why isn’t the therapist doing this?
The client had two problems, one was their issue and the other one was the therapy. Its like having two assholes and being fucked in both at the same time it just isn’t working so good.
I talk to a golfer they try to tell me its their technique and I tell them its their head filled with nonsense. I don’t give advice on golf forums as when I am done I built a swing that you never need to fix again. I don’t talk technique if much with Hans or for example Larry, I ask, do you hit the ball better? Do it go where you want it to go? If not then we adjust what is going on until your able to do so.
That how easy it is for me.
Hans asked me, I don’t want the weight on my left heel that way, so I looked at what he did, and said change this then, he told me but my left hip is stiff and I cant really do it? I said, I don’t care do it and 3 weeks later he is doing it. That is how I instruct, as natural as it can be and you’re the one calling the shots until your just making no sense.
Hans, cant play my back hurts.
I said, change your swing.
He, nah I don’t want to.
Me, what? Change it should be easy for you?
Me, at one point fuck this shit I go study golf swings then.
Me, Ok Hans do this, lift your left heel a bit.
He, like this?
Ok, oh I added 30 yards to my 4i?
He, wtf no….
Bit by bit he changed and then slowly he found out he was actually started to be better at this and changes I made all made him better. I told him to change his grip, BUT naturally he said no way dude had this for years and years so that isn’t happening until something freeze over, a girl on the moon or an alien spaceship drops down. One day he tried it on his own and didn’t tell me but he found out he hit it better and more straight. I said its due to better mechanics now.
He was as any tour pro stuck in ideals produced by the golf community that was flawed from the start and then become accepted assumptions how hard and difficult and complicated it is to play golf the way you want. I was previously also stuck with that and I tried to educate people using the instructions they have in the field of golf and I found, they don’t work.
I then decided I will develop my own instructions
so I did that.
Today Hans hit the ball a mile, his back don’t hurt much if at all even as he hit those distances as his back isn’t twisted anymore and rotated. Make no mistake you need good physical stature as hitting a ball long requires a lot more than people think. His swing is simple, its pure poetry in motion atm for me.
I just wished that the golf swing was all it took to compete and win. It does help having more solid repeatable mechanics but it’s the player making them true to do what they want with them.
As he played nine holes last Saturday he hit nine greens and shot 3 under and I said, that you should be able to every time now.
If your able to take your ability to play and then condense it down without you struggling with where the ball will end up you free up your own performance due to your ability to play now go free hands to do what it does best.
For me it isn’t about right or wrong good or bad but a baseline in, what your able to do and if its 3 under or 5 or 7 every round then you be playing that golf each time you go play any day, any course any conditions.
Your performance curve wont change.
It will be consistent.
Its what I been building Hans towards.
He has the best systems behind him to support what he wants to do now. I cant as far I can tell do it any better.
Its like my sisters kid told me, I bet you have something new again next time we are on the range as he been accustom to that from me and I said no I am done this will help you build a swing that simply just works.
If that is enough for Hans to make the tour I have no idea but I surely did my best and then some to make it happen.
The rest is up to him.
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.