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Welcome to The Brain Booster with Karl Morris. The ultimate podcast for golf enthusiasts seeking to enhance their mental game and take their golf performance to new heights. Hosted by Europe's leading performance coach to PGA Tour players, Karl Morris, along with special guests, this show is your gateway to unlocking the hidden potential within you on the golf course. In each episode, we delve into the intricacies of golf psychology, offering valuable insights, expert interviews, and practical tips to help you conquer those mental obstacles that often stand between you and your best golf game. Whether you're a beginner looking to gain a mental edge or a seasoned pro aiming for peak performance, our podcast is your go-to resource. Discover how to silence the inner critic, conquer first tee jitters, stay focused under pressure, and maintain a winning mindset throughout your round. Our episodes cover a wide range of topics, from pre-round routines and visualization techniques to mindfulness exercises and strategies for handling setbacks. Join us as we explore the minds of golf's greatest champions, share success stories from everyday players, and provide actionable advice that can transform your golf experience. Subscribe now to The Brain Booster and start your journey towards becoming a mentally resilient golfer. Get ready to tee off with confidence and watch your game soar to new heights. Download the Brain Booster companion mobile app to work on your game, Mind Caddie, available from the iOS and Android app stores: https://urlgeni.us/mindcaddie

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Welcome to The Brain Booster with Karl Morris. The ultimate podcast for golf enthusiasts seeking to enhance their mental game and take their golf performance to new heights. Hosted by Europe's leading performance coach to PGA Tour players, Karl Morris, along with special guests, this show is your gateway to unlocking the hidden potential within you on the golf course. In each episode, we delve into the intricacies of golf psychology, offering valuable insights, expert interviews, and practical tips to help you conquer those mental obstacles that often stand between you and your best golf game. Whether you're a beginner looking to gain a mental edge or a seasoned pro aiming for peak performance, our podcast is your go-to resource. Discover how to silence the inner critic, conquer first tee jitters, stay focused under pressure, and maintain a winning mindset throughout your round. Our episodes cover a wide range of topics, from pre-round routines and visualization techniques to mindfulness exercises and strategies for handling setbacks. Join us as we explore the minds of golf's greatest champions, share success stories from everyday players, and provide actionable advice that can transform your golf experience. Subscribe now to The Brain Booster and start your journey towards becoming a mentally resilient golfer. Get ready to tee off with confidence and watch your game soar to new heights. Download the Brain Booster companion mobile app to work on your game, Mind Caddie, available from the iOS and Android app stores: https://urlgeni.us/mindcaddie

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Episodes

The ‘No Thought’ State – Why your intellect could be holding you back - Dicken Bettinger #297

2/15/2024
Today on the Brain Booster we welcome back a wonderful guest in Dicken Bettinger. Dicken completely changed his approach to psychology after meeting Syd Banks and understanding the ‘Three Principles’ He then spent over twenty years studying with Syd and is now acknowledged as one of the world’s leading teachers of the principles. The Lost Art of Golf 2 day school at Archerfield Links with Karl Morris and Gary Nicol The ULTIMATE interactive learning experience at the ULTIMATE location During a very wide ranging conversation we discussed the ideas of Mind, Consciousness and Thought How we spend so much time trying to ‘control’ things with the intellectTrying harderThinking moreBeing so involved with our thoughtsTrying to ‘change’ our experienceWhy the intellect alone cannot solve our problems and issuesUnderstanding what WISDOM is and how we can learn to trust it moreA deeper intelligence when we are fully PRESENTA quiet mind that is FULLY PRESENTA KNOWING that cannot be explainedHow to access true WISDOMHow the intellect creates tension and upsetThe limitations of trying to ‘think’ positiveNo human being can ‘think’ their way to contentmentThe ‘NO THOUGHT’ stateWhat is it?How is it accessed A really wonderful conversation with Dicken to get you to consider just how much our intellect is trying to run the show. There is another way and Dicken explains beautifully what it is Become a Mind Factor Coach - Early Bird Offer 2024 Mind Factor Certification Course To find out more about Dickin Bettinger's work go to https://www.3principlesmentoring.com/index.html BUILDING STABLE CONFIDENCE – THE NEW PROGRAM To get your copy of the brand new program with Raymond Prior and Karl Morris It will truly make a BIG difference to your development Link to buy: Building Stable Confidence

