CHRIS MEAR, the Halifax, Huddersfield Union team manager, is in a qualified position to help his players, and others, with the thinking side of their game having completed the Mind Factor Institute Course to become a registered certified coach in dealing with mental aspects of golf.
A growing number of professionals (and top amateurs) consult golf psychologists. Chris Hanson benefits from working with Drew Wallace at Myerscough College where Chris studied and Deana Rushworth, a professional at Bradley Park, has completed the course undertaken by Mear.
Mear, a three handicap member at Meltham who last pre-season arranged a session for his Union squad with top golf psychologist Karl Morris, said: “A while ago I got into the mind thing and it really improved my playing consistency and now I want to pass on my knowledge to others, dealing with every shot plus how they should be approached by thinking positively.”
He completed what he described as gruelling four-day course – “I was really shattered at the end” – at the Mind Factor Institute in Manchester headed by Karl Morris which dealt with positive thinking before golf, during golf, in between golf, and after golf.
He said: “We also worked on the power of belief, and how you might believe what you are thinking but your mind may not. I am now really looking forward to working with others to give them the power to harness their own mind and make their mind believe.”
The course also covered hypnotherapy and the power of persuasion in relation to improving a player’s game.
“It was a fantastic course, very intense, and after four solid days everybody was very tired but feeling great,” he said.
Mear has already been contacted by a golf club in Bradford to run a seminar for their juniors, while some local players, including a woman, have been in touch with him.
Mear is available to help anyone in that respect and has set up a e-mail address for his business firstname.lastname@example.org He can also be contacted on 07887 838189.