Four weeks at home has probably been my longest stretch in quite some time, so keeping it productive and not wasting a minute has been the key!
As I’ve said before, you very rarely get a window to try and develop your game; when away, it’s a lot of work to keep happy and playable… but when home, and especially with four weeks, you need to push the boundaries and get better!!
I didn’t feel to drive it great in South Africa or India and felt that held me back from some really good finishes… my iron play has been fantastic, so getting into position off the tee sets me up well to capitalise!!
I didn’t do that, so I’ve spent a lot of time getter my driver back to where it needs to be, and hopefully keeping a good balance with the rest of my game!
It’s been hard, my coach will tell you that! I’ve had a few sessions hitting it everywhere and calling Mark to try and fix things over the phone, feeling like I wasn’t getting anywhere, at times it felt impossible…
But after leaving Oulton last Monday, I felt very happy, knowing that I’m on track to a great week with the driver soon – let’s just hope the rest of the game is still ok….
It sure is a juggling act!!!!!
Golf is like many jobs or businesses; you set goals, things you want to achieve, targets and dream big!
I have goals that I want to achieve within the game, but also personal goals, life goals and we have family goals too!
I sat down with Iain Highfield (Mental Coach) a few years back and we discussed these, I really tried to open up!
So I was delighted last year when I ticked quite a few off my list…
- invest in a Trackman ✅
- trip to New York ✅
- family holiday ✅
I want to be the best golfer I can be, I want to push into the top 50 in the world, compete in all the Majors, and call myself a European Tour winner…
And with goals like that I’m sure you will agree you have to give yourself the best possible opportunity! Two years ago I never even thought we would be in a position to contemplate this, but now it feels like the right thing to do!
Team Hanson are moving to Spain! While you can practise in the winter, and Woodsome do have some of the best facilities around, you’re limited to what you can do… poor weather and winter conditions, that’s just the UK for you.
At times I feel I’m standing still, not improving as much as I could, and in turn giving players who practise off perfect greens and fairways – and in warmer climates day in day out – an advantage.
They don’t have to readjust when going back out to tournaments.
Going from 0 degrees to 30 degrees in South Africa at altitude is certainly tricky!
As a family, we have always wanted to live in Spain; we trialled it for a month in 2015 and 2016 but I thought this move may be something we would do down the line…
So having the opportunity to take my game to the next level now is very exciting!!
We can’t wait!!
A huge thank you must go to all the people who have committed to a table at the #CharityBall we are hosting in August!
The planning is going really well with many exciting ‘extras’ lined up for the evening!
If you are still interested in the evening, please do act as soon as possible, as table preference is on a first come first served basis.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or myself to book your place ASAP!
Also, a huge thanks for the donations that have been coming in to our JustGiving page!
If you can’t attend the evening but would still like to support the charities, please follow the link below…
I’ve now got a three week stretch on the road – Morocco for the Trophée Hassan II, followed by two weeks in China.
Volvo China Open
It’s going to be great to get back to Morocco; it was this course last year where I led going into the final round, so it will be fun to go back to a familiar course.