Duration:01:18:54

Learning from the GREATS of the game – Jim McClean

2/8/2024
How to find out what is RIGHT for you!! The Lost Art of Golf 2 day school at Archerfield Links with Karl Morris and Gary Nicol The ULTIMATE interactive learning experience at the ULTIMATE location The need to adapt coaching depending on the level of the student The need to be flexible in your approach Today we are joined on the show with a true great of coaching, Jim McClean. We had a wonderful conversation Over his illustrious career he has sought out and worked with some of the best coaches of all time Coaches such as Jimmy Ballard, Ken Venturi, Bob Toski, John Jacobs He has also taught himself some of the greatest players in the game. Become a Mind Factor Coach - Early Bird Offer 2024 Mind Factor Certification Course We discussed in this episode: How Jim’s coaching has evolvedThe use and misuse of technologyVideo, Trackman, Force Plates the benefits and drawbacks of using technologyWhat are the common factors with great players?The 25% Theory – Which is the most important for you and WHEN?Ball StrikingShort GameMental GameManagement GameHow can you better manage BOTH your game and your life?The genius of Bruce Lietzke and how a great PERSPECTIVE can give you access to your skillsThe benefits of understanding YOUR shot shape The need to develop YOUR philosophy Jim has taught and influenced some of the very best players in the world Jim McLean has taught US Open Champion and LPGA Champion Cristie Kerr, US Open Champion Gary Woodland, Curtis Strange and Greg Norman, PGA Champion Keegan Bradley, US Junior champion and ANA Champion Lexi Thompson. Cristie and Lexi both attained the #1 rank in junior golf and women’s amateur golf as teenagers. To find out more about Jim McClean go to www.jimmclean.com BUILDING STABLE CONFIDENCE – THE NEW PROGRAM To get your copy of the brand new program with Raymond Prior and Karl Morris It will truly make a BIG difference to your development Link to buy: Building Stable Confidence

Duration:00:50:46

The Path to Mastery – Karl Morris #295

2/1/2024
Are you going to join us on YOUR path to Mastery? The Lost Art of Golf 2 day school at Archerfield Links with Karl Morris and Gary Nicol The ULTIMATE interactive learning experience at the ULTIMATE location Today a slightly different show with a solo effort from myself. I have had a few people ask me recently to clarify some of the key ideas from the Mind factor trainings so here we go. What path are you ACTUALLY on? Could you embark on a ‘path to mastery’ as opposed to being on a path of fear, anxiety and avoidance? Become a Mind Factor Coach - Early Bird Offer 2024 Mind Factor Certification Course What game are you ACTUALLY playing?How is the game of golf occurring for you?Are you allowing golf to be a judgement on your VALUE as a person?Does the golf course appear as a threat or an opportunity?How can you change your ‘story’? A story that is holding you backWhat do you want to really experience with your game?Understanding what TRUE GRATITUDE actually isWhy gratitude is a PERFORMANCE state In this short session we explore some really important territory and ask some question that are not ordinarily asked of golfers. Yet if we don’t ask these questions we will NEVER get to the real source of performance and perhaps more importantly what is holding that performance back. BUILDING STABLE CONFIDENCE – THE NEW PROGRAM To get your copy of the brand new program with Raymond Prior and Karl Morris It will truly make a BIG difference to your development Link to buy: Building Stable Confidence

Duration:00:23:29

How you can TRANSFORM your golfing experience – The Magic of understanding the ‘90%’ – Jim Waldron #294

