Meant to be…

Sometimes things are meant to be. After the Eisenhower Trophy in Argentina in October one of our players did one of the most open and honest appraisals of himself that I have ever seen. I think every coach way too often has sat there with that feeling of ‘if only you knew what it takes’ when players lay out their well intended plans and talks about their strengths and weaknesses. This time was different though. Having been blown away by the conditions and seriously stitched up by both the golf courses and the fellow competitors this player instead gave the impression that makes you go ‘wow, he has got it!’. During the winter our player has become a true scholar, not only of the game but of the whole dynamics involved in performance development for both mind and body. His journey is truly remarkable and even though his first event for the year, the Jones Cup, showed that there is still work to do and even though the Portuguese Amateur certainly did not have all the top players present he has still won, and more importantly done it in a way that he has not done before. The most important thing of all though – if I know the ‘new Eddie’ right – he is not too bothered about that winning thing. All he knows is that there are things he can do better next time. When every time you are on the golf course, or why not at work, is a learning opportunity there is no stopping you. Dave Alred said it – the key question to answer is:

-“Why am I better this Monday than I was last Monday?”

Full scores from the Portuguese Amateur, click here.

1 Response to “Meant to be…”

  1. 1 Andy Larmour February 20, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    A fantastic result for Eddie. Really well deserved after a disciplined winter.

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