As much as I hate the typical Melbourne winter, where you need to wear clothes appropriate for all four seasons in one day, there is one upside to it all... It makes sitting on the couch, either sinking your teeth into a book or bingeing hours upon hours of shows and movies, about 1000% more … Continue reading Take a deep breath
Sometimes, you just can’t be disappointed in a result. There’s only one thing that hurts more than failure, in my opinion. Failure due to poor preparation. You don’t even give yourself a chance of reaching your potential. I attempted to pre qualify for the Victorian Open last Monday, however my score was nowhere near good … Continue reading I’m still here!
How often do you tell someone a bit of advice, only for them to tell you of this breakthrough thought they had a few weeks later...which was exactly what you told them in the first place? That was the haunting truth behind 'Inception'. Something we believe we have discovered ourselves remains imprinted on the mind … Continue reading “Life is just a game of inches”
Every time I look out at the ocean when I'm down on the Mornington Peninsula, there is a tranquility that slowly creeps in. The crystal clear water, the fresh ocean, the edge of the world seemingly on the horizon out in front of you. As my friend and I walked the road back to the … Continue reading ‘Pax animi’
I have been thinking about writing another blog revolving around mental health for a while. The sincere messages I received from friends, strangers and acquaintances I haven't crossed paths with in years were genuinely overwhelming. My heart had never quite felt so full before. It was scary at the same time, that these words I … Continue reading Mental Health Week – Q&A
I've discovered that the best way to kill time before a flight is to get lost in the world of words. Either drafting blogs or making a barely noticeable dent in the endless list of books I want to read, I find time passes by so much quicker. Well, it can't literally pass quicker, but … Continue reading “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!”
Three and a half months. That was the wait between entering and getting my spot confirmed in the Northern Territory PGA Championship. I'm surprised I didn't blow the house down with the size of my sigh of relief once I saw the message. There couldn't have been a better way to end my birthday; getting … Continue reading Is the grass really greener?
"It's always hard to pick yourself up after some deflating performances. I headed away to Perth last week with a lot of self belief, but also with a lot of pressure on myself. It wasn't so much that I had too much expectation - I"... This is what I had written sitting in the Qantas … Continue reading Murphy’s Law is a state of mind
I'm writing this on the plane to Perth, heading towards my first tournament round in three months. It's been a long time between feeling the nerves and exhilaration that come with the competition, so this post will perhaps be more cathartic than informative to help deal with the personal expectations. Either way, I hope it … Continue reading ‘Faber est suae quisque fortunae’
I want to start this post by clarifying what I'm trying to achieve with this blog. For all the years I've been playing golf, I've craved the knowledge of those who've come before me. It's amazing that often the people who were most readily available to give advice were the ones who haven't achieved what … Continue reading The Learning Curve