1/18/2024
Today we welcome back onto the Brain Booster my good friend and legendary coach Jim Waldron. The Lost Art of Golf 2 day school at Archerfield Links with Karl Morris and Gary Nicol The ULTIMATE interactive learning experience at the ULTIMATE location Jim has been on the show a number of times and there has always been a wonderful response to his words of wisdom. He has an incredible background in his coaching development over many years looking into all areas of the Mind Body connection Become a Mind Factor Coach - Early Bird Offer 2024 Mind Factor Certification Course We discussed in great detail perhaps the most overlooked opportunity to improve your game. The 90% of golf that isn’t golf!! We spend so much of our golfing time NOT playing golf and yet how many golfers really look into what is happening during this time and HOW they can maximise their experience? I have long contended that the quality of what you do in the 90% will have a DIRECT influence on what you do when it comes to play your shots. We discussed: The value of being EXTERNAL in between shotsMaking a conscious decision to connect with the beauty of the golf courseConnecting and coming to your SENSESThe connection with the ‘Power of NOW’Losing your absorption in your own SELFConnecting with other people and how this can cross over into your lifeYour behaviour in between shots and how this becomes totally unconsciousThe pace of you walk and the ‘Mind Body’ connectionThe danger of focusing too much on OUTCOMES How tuning into your external world helps you LISTEN to the golf course. Being attuned to your ENVIRONMENT and then being able to RESPOND to that environment The value of good conversation and being WIDE with your focusThe feeling of ‘lightness’ and how that can help you get into the shotMoe Norman and ‘positive indifference’Random reinforcement syndrome – what is it and why do we fall into its trap It is such a pleasure to speak to Jim He has such a wonderful INTENTION to help golfers You can only benefit from is wonderful wisdom. To find out more about Jim Waldron go to https://balancepointgolf.com/ BUILDING STABLE CONFIDENCE – THE NEW PROGRAM To get your copy of the brand new program with Raymond Prior and Karl Morris It will truly make a BIG difference to your development Building Stable Confidence go to https://themindfactor.net/shop-new/

Duration:00:50:56

The Winding Road to Golf Mastery – Scott Dixon #293

1/11/2024
Today on the Brain Booster we are joined by Scott Dixon a top coach from Dalmahoy in Edinburgh. 50% OFF SALE: BUILDING STABLE CONFIDENCE – KARL MORRIS AND RAYMOND PRIOR PH.D Video and Slide Presentation: With Karl Morris and Raymond Prior Ph.D The program that WILL give you the tools to breakthrough your self-imposed limitations. https://themindfactor.net/product/building-stable-confidence-karl-morris-and-raymond-prior-ph-d/ We had a wonderful conversation about his journey as a golf professional. How in the early days he had no instruction, developed a great love of the game. Then turned professional and began to take LOTS of lessons and receive so much information about what he was doing WRONG. Over a period of time his game got worse and worse and eventually he developed the full swing yips. Things changed for Scott when he met Kendal McWade who has been on the podcast many times. They started to explore a more instinctive way of playing the game The looked at ATTENTION and where to place your attention to hit SHOTS Why we need to keep coming back to attention and its vital role in skill development Download Mind Caddie for hundreds of short audio lessons and exercises produced by Karl and start improving your mental game the same way as six major champions: Download Mind Caddie Here Technique but technique born out of the TASK The transformation of his own game and his own experience Exploring his own ACTUAL experience Developing SHOTS What is really going on when you hit a good shot The JOY of hitting different shots and giving himself the FREEDOM to exploreThe experience with the golfing MONKLearning and then teaching meditationPlaying golf from a QUIET place His evolution as a coachThe challenges of changing his approachThe absolute JOY of creating shots A really fascinating conversation with a coach who has been brave enough to challenge his own beliefs and go directly to his own EXPERIENCE To find out more about Scott Dixon and his coaching go to https://www.scottdixongolf.com/ 50% OFF SALE: BUILDING STABLE CONFIDENCE – KARL MORRIS AND RAYMOND PRIOR PH.D Video and Slide Presentation: With Karl Morris and Raymond Prior Ph.D The program that WILL give you the tools to breakthrough your self-imposed limitations. https://themindfactor.net/product/building-stable-confidence-karl-morris-and-raymond-prior-ph-d/

