What a day

After about 30 hours of travel I’ve finally made it to North Carolina. I’m over here catching up with a mate and attending a seminar in Chicago next week. I’ll get back to all of the awesome posts soon (getting over a little jet lag at the moment)

Good golfing,

Cameron

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  • Tim

    Reply Reply April 4, 2010

    Good to see ur over here strachs. Enjoy the seminar and be sure to get some golfing in. I would love to hear some stories and ur opinion of the courses over here. Compared to back home

    Cheers

    Timbo

    • Cameron

      Reply Reply April 6, 2010

      @Tim: Mate, I’m not going to be able to play while here. Maybe later in the year. How’s your golf going?

  • Grayden Provis

    Reply Reply April 5, 2010

    I’m heading off on my own (much closer to home) trip tomorrow morning – to Albany on the south coast of Western Australia.

    Why? 3 days of playing the best course in WA (IMHO)

    Check it out here:

    http://www.albanygolfclub.com.au/

    Craig Parry says its his favourite course in Australia. Its the only true links course in WA ( sits alongside the magnificent Middleton Beach), is the oldest club in the State still on its original site (founded 1898) and was placed on the state Heritage Register last year.

    Looking forward to using the Cam-routine there