Ashton Agar: A brilliant performance

A brilliant performance

Notes: It’s not golf but I think we can learn from all sorts of sporting performances. I was so impressed by this young guy’s attitude and ability to “play the game” – it was certainly remarkable. In my mind there’s no doubt that he played automatically throughout his innings. Fantastic stuff!

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  • Lukey

    Reply Reply July 12, 2013

    It is a real change to see someone enjoy batting and as you state Cam no thought to what his total might be . I would also agree that Darren Lehman probably had a lot to do with his overall approach to the game .
    Cheers Lukey

  • Grayden Provis

    Reply Reply July 12, 2013

    You mentioned about Darren Lehmann’s more philosophical approach. I thought it showed in the reactions on the balcony of the Australian dressing room when Agar got out. Everyone slumped or put their head in their hands – except Lehmann. His demeanour didn’t change at all. He just stared straight ahead as if getting out / not getting out isn’t really the point. Its about process. Of course he might have been thinking about what he was going to have for dinner that night.

    • Cameron

      Reply Reply July 14, 2013

      Lehmann is different. He did some good things in QLD and he seems to be able to get the best out of the team. I really hope they let Agar play the game. If he gets molded into some technocrat we may loose something special. No matter what, it was awesome to watch his first innings unfold and discuss it here.

  • Terry

    Reply Reply July 12, 2013

    I think you meant he flogged the bowlers, not the batsmen!

    You have captured the essence of what happened last night. However, like all great young talent, I am sure he will end up getting caught up in the “technique trap”. Even around golf on the Sunshine Coast where you now live, there are instructors messing with the techniques of potentially very good young players. You will get to know who these guys are shortly. They have a vested interest in ensuring that young talent is made to feel they need to continuously improve/modify/adjust their swings.

    • Cameron

      Reply Reply July 14, 2013

      There’s no doubt he’ll get pushed and prodded in all sorts of directions. Hopefully he can work it out and resist the changes. It’s all about breaking the status quo and not accepting it.

      There are lots of golf pros all over that don’t understand coaching. They are teachers as far as I’m concerned and there’s a big difference b/w teaching and coaching. A big difference.

      If all you know is the “technique” way then that is all you’ll ever teach. It’s in their best interest to dispel all challenges and keep doing what they are doing. It’s part of the fun of what I’m doing and I wouldn’t change my approach for anything…

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