Duration:01:03:54

The BIG 3 and WHY they are so important for your game – Adam Young #292

1/4/2024
Happy New Year to everyone and welcome back to a new season of the Brain Booster. We get the new year of to a great start by welcoming back a good friend of the show and top coach Adam Young 50% OFF SALE: BUILDING STABLE CONFIDENCE – KARL MORRIS AND RAYMOND PRIOR PH.D Video and Slide Presentation: With Karl Morris and Raymond Prior Ph.D The program that WILL give you the tools to breakthrough your self-imposed limitations. https://themindfactor.net/product/building-stable-confidence-karl-morris-and-raymond-prior-ph-d/ Adam has produced some wonderful material over the past few years including his wonderful book ‘The Practice Manual’ He has a tremendous ability to simplify what we need to pay attention to as golfers and how to get the absolute maximum from our practice time. Download Mind Caddie for hundreds of short audio lessons and exercises produced by Karl and start improving your mental game the same way as six major champions: Download Mind Caddie Here How can we REALLY simplify the game to make significant progress? We explore in great detail THE BIG THREE of impact and why they are so vital to your improvement Virtually EVERY single shot you have hit in the past that you don’t like will have been affected by one of these three factors Yet so often we then focus on almost everything else to try to find a solution. Yet if you can stay with the BIG THREE you will be dealing with actual evidence from the scene of the crime IMPACT Why are we trying to master the swing when it can NEVER be mastered? Yet we can move in the direction of mastery with the BIG THREE We can aim to have so much more fun in practice as we EXPLORE our capabilities around these areas. We got to explore so many interesting avenues in this conversation and I believe it perfectly ties in with the Mental game Big Three of Intention, Attention and Attitude To find out more about Adam Young go to https://www.adamyounggolf.com/ 50% OFF SALE: BUILDING STABLE CONFIDENCE – KARL MORRIS AND RAYMOND PRIOR PH.D Video and Slide Presentation: With Karl Morris and Raymond Prior Ph.D The program that WILL give you the tools to breakthrough your self-imposed limitations. https://themindfactor.net/product/building-stable-confidence-karl-morris-and-raymond-prior-ph-d/

Duration:01:02:17

Building Stable Confidence – The Program – Raymond Prior #291

12/21/2023
I have just collaborated with Raymond Prior on a program that I believe is a must for anyone serious about developing their game. ‘Building STABLE confidence’ is a video/audio/ slide program that will give you the true inside track on how to systematically build this VITAL component. 50% OFF SALE: BUILDING STABLE CONFIDENCE – KARL MORRIS AND RAYMOND PRIOR PH.D Video and Slide Presentation: With Karl Morris and Raymond Prior Ph.D The program that WILL give you the tools to breakthrough your self-imposed limitations. https://themindfactor.net/product/building-stable-confidence-karl-morris-and-raymond-prior-ph-d/ So it was wonderful to welcome Raymond back onto the show to discuss more around this fascinating topic. Download Mind Caddie for hundreds of short audio lessons and exercises produced by Karl and start improving your mental game the same way as six major champions: Download Mind Caddie Here Amongst other things we discussed: This is such an important episode with so many valuable nuggets to work with. Take action and get yourself a copy of ‘Building Stable Confidence’ It is the perfect time of year to work on these ideas. To get your copy of the brand new program with Raymond Prior and Karl Morris It will truly make a BIG difference to your development Building Stable Confidence go to https://themindfactor.net/product/building-stable-confidence-karl-morris-and-raymond-prior-ph-d/

Duration:01:04:47

How to make GREAT decisions – Scott Fawcett #290

12/14/2023
Today we welcome back onto the show Scott Fawcett from Decade golf. He is someone who has made a significant contribution into how we think about the game. His system DECADE golf helps you make informed decisions based on reality as opposed to how we ‘perceive’ reality. Download Mind Caddie for hundreds of short audio lessons and exercises produced by Karl and start improving your mental game the same way as six major champions: Download Mind Caddie Here We had another brilliant and fascinating conversation We discussed: 50% OFF SALE: BUILDING STABLE CONFIDENCE – KARL MORRIS AND RAYMOND PRIOR PH.D Video and Slide Presentation: With Karl Morris and Raymond Prior Ph.D The program that WILL give you the tools to breakthrough your self-imposed limitations. https://themindfactor.net/product/building-stable-confidence-karl-morris-and-raymond-prior-ph-d/ A great session Your game cannot help but gain some benefit from Scott’s knowledge and wisdom To find out more about Scott Fawcett and DECADE golf go to www.decade.golf To get your copy of the brand new program Building Stable Confidence go to https://themindfactor.net/product/building-stable-confidence-karl-morris-and-raymond-prior-ph-d/

Duration:00:50:57

How to REALLY make practice count – Ed Coughlan #289

12/7/2023
Today we welcome onto the Brain Booster a wonderful guest in the shape of Dr Ed Coughlan Ed is one of the leading experts in the world on Skill Acquisition who works with a number of top DP World and PGA Tour players. Download Mind Caddie for hundreds of short audio lessons and exercises produced by Karl and start improving your mental game the same way as six major champions: Download Mind Caddie Here We had a wonderful conversation about the very BEST way to get the most from your practice time How to be able to TRANSFER your practice to the environment called Golf Course. EXCLUSIVE FOR CERTIFIED MIND COACHES ONLY!! You have the skills. Now learn how to apply them. Take your skills to the next level and become a MASTER MIND FACTOR COACH. 2 days interactive and immersive learning. 21 and 22 January 2024 in Central Manchester themindfactor.net/masters-course. To find out more about Ed Coughlan go to To get your copy of the brand new program Building Stable Confidence go to https://themindfactor.net/shop-new/

