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Why Your Golf Lessons Aren’t Working:

Chances are you are a golfer that fits into one of these broad categories; You play once or twice per week, maybe get to the range once per week, if you manage to squeeze it around all other obstacles life throws your way. Or you are a committed player, junior or adult. You have more…

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Questions & Answers

What are the same requests we hear from almost every golfer we coach at Johnny Foster Golf? What does literally every golfer want? They all want to play better. Or more precisely they all want to play the good golf they know they can play, more often. Pretty obvious right? But the road to making…

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People and Influence

At Johnny Foster Golf we work with a range of golfers, from promising juniors to tour players and I always find it so important to bring the two together, to let the juniors learn from the pro players and sometimes the other way around. I hope this article helps you see why. People and Influence…

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Why do more golfers not take professional coaching?

Why do more golfers not take professional coaching? You’ve probably already got an instinctive answer in your head. My gut reaction would be ‘they’ve never felt the benefits of a coach before’ in other words they have never experienced a rise in their play that they believed a coach helped them gain. There are a…

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Johnny Foster Golf High Performance Camps

Johnny Foster Golf is hosting two high performance camps for some of Northern Ireland’s top young golfers at Greenacres Golf Centre. The first of which is on the 13th and 14th August. Johnny Foster Golf is considered the top golf academy in Northern Ireland and has had particular success in recent months with junior students winning the Junior Honda Classic, Under 12…

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The True Meaning of Coaching

After watching the finale of the PGA Tour season unfold at the Tour Championship, I reflected on the the season that had passed and thought about who had made an impact this year. That question didn’t take long to answer. It’s obvious that the shining stars of golf in 2015 have been FedEx Cup champion…

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The Transition

Since 2004, we have had the pleasure of coaching dozens of Ireland’s aspiring elite amateurs and professionals at our academy. The walls have become decorated with pictures of players’ trophies and signed memorabilia. But for us, it’s the faces who aren’t there that raise our eyebrows. Both myself and Chris often ask ‘do you remember…

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If Only…

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You’ll get as far as your chosen surroundings….

[styled_image image=”http://www.johnnyfostergolfacademy.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/blog1.jpeg” w=”200″ h=”150″ link=”” lightbox=”yes” alt=”You’ll get as far as your chosen surroundings” rel=”tour” align=”right”]The title sounds like a description that could apply to any walk of life, from a cricket team to a successful business. The last few years of coaching and learning has been a subtle revelation for me as a High…

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Plan, Execute, Succeed

Many people wait for their futures to unfold, others engineer theirs. One type of person relies completely on luck, but the other type create their own good fortune. Which one would you rather be? It’s that time of the year again when we all sit down with great intentions and write out our ‘plan’ or…

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Practice: Are you making effort or progress? Part 3

We are down to the final components of effective practice that can be seen every week on the European Tour, which I can tell you is the biggest R&D laboratory in golf. We’ve used some very clear pictures just how the pros go about trying to get better and how it can improve your golf.…

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Practice: Are you making effort or progress? Part 2

Following directly on from our first blog on what good practice looks like, let me introduce you to three more features of professional practice that we see at European Tour events each week. So, what characteristics does the top players practice contain? Imagination – the legendary Ben Hogan once said that he ‘played’ 36 holes a…

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