Ever felt that your system has been pretty much emptied? I certainly do not have much to offer now as I sit down and reflect over the last three days that have included meetings with the EGU Coaching Committee, the Excel group (the EGU, EWGA and PGA staff involved in delivering the Elite end of English Golf), the England Lead Coaches and on top of that a two day Coaching Conference with 140 people from Counties, Regions and England Squads. Once the tension and the focus is gone it is like the mind, and the body, goes into some sort of hibernation, just as the laptop would when the battery is about to run out. In actual fact, I think that is what is happening with the human body battery as well.

Having just glanced through some of the feedback forms and listened to comments from people it would seem like the conference was a great success. Dave Alred delivered a fantastic opening key note that set many minds spinning. In a simple and direct way he explained how attitude and application multiply ability. Eddie Pepperell, the England International, then gave a capturing description of his journey as a golfer before the participants completed a SWOT-analysis for English Golf that was completed by an action plan on the Friday morning. Brian Hemmings, the EGU Sports Psychologist, on Friday shared his experiences from 15 years in English Golf and gave recommendations on how to take this area forward, while the University of Lincoln in a poster presentation delivered the latest golf-related research.

As the participants left Woodhall Spa this afternoon I think they did so with a lot of new found energy and inspiration. That I think is worth a bit of a lack in energy on my behalf…

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