Duration:01:17:16

In the Zone Secrets – The incredible opportunity with Mental Rehearsal – Bo Watson and Shannon Shuskey #288

11/30/2023
Today on the Brain Booster we welcome the authors of a fascinating new book ‘In the Zone Secrets’ Here's the link mentioned: https://inthezonesecrets.com/thebrainbooster Bo Watson and Shannon Shuskey have been very successful with their program with clients of all levels and abilities Download Mind Caddie for hundreds of short audio lessons and exercises produced by Karl and start improving your mental game the same way as six major champions: Download Mind Caddie Here It is a really interesting story about how they got together and began working on their program. Bo Watson had actually given up the game and quit coaching He had gotten to a point where he felt so frustrated with his own game and also the progress of his students. EXCLUSIVE FOR CERTIFIED MIND COACHES ONLY!! You have the skills. Now learn how to apply them. Take your skills to the next level and become a MASTER MIND FACTOR COACH. 2 days interactive and immersive learning. 21 and 22 January 2024 in Central Manchester themindfactor.net/masters-course. He had a conversation with Shannon over dinner that changed everything. Shannon had been incredibly successful Speed Skating coach with numerous students who had become World Champions He had been using neuromuscular training using primarily the power of mental imagery Bo then went away and worked on his game without doing any actual physical practice He then came back to golf and played some of the very best golf of his life. We discussed: To find out more about ‘In the Zone Secrets’ go to http://inthezonesecrets.com/thebrainbooster To book your Mind Factor workshop go to www.themindfactor.com

Duration:01:22:33

Developing your golfing SKILL this winter – Kendal McWade #287

11/23/2023
Today we welcome back onto the Brain Booster long standing friend and colleague Kendal McWade. Download Mind Caddie for hundreds of short audio lessons and exercises produced by Karl and start improving your mental game the same way as six major champions: Download Mind Caddie Here Kendal has been on the show numerous times and I have invited him back because we always have a wonderful conversation. We managed to dive deep into the whole area of building SKILLS. How ATTENTION is so crucial to your development. EXCLUSIVE FOR CERTIFIED MIND COACHES ONLY!! You have the skills. Now learn how to apply them. Take your skills to the next level and become a MASTER MIND FACTOR COACH. 2 days interactive and immersive learning. 21 and 22 January 2024 in Central Manchester themindfactor.net/masters-course. We talked about what you could ACTUALLY do this winter to work on your game in a more effective way

Duration:01:06:08

Why do some pro’s ‘make it’ and some don’t? – Insights from the major tours – Dr Ian Peek #286

11/16/2023
Today we welcome back onto the podcast top coach and researcher Dr Ian Peek. Ian has just completed his PhD after doing extensive research on the key elements that seem to determine if a pro makes it on tour or not. Download Mind Caddie for hundreds of short audio lessons and exercises produced by Karl and start improving your mental game the same way as six major champions: Download Mind Caddie Here The instances of depression with former players and what to do to make the most of the final phase of your career A whole host of great insights taken from Ian’s research EXCLUSIVE FOR CERTIFIED MIND COACHES ONLY!! You have the skills. Now learn how to apply them. Take your skills to the next level and become a MASTER MIND FACTOR COACH. 2 days interactive and immersive learning. 21 and 22 January 2024 in Central Manchester themindfactor.net/masters-course. Capitalise on the Early Bird rate on offer!! Limited places. Dr Ian Peek is a transition & performance coach, helping his clients achieve their goals whether transitioning to a new level of achievement or maintaining their position at the top of their sport or industry. Ian holds a Master’s degree in Sports Coaching and a PhD in the social- psychology of high performing athletes. His PhD research focused on the lived experiences of 16 PGA European Tour professionals during and after their careers. He is a PGA Master Professional - the highest educational level in The PGA - which recognises PGA Members who make a significant effort to improve themselves as golf professionals and maintain the highest degree of excellence for themselves and their operations. Ian’s contact details: LinkedIn = @dr ian peek coaching Twitter X = @ianpeekcoaching Website: www.tandpcoaching.com E-mail: mail@nms-golf.com

