Golf at the Service of Your Personal Development: Reap the Positives with Patricia Meunier Liebok!

Your character is your destiny…so pay close attention to your character! Make sure to see things on the bright side so that bounces are often positive for you. Like Cam Smith or the great Jack Nicklaus, or even our heroine Patricia Meunier-Lebouc, as you fantasize, always imagine the slam dunk, no offense to the frogs. The little lesson of excessive benevolence with yourself.

“Pit 11 is called ‘Frogs’ because at first it was a swampy area where very little water remained,” Hubert Chesnot, architect of L’Albatros . explains. Thus, it is a 3rd rate where you had to cross the pond under the sarcastic groans. Many believe that since it was redesigned in 2016, with new Berlin and new bunkers in the back of the green, it has become the “characteristic hole” of the albatross. Hubert does not like expression.

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Patricia Meunier Lebok He resumed competition in 2019 at the American Senior circuit, after a ten-year hiatus due to his numerous backstrokes. A chance for a new adventure, to share new feelings with Antoine, her husband and her coach. Could it be that you’ve won a major and are still nervous, suffering from backaches and missing out on easy shots? yes. Patricia is an exceptional woman, but she is still human with her weaknesses. She accepts them, for the better, in the end, to keep only the cheerful, positive, sparrows.

At first, of course, I was a bit rusty, especially mentally.

Patricia Meunier Lebok

The story of Patricia’s return to competition is an especially exciting one for us, as fans fear the dangers of Sunday’s game which, in the end, only interests us…

Patricia Monier Liebok: “I came back to competing in 2019, prompted by a friend, Jane Blalock, who wanted me to be her doubles partner. It went well. In the process, Antoine took the opportunity to encourage me to sign up for the LPGA Women’s Championship, and he’s a big lead! It was a real challenge for me, after a ten year break! I have certainly trained a lot of golfers during this period, including the France Dames teams, but I haven’t really played golf, except for a few games with friends from time to time…

Antoine is a player and always ready for new experiences. I need to feel ready before the competition, to control my game a bit…and I found that I didn’t have enough time to get ready. Convince me to try. So I developed a new business plan with him as a coach and student. That was amazing! Great experience – even if not in two weeks, you can change the world! We have taken us back in time, to a time in our lives that we both love, twenty years ago…

At first, of course, I was a bit rusty, especially mentally. When you attach importance to a tournament, it’s crazy to be nervous! I was more nervous than I was at the start of 1 in the Solheim Cup, which says something! After nine holes, I was at +6!!! [Elle souffle fort.] It was very difficult. Then the questions merge: “What is going on?” I am disappointed. I don’t feel well…”

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There must be a time when the flows balance out

But the strategies I was able to put together through all my years of competition, luckily, ended up making a comeback. Thanks to Antoine’s support and some breathing techniques, I ended up organizing it all. I headed to Tee 10 with the conviction that the only solution, right now, was to keep moving forward, and just focus on what I needed to do to control my emotions better…once, we take the roads. One stroke at a time, we take out the greens. One shot at a time, we set it up. I managed to stabilize myself like that. Calm returned. And in the last three holes, I had what I’d call the “Bonus” by Birdie on 16, 17, and 18!

This game is just amazing! If not for the tough first nine holes, the last three wouldn’t have had the same flavor. Things are as they are.

If I have to take advantage, I take advantage, hopefully that turns out. And if I continue to do what I can, to take care of myself, my state of mind, to agree to live what I must live, there must be a moment when the flows are balanced. I ended up finding my mechanism. Poof! Play ball. Poof! Finish the hole. Go to the next hole. My way of walking, my routine, it all came back to re-establish that momentum allowing me to get into the movement without parasites. It’s great: we have it all at our disposal and don’t use it enough. »

excessive benevolence

The key is to accept what happens to us

Since I play much less golf than I did twenty years ago, my expectations are clearly lower. Before, I forgot the bad shots, because I had no energy to waste. Now, while I play less, when I play a bird, I taste it, live it, and cherish it with me. I was able to keep only the best and forget the rest effortlessly.

When I got out of confinement, I played a game with my husband and Adrian Pendarez [l’un des meilleurs espoirs français qui vit aux États-Unis, comme Pauline Roussin-Bouchard]. I told him how far, more than the technique they all possess, it is the state of mind, this positive state of being, which we are able to develop in one form or another, that is the key to success.

The work, the determination, you have to have it, but the way you manage the performance, your reactions, the way you see yourself, your self-confidence, is what will make the difference. Oftentimes, we perfectionists demand too much of ourselves, especially top athletes: it’s just not good enough. It’s a risk!

Without blinding yourself, lying to yourself, or looking for excuses, you need to be kind to yourself, because you know the efforts you put in and you know that you will not give up or turn in the face of adversity. We take things and accept them. You have to develop your ability to be overly positive, overly generous with yourself. You have to be positive, positive, positive. Overcome frustration.

Obviously the key to golf is to have high standards, but also to accept, in every moment, what happens to us, to accept without resistance, without losing energy, what comes from the information that will allow us to progress. »

You have already succeeded

A little positive reinforcement exercise: Remember three positive things you actually achieved when you were afraid to death of not sticking to them, and about these three things, answer the QQOQCCP questions (who, what, where, when, how, how much and why). Remember your feelings, thoughts and emotions before, during, and after…

– How do you reproduce these three things?

Will you be ready to relive the feelings of your best years?

– Do you have enough heart for a fresh start?

Albatross, life cycle

This article is an excerpt understand From the book The Life Cycle of Albatross *

Whatever your level (from beginner to professional), feel free to contact Jean-Christophe Buchot, coach in strategy and performance improvement, for specific support: jcbuchot@albatros-coaching.fr

* The Albatross, life course, published by Amphora by JCh Buchot with support from ffgolf. More information on: albatros-coaching.fr

previously

Your progress depends on your strategic and psychological approach to the course, which is why we invite you to consider every golf course an introductory journey. And this trip, we suggest you take on the legendary National Golf Course, Albatross, by finding previous episodes here:

previously

Your progress depends on your strategic and psychological approach to the course, which is why we invite you to consider every golf course an introductory journey.

And this trip, we suggest you take on the legendary National Golf Course, Albatross, by finding previous episodes here:

Episode 1: Forward – Gaining Momentum

Episode 2: Landing – Find Your Mission

Episode 3: LE MÉRANTAIS – FIND YOUR ITEMS

Episode 4: Chateaufort – Discover Your Strength

Episode 5: FULL GAZ – Finding Your Passion

Episode 6: Corn and Rape – Find Your Roots and Wings

Episode 7: The Camel – Being Happy with Your Game

Episode 8: The Green Ranger – Becoming Competent Unconscious

Episode 9: UPWIND – Play in Safe Mode

Episode 10: LA MARE AUX FOULQUES – Better Prepare Forward

This article is a summary of excerpts from the book Albatross Life Path*

Whatever your level (from beginner to pro), feel free to contact Jean-Christophe Buchot, coach in strategy and performance improvement, for specific support: jcbuchot@albatros-coaching.fr

© JCH.BUCHOT – 2022

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