Golf at the service of your personal development: sculpt your mind and swing

The swing is built with the intention of freeing your mind from any parasite to keep only the essence of movement in the direction of the target. Away from obstacles, be intent on freeing your body of its impurities. Stick to your goal, like Rory’s flying Ryder Cup over old oaks! If the blow falls into the water, nothing serious: put your work back on the loom, you will end up in green paradise!

To name this thirteenth hole, I once again stuck to the terrain: the island in the line of oaks, L’ creator explainsalbatrossArchitect Hubert Chesnot. It’s not an easy hole, but I love it. You have to know how to position your drive to facilitate the second shot, because the body of water collects its share of balls! When Ryder Cup, Rory McIlroy I got a really exceptional shot of roughness, during the quartet. His partner, Poulter, had sent his car to the right on the slope, at the water’s edge. McIlroy He had an absolutely unplayable shot, and managed to stick it 1.50 meters away from the flag passing over the trees! It was unusual. I really like this oak island for the aesthetic pleasure of this second shot among the trees, over the water “.Perforating requires a lot of physical and brain flexibility.

brain sculpt

A golf swing is a complex movement, like a cat jumping on a table, that uses minimal energy with maximum effect.

To achieve this, the goal is to preserve only the essence of the movement, i.e. to eliminate all contractions, tensions and useless demands to allow for the best possible coordination. By starting to eliminate all parasitic micro-gestures, often due to a misunderstanding of the task to be performed and parasitic cognitive and muscular tensions.

That’s why I’m talking about carving your hammock just to preserve the bliss.

Your mind should only have one thing in mind: efficiency. What is the goal? What effect?

The latest developments in neuroscience have shown that the brain also sees itself as a statue. Indeed, the brain is not built by successive accumulations of materials, as in painting, but by the removal of materials, as in sculpture. But sculpture is one of the most difficult arts, in which the right to make mistakes is very limited. So, let’s stop messing with our brains, explains Professor Raphael Gillard, psychiatrist, head of the Center in Saint Anne, very concerned with the specific health benefits of our sport.

School of patience with great strikes

Unfortunately, the health benefits of playing golf are not clear, especially at first. Although club training and competitions take place in teams, such as team sports, golf is often viewed as an individual activity. And when you give up trying, you can quickly lose patience, because you can’t calm down. “For the elderly, it is much easier to sit on the sofa and criticize the results of the best French players. For the younger children, it is so much easier to play Eagles on Play Station that it can be very frustrating to do five-a-side games in real life.

Professor Raphael Gillard : ” For teenagers, it is important to follow this school of frustration, because the reality of life is like this, no matter what exercise we do. In life, there are many sources of frustration, but you have to deal with them in order to get, more powerfully, the pleasure of successful things. Fortunately, not everything in golf is about the effort, limitations, and necessary waiting. This is one of the strengths of the “golf device”: there is, in practice, something that is spreading very quickly. And this thing really struck me, even on my own scale as an average golfer: It’s the fact that, from time to time, beginners included, we make a great shot!

If we, as beginners, are able to inflict such a blow, then it is quite logical to tell ourselves that by working on it, we will succeed in reproducing it …

Raphael Gillard

I think that’s a big part of the interest in the approach: you can clearly see that it’s possible, in fact, and that that perfect balance can be reached, even when you’re not an expert. So if we, as beginners, are able to inflict such a blow, it is quite logical to tell ourselves that by working on it, we will succeed in reproducing it. It can become addictive, but it will always be an addiction that takes a measure of time, which is still very different from an instant adrenaline rush or sugar or fat or cocaine.

I think it is a very beautiful school of effort and learning and that requires work.

There will always be something lacking, or almost, we will never play perfectly, but we will regularly get a glimpse of the beautiful gesture, of this pleasure not related to narcissism, but almost aesthetic pleasure, the thing of beauty…

So I find it a very beautiful school of effort and learning and that requires work. This regularly hit shot gives us a glimpse of what it might feel like to play really well. It’s a very motivating thing. But we can clearly see that it is necessary to be part of a period of time of several hours, several months, even years in order to progress, and we always have the possibility, one day, to be really good, because we are already able to do very beautiful things.

It’s not about immediately responding to a request, as we do daily, or even every minute, with our smartphones, with the kind of constant dependence on instant reward that, in fact, totally gets our attention. This is really one of the key dimensions of golf. At this point, I tell myself that it would be interesting to develop this approach for young people, because there is a real challenge, today, in terms of time between young people, between adolescents. “.

Go ahead with feedback

So golf leads us to address the core topics of personal development, “soft skills,” these basic human skills to express technical skills.

In golf, you learn how to better manage the different times to focus, work and relax. We learn to appreciate the pleasures deferred, the benefits of patience (the course is eighteen holes, the event lasts four days, the tournaments are spread over one season).

To help us keep going over time, with every production and every step – good or bad – we get instant feedback. These instant feedback confirm the gesture we just made whether or not we’re heading in the right direction, and motivate us to keep going. We find in the bubble of relaxed attention, this mastery of time, emotions and energies, this direct and positive feedback of information, the essential components of flow, this state that leads to great performance.

We weren’t born a hero, we became one

To be able to work without restrictions, without parasites, in complete freedom, without unnecessary loss of resources requires solid foundations, gained through specific action directed towards a specific goal. Training is necessary to better control the situation, to improvise, to excel in one field, whatever the circumstances.

I would have preferred to tell you that all you have to do is give up, meditate, get a hypnosis session, and buy fortune charms, but that would be false to you.

We are not born heroes, we become one.

Celine Potter captured: As a kid, I wasn’t naturally good at golf, I was bad at playing it. So I knew that if I wanted to have a chance to get better, I had to train “.

Experienced Glades Nocera Confirms: Throughout my career, I’ve developed with a mental trainer. But be careful, it should be used to improve a specific topic. Maturity is also important in this sport, as is design. Know yourself, know what you want, by following these guidelines, we can give ourselves the means to succeed “.

Good preparation to make a good decision

I will sign Mishima : ” An experienced samurai thinks neither of victory nor of defeat. He fights like mad to the death. It is the duration of preparation that allows quick decision-making. […] To live, is not then prepare for this moment of decision? […] It is very important for a person to discipline himself, so that he knows how to act when the hour of fate comes. Don’t think about winning or losing: practice fair play.

Albatross, life cycle

This article is a summary of an excerpt from the book albatross life path *

Whatever your level (from beginner to professional), feel free to contact Jean-Christophe Buchoucoach in strategy and performance improvement, for specific support:

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

Episode 11: The Frogs – Reap the Positivity with Patricia Meunier Leboc


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

Whatever your level (from beginner to professional), feel free to contact Jean-Christophe Buchoucoach in strategy and performance improvement, for specific support:

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