Dec 27th 2014
I’m a 55 year old male. I have played all sports as a child and consider myself a natural athlete. My father got me into golf at a young age and to this day it is a passion of mine and my favorite activity.
Just over two years ago I developed a “hitch” in my swing that is still with me today. I usually cannot take the club back and through with one motion without stopping at the top and having to start over. I feel that if I was to continue the swing motion and try hitting the ball, that the resulting shot would be bad. I consider myself a very competitive person and love competing, however I have rarely ever played golf well when playing a competitive round – dating back to high school golf.
I tend to play better when just having a relaxing round with a group of friends. Although in the past two years my “invisible opponent” reared it’s ugly head even during these rounds. I will not consider stopping to play the game that I love, but this issue is so frustrating that I wouldn’t wish this upon my worst enemy if I had one. Please help. I have recently read your Mentalball book.
We began working together over the telephone on his game starting December 29th.
I’ve played probably 8 rounds since our last sessions and things couldn’t be better. I can’t thank you enough for all your help.
At this point, I’m going to keep going forward, and if some point if I think that I could benefit from another session, I’ll reach out to you.
I suffered a bit of a setback last Friday on the course. I’m very disappointed about this because things have been going so well and I was convinced that this was behind me. I was playing with a group of friends (2 foursomes actually) and we decided upon a friendly bet between the two groups over a simple beer to the winning team. I evidently put unnecessary pressure on myself to perform well and help my team that the yips came back and I wasn’t able to swing freely.
I’d like to schedule another session with you this weekend if your schedule permits.
I addressed these concerns on February 23th with Mike.
I’ve really been playing great and with a lot of confidence. Two weeks ago I shot a 77 which is my career lowest round in cold windy conditions.
Big test coming later this week in Vegas, playing some low stakes money rounds with friends. If I don’t have any issues there, and I don’t expect to, I hope to be able to close the book on the past issues.
Will let you know how it goes.
Sorry it’s taken me this long to get back to you. I played great in Vegas and once since I’ve been back. No issues whatsoever.
I’m very pleased at the state of my game and once again I can’t thank you enough for your help.