“If only I could stop getting in my own way......."
I doubt there is a golfer alive who hasn't said this to themselves at some point.
But what does the statement actually mean?
For it to make sense, there would need to be someone who was obstructing, and another who was being obstructed?
But we say this to ourselves?
Do we all have an alter ego?
Who is getting in the way of whom?
If we don't even understand what we are wishing for, how is it ever going to happen?
Maybe this is why most of us are at a loss to know what to do about the feeling that we are sabotaging ourselves
We ponder for a moment and then head back down to the driving range or putting green.
The purpose of this online learning program is to help the golfer who has realised that beating balls, buying new equipment and watching endless YouTube instruction videos might not be the way forward.
In order to get out of your own way, you need to find out who is getting in the way, and who or what they are getting in the way of.
Until you do that, any mental technique or strategy will just lead to more confusion, more mental clutter and more frustration.
So if you want to get out of your own way for good, please read on.
This course won't suit everyone.
If you're looking for a quick fix, or a 5 Step Plan to become a single figure golfer, you're probably in the wrong place.
But before you go, ask yourself the question.
How many quick fixes and strategies have you tried in the past ?
How did that work out ?
Maybe it's time to try a different approach?
That's one reason why I’m not asking you to pay anything for this course until you have had a chance to find out whether it is helpful to you.
This might sound like a strange way of doing business, so please let me explain.
One of the things I love most about golf is being in service of the people who play the game. I have met and spent time with thousands of golfers over the years and many of those people have become good friends.
I get a lot of satisfaction if what I’m sharing helps you play better and enjoy the game you devote your time to. It is most important to me that you feel you have got value from what I’m pointing to in these lessons.
I hope everyone who takes the course feels that the experience has been a worthwhile one, and is happy paying the value of what the improvement in their golf or their state of mind is worth to them.
So, I’m going to suggest that you choose the amount you pay. Pick a figure that works within your budget and makes sense to you.
If you’re a young golfer who is at school or college, you might not be in a situation to pay as much as say a tournament professional who has just won a big cheque, or a businessman who has seen something which has helped with his state of mind both at work and on the golf course.
Given the value you feel the course delivers, if you feel it to be appropriate this can be £0.
If that’s the case, just let me know when you have finished the course and I will cancel your membership of the school.
So please, go ahead and enrol in the course and begin the first lesson. See what unfolds for you as you progress.
If you enjoy it and start to feel the benefits in your golf and in your life, please follow the links at the end of the last lesson and make a contribution.
If you don’t feel that you have learned anything useful, please let me know and I’ll be happy to cancel your membership.
If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch.
My name is Sam Jarman. I'm a professional golfer, coach, author and speaker.
I played full time tournament golf for ten years, before I realised that helping other golfers stop making the same mistakes I was making could be more enjoyable and profitable than continuing to make them myself.
My first book 'The Three Principles of Outstanding Golf' is a fifty thousand word summary of the most significant thing I have learned;
Keep it simple and think less, rather than more.
I live near Woburn Golf Club in Buckinghamshire, England with Daisy, a pretty but slightly unreliable cocker spaniel.
When I'm not playing golf or helping other golfers, I enjoy salmon fishing, skiing, reading, poker and Guinness.
You Only Need to Learn One Thing
The power of what we are exploring in these lessons is its simplicity.
There is actually only one thing you really need to understand to stop getting in your own way.
When you understand the true nature of our experience as golfers and as human beings, lots of things you might have been searching for will fall into place.
Whether you are struggling with consistency, lacking in composure, finding it hard to concentrate or focus, feeling nervous and anxious rather than creative and confident or just not enjoying your golf as much as you used to, all the answers lie in overcoming one simple misunderstanding.
As you read or listen to the essays which make up the main part of the course, you will have insights, some fresh, new thinking about yourself and the game of golf.
Uncover What Is True
The course uncovers something which is true for us all, something you might not have realised was a fact of everyone’s life..
Once we realise is something is true, we automatically realise some other things which we may currently believe are true, actually are not.
These are very likely the things which are holding us back and preventing us from reaching our potential.
This is powerful, because it immediately leads to a simplification of our lives and the way we play the game of golf.
It leads to us having less to worry about, less to think about, less on our minds.
We get out of our own way.
For a golfer, or any other sports person, this means we can play more instinctively and with more freedom, creativity and confidence.