Golf lesson

On Monday this week “I” and me had a golf lesson with Simon. What a fantastic lesson. During one hour, I picked up more tips about my swing than I have in all the lessons with my other instructor.

It just makes sense. The swing from out to in. The position of my left hand – in line with the head of the club. My balance – or lack of it.

One of the most interesting things we found is that when I play wearing my glasses, I often top the ball or duff the shot completely. Then, without glasses (whether I wear lenses or not!) I generally manage to hit long and straight. Bizarre coincidence? No. Apparently it’s to do with the position of my head and neck. With glasses on I “stoop” and “hunch” to enable me to see through the glass. Without them, it’s much easier for me to “see” the ball without trying to avoid the frames…

 Strange but true. Little quirks. Oddities. Frustrations. Yes, that’s golf!

Tonight I went with a friend to introduce her to golf at the range. It was great. By the end of it – just practicing a half swing with a pitching wedge, she was hitting most of the balls 50-75 yards…straight! I think she’s got the bug!


11th July – I’m nervous.


Let’s just say that there’s stuff happening at work that makes me feel uncomfortable. I’ve got an uneasy feeling about the way things are happening – or – not, as the case may be. And, what the consequences will be…

I’m just not convinced that we are getting this right. I’m beginning to doubt my abilities. I doubt what I have achieved – what I am tasked to achieve and what I can actually achieve. That’s not right, is it? What makes me nervous is that I’ve been here before. And, I know how this works.

To give you an idea of what this is about – one of my friends came up with this:


Question: what can we do to rescue Q3

Answer: get marketing to do it

Question: No, what can we do?

Answer: blame marketing Question: You’re missing the point…what can we do, as sales people, to turn things around in Q3

Answer: get marketing to arrange a seminar later in Q3

Question: let’s start again….we didn’t sell anything in Q2 and we have to sell something in Q3…what can we do?

Answer: move marketing people into sales….