GOLF: Mind coach Karl Morris inspires South Cerney golfers
9:15am Monday 7th October 2013 in Sport
RENOWNED golf mind coach Karl Morris kept a large audience entertained and, hopefully, inspired on a visit to South Cerney Golf Club last week, writes Danny Hall.
The top golfers in the world not only use coaches to help iron out any kinks in their game, but also employ experts like Dr Morris, who focus on the mental side of golf.
And Morris is certainly a go-to golf psychologist for the celebrities in the game, as his client list includes Graeme McDowell, Darren Clarke, Charl Schwartzel and Louis Oosthuizen – all of them Major winners.
Working without notes, and using just a long iron, a ball and a flip chart as props, Morris gave a fluent and fascinating talk over two hours.
His measured delivery plus healthy dollops of humour made the time fly by.
It was Morris’s second visit to South Cerney since Tom Motley took over as head coach and such is the popularity of these events that the Cheshire-based pro would draw another big crowd if coming back again in 12 months’ time.
Morris touched on a wide range of topics, including the development of a good pre- and post-shot routine, as well as suggestions on how to make your practice more realistic and effective.
There was also advice on concepts like what he likes to call ‘the phenomenon of the turn’ – how to play the front and back nines in the same manner – and building ‘evidence-based confidence’.
His approach is easy-going but scholarly and he insisted that all members of the audience made notes while also giving them a reading list for further study.
Attending a Karl Morris seminar comes with no guarantee of shaving shots off your handicap but this golfer for one can’t wait to put some of the advice into practice.
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