Duration:00:50:53

Coaching winners on the PGA and DP World Tour – Liam James #285

11/9/2023
Today on the Brain Booster we are joined by a rising star on the Tour coaching stage Liam James. Download Mind Caddie for hundreds of short audio lessons and exercises produced by Karl and start improving your mental game the same way as six major champions: https://mindcaddie.onelink.me/7xjx/znldwgbi Already at a relatively young age Liam has coached numerous winners on tour such as Matt Wallace and Vincent Norrman. He also coached tour legend Lee Westwood for over two years. We had chance to discuss his evolution and development as a coach working with great mentors such as Mac O’Grady, Robert Rock and Matt Belsham. From an early age he has been fascinated by the art and science of both playing and coaching. Often in his early days he would be playing tournaments with other young pros who he was actually coaching and we go into a great story how he transformed the fortunes of one young player during a 36 hole tournament they played together. With his association with Robert Rock he gained an opportunity to coach top players and has never looked back since. We discuss life on tour and both the opportunity and challenges of working at the highest level. The conversation though doesn’t just apply to good players. Whatever your standard of play you will gain something from this podcast. EXCLUSIVE FOR CERTIFIED MIND COACHES ONLY!! You have the skills. Now learn how to apply them. Take your skills to the next level and become a MASTER MIND FACTOR COACH. 2 days interactive and immersive learning. 21 and 22 January 2024 in Central Manchester themindfactor.net/masters-course. Capitalise on the Early Bird rate on offer!! Limited places. We look into: A really insightful session with a coach who is making a big difference at the highest level but who is also still heavily involved in coaching golf at ALL levels To find out more about Liam James go to https://liamjames.golf/ To find out more about Karl Morris and the Mind Factor go to www.themindfactor.com

Duration:01:14:11

The FOUR ‘types’ of coaching and what is MOST effective – Fred Shoemaker #284

11/2/2023
Today we are joined on the Brain Booster by the biggest influence in my coaching career Fred Shoemaker. Download Mind Caddie for hundreds of short audio lessons and exercises produced by Karl and start improving your mental game the same way as six major champions: https://mindcaddie.onelink.me/7xjx/znldwgbi I first went out to Fred’s school in Carmel Valley, California over 25 years ago. The experience had a deep and lasting impression on me and opened up a whole new world of enquiry and thought about the coaching process. Fred has continued to influence many coaches and players with his ability to look at the game in a way that really gets you to think about what the game truly MEANS to you What is your PURPOSE for playing the game? What is really important to you about the experience? In today’s show amongst many topics we managed to really drill down into the FOUR types of coaching. The ‘DO’ instruction. The model for 90% of todays golf coaching whereby a teacher ‘tells’ you what to do in your swing based on his or her belief about how the golf swing SHOULD function The ‘awareness’ instruction which is much more of a coaching based approach where a coach simply asks you to pay attention to what is ACTUALLY happening in your experience of swinging a club. This leads to a much stronger learning experience. EXCLUSIVE FOR CERTIFIED MIND COACHES ONLY!! You have the skills. Now learn how to apply them. Take your skills to the next level and become a MASTER MIND FACTOR COACH. 2 days interactive and immersive learning. 21 and 22 January 2024 in Central Manchester themindfactor.net/masters-course. Capitalise on the Early Bird rate on offer!! Limited places. The BE instruction This is where the coach helps you explore the PERSON you are when you swing the golf club. Are you going to play as a courageous golfer perhaps? At the heart of this instruction is your own COMMITMENT The fourth type of instruction is to challenge HOW the world ‘occurs’ to you. If the golf course occurs to you as a place of threat then no amount of the first two types of instruction will have much effect. To understand how the world is occurring to you and the CHOICE you have in creating that narrative This session is not for the faint hearted. It is challenging It will really make you consider your approach to the game It is a wonderful conversation with a very special coach To find out more about Fred Shoemaker go to www.extraordinarygolf.com To find out more about Karl Morris and the Mind Factor go to www.themindfactor.com

