Too many golfers give up on achieving their "Dream Goal" because they allow others to determine their future. Are you one of them? Most golfers don't even get to the start line and live their lives guessing "what could I have done if I gave it a go?"
For those who did give it a go probably didn't have the knowledge, understanding or discipline to stick at it long enough. The majority gave up just as they were ready to make a break through because they didn't have clarity and an accurate map of how they were going to chieve their "Dream Goal". I have had the pleasure of working with Zaw Moe (picture left) since 2001 and currently running 2nd to Lee Westwood in the Indonesian Masters.
Zaw left his home in Myanmar in the early 90's with only $700 in his pocket and his golf clubs. The advice he was given was that he was wasting his time and should get a proper job.
"The advice he was given was that he was wasting his time and should get a proper job."
Zaw has proved them all wrong. He has won numerous tournaments in Asia and held a full card for 10 straight years on the lucrative Japanese Tour.
Major back surgery and a life threatening illness causing the loss of his playing privileges from 2004 to 2007 were set backs most people would have not have recovered from. Throughout this time Zaw has never lost sight of getting back to where he believed he belonged "on tour living the dream!"
Zaw got his Asian Tour card back in 2008 and when all was going good, another injury to his wrist set him back once again in 2009. Eventually surgery was required and a few months of recuperation with no guarantee of playing competitively again.
During one of our numerous phone discussions he agreed to come to Perth to develop his coaching skills with Lawrie and myself at Pro Tour Golf College for 6 weeks. On his return and being able to play injury free, Zaw game started to improve.
In his own words; "the improved training regime and swing concepts that I learnt from David and Lawrie combined with the psychological performance skills that Lawrie specialises in has allowed me to play competitively on the Asian Tour again."
"the improved training regime and swing concepts that I learnt from David and Lawrie combined with the psychological performance skills that Lawrie specialises in has allowed me to play competitively on the Asian Tour again."
The key to this blog is if you have true belief in your golfing ability and you have the necessary coaching and mentoring from experts, you are going to help you achieve your "Dream Goals"
"YOU CAN DO IT!"
Good golfing and best wishes to Zaw in the final two rounds at the Indonesian Masters.
David and Lawrie
Today was the final day of the Indonesian Golf Association Series (1) held at the Damai Indah Golf -BSD Course. All the top amateurs were in attendence and the conditions were a strong test for the golfers.
One player Ian Andrew from Bali stood head and shoulders above the rest with scores of 68, 69, 67 a total of 12 under and won the tournament by 10 shots!
This result combined with his solid performance in the Indonesian Open last week at the Emeralda Golf Course makes him the No.1 ranked amateur in the country. Ian attributes his awesome form to the 5 weeks of intensive training with Pro tour Golf College in Perth, Western Australia.
In his own words "The training I did at PTGC with Lawrie Montague and David Milne has made me more confident about my golf game on and off the course. Making the cut last week in the Indonesian Open for the 1st time was a big step in believing in myself and my golf game. I would like to thank all my PTGC family and hope to train with them again soon".
Strong finishing last rounds by Jordan Irawan (72) and Rinaldi (67) enabled them to secure 2nd and 3rd spot respectively. Both have also spent time training at the unique world class player development program over the last 6 months.
In the ladies section Ika Woro Palupi prevailed against over night leader Agnes R. Sudjasmin (Pictured) by one shot. Agnes who has turned her game around by spending the last 10 weks at Pro Tour Golf College and has significantly improved her mental game.
This was evident in the last round where after shooting a 42 on the front nine turned it around and scored a brillant 5 under 31 on the second nine to challenge Ika for the tournament.
Agnes commented " I was able to focus on my target and not worry about my swing as I had done previously on course. I now know how to periodise my program to prepare for tournaments and have to thank Lawrie and David for that."
Young juniors Victoria Chandra and Gavrilla Arya (Pictured) finished 3rd and 6th respectively and the have also trained and used PTGC's training programs.
Well done to everyone mentioned above from all at Pro Tour Golf College and hope to meet you in Jakarta when Lawrie and I are there on 11th to 13th April.
David & Lawrie