Duration:01:10:23

Changing our Golfing Story - Tim O’Connor #283

10/26/2023
Today on the show we are joined by Performance Coach Tim O’Connor. Download Mind Caddie for hundreds of short audio lessons and exercises produced by Karl and start improving your mental game the same way as six major champions: https://urlgeni.us/mindcaddie We had a wonderful conversation about his life and evolution as a performance coach. Tim has a fascinating background as a writer, golfer and now coach. He wrote a wonderful book about the great Moe Norman called ‘The Feeling of Greatness’ We talked about the time Tim spent with Moe, playing golf and a fascinating insight to Moe’s connection to the target when he played. Why and how Moe was so misunderstood Onto Tim’s coaching career Tim’s observation of the rampant narcissism in the golfing world today and how we can all become lost in the story of ‘I will be happy WHEN’ How we are constantly being fed the story that we are ‘BROKEN’ How we could access our own innate talent How our Ego can hijack the coaching process What Tim learned about coaching from Lou Reed Tim O’Connor is a golf coach, award-winning writer, and podcaster living in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Tim came into coaching following a career as a music critic and then a golf writer during which he covered the major tours and wrote four books including The Feeling of Greatness: The Moe Norman Story, the biography of the mysterious Canadian regarded as the best ball-striker who ever lived. Tim is in the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame as a writer. After being involved for 20 years in men’s work with the ManKind Project, Tim moved into coaching golfers, including the University of Guelph men’s and women’s golf team. A self-described deep golf nerd, Tim is fascinated by the psychological and spiritual aspects of golf, which he brings together in his writing on the Substack platform, talks, and his Swing Thoughts podcast with Howard Glassman. Tim is completing his latest book, Quiet Mind Golf. EXCLUSIVE FOR CERTIFIED MIND COACHES ONLY!! You have the skills. Now learn how to apply them. Take your skills to the next level and become a MASTER MIND FACTOR COACH. 2 days interactive and immersive learning. 21 and 22 January 2024 in Central Manchester themindfactor.net/masters-course. Capitalise on the Early Bird rate on offer!! Limited places. To find out more about Tim go to Co-host Swing Thoughts podcast with Humble Howard Read my blog on toconnor.substack.com www.oconnorgolf.ca To find out more about Karl Morris and the Mind Factor go to www.themindfactor.com

Duration:00:53:17

Am I going to improve? – It DEPENDS – Michael Hebron #282

10/19/2023
Today on the brain booster we are joined by coaching legend Michael Hebron. Michael has just written a wonderful book with Stephen Yazulla titled ‘It Depends’ Download Mind Caddie for hundreds of short audio lessons and exercises produced by Karl and start improving your mental game the same way as six major champions: https://urlgeni.us/mindcaddie The book is all about learning and what is required to get the best out of your lessons or your training. It is an amazing piece of work with some great insights, many of which are counterintuitive. It also reinforces what we have said on the Brain Booster many times about the need to honour your individuality. The book is called: ‘It Depends’ As we discussed during our time together: A truly wonderful conversation with one of the most influential coaches of the past 100 years. A man who has dedicated his life to helping students and coaches alike how to LEARN better To find out more about Michael and his work go to https://www.michaelhebron.com/#home To find out more about Karl Morris and the Mind Factor go to www.themindfactor.com

Duration:00:58:28

How to better deal with the CHAOS of Golf – Jon Sherman #281

10/5/2023
Today on the show we are joined by Jon Sherman the author of the brilliant best selling book ‘The Four Foundations of Golf’, host of the ‘Sweet Spot’ podcast and the host of ‘Practical Golf’ website. Download Mind Caddie for hundreds of short audio lessons and exercises produced by Karl and start improving your mental game the same way as six major champions: https://urlgeni.us/mindcaddie Jon is a top amateur player in his own right and recently achieved a lifetime golfing ambition by qualifying for the US Mid Am We opened up our conversation with some fascinating insights about his experience in qualifying and all of the challenges he encountered by stepping out of his comfort zone and competing at a much higher level. How Jon has learned to have a different relationship with the game and his ability to deal better with the inevitable chaos golf often throws at us It is this relationship to unpredictable outcomes which for me is the heart of an effective mental game strategy We had a really wide ranging conversation covering multiple topics such as: A really great conversation with a deep thinker about the game and someone who is having a BIG impact on how people golfers approach getting better at the game. To find out more about Jon Sherman go to https://practical-golf.com/ To find out more about Karl Morris and the Mind Factor go to www.themindfactor.com

Duration:01:03:54

The Simplicity of Managing your Golfing Tendencies – Kelvin Kelley #280

9/29/2023
Today on the show we welcome back our good friend Kelvin Kelley Kelvin is a certified Mind factor coach and Master Mind Factor coach Join us in Manchester in November LAST FEW PLACES and become a CERTIFIED MIND FACTOR COACH – or simply come to improve your own game, go to : https://themindfactor.net/the-certification-course/ Download Mind Caddie for hundreds of short audio lessons and exercises produced by Karl and start improving your mental game the same way as six major champions: https://urlgeni.us/mindcaddie He is a great coach who has a strong desire to SIMPLIFY the game to allow his students to PERFORM better He has a wonderful thirst for knowledge and a desire to improve as a coach He has been heavily influenced by great Australian coach Gary Edwin We had a GREAT conversation We talk about the importance of understanding your tendencies and how to MATCH up your swing Starting with a clear INTENTION of the shot you want to play Kelvin is a really outstanding coach who has been prepared to study both technical and mental aspects to become the very best version of himself A great conversation to really challenge your perspective on the game To find out more about Kelvin Kelley go to https://www.kelleygolf.com/ X (Formerly Twitter) @kkelley_golf

Duration:00:57:33

I finally qualified for a USGA event after 48 Years!! – L.D. Simmons #270

9/21/2023
How to realise a long term golfing dream Being clear on what we TRULY can control Join us in Manchester in November LAST FEW PLACES and become a CERTIFIED MIND FACTOR COACH – or simply come to improve your own game, go to : https://themindfactor.net/the-certification-course/ Download Mind Caddie for hundreds of short audio lessons and exercises produced by Karl and start improving your mental game the same way as six major champions: https://urlgeni.us/mindcaddie Today on the Brain Booster we have a really interesting guest in the shape of former attorney and now Performance Coach L.D. Simmons He now runs Simmons Performance working with top amateur junior and college players as well as aspiring Tour Professionals He got in touch after qualifying for a USGA event after 48 Years of trying Achieving a sporting dream at the age of 64 We had a fascinating conversation about his quest as a player and his development as a coach Especially about how he has applied key Mind Factor principles over an extended period of time We looked into: Great to hear this inspiring story from a golfer who kept GOING for many years with a dream to play in a USGA event A strong message for us all and what could be POSSIBLE What is POSSIBLE for you? L. D. Simmons is a mental performance coach in the United States based in Charlotte, North Carolina. He practiced law for 35 years before beginning a second career as a coach. L. D. works with several touring professionals as well as high-level juniors, college players, mid-ams and seniors. He focuses on the mental game as well as on course management skills. L. D. also is the assistant coach of the Davidson College men’s golf team. You may find L. D. at www.simmonsperformance.com and at lsimmonsii@gmail.com.

Duration:00:55:22

The many SECRETS of BEN HOGAN – Jim Waldron #278

9/14/2023
Today on the Brain Booster we welcome back for the third time my good friend Jim Waldron. The two previous sessions with Jim were outstanding and prompted some wonderful feedback from listeners. Join us in Manchester in November LAST FEW PLACES and become a CERTIFIED MIND FACTOR COACH – or simply come to improve your own game, go to : https://themindfactor.net/the-certification-course/ Download Mind Caddie for hundreds of short audio lessons and exercises produced by Karl and start improving your mental game the same way as six major champions: https://urlgeni.us/mindcaddie Jim has an amazing knowledge of coaching and in particular the ‘Mind Body’ connection. He has met and worked with some of the finest players in the history of the game This particular conversation had some amazing gems of information in particular about the legendary Ben Hogan Just went into some fascinating detail about HOW Ben Hogan went about changing his golf. The fascinating details of how he took swing concepts and turned them into actual prominent movement patterns How he did a lot of swing work in a mirror in SLOW MOTIONClosed loop trainingBalance and tempoShot ShapingSwinging with his eyes closed asking his body ‘how does this FEEL?’Quarter speedHalf speedFull speedHow Hogan then took swing changes to the golf courseThe importance of TARGET PICTURE Join us in Manchester in November LAST FEW PLACES and become a CERTIFIED MIND FACTOR COACH – or simply come to improve your own game, go to : https://themindfactor.net/the-certification-course/

Duration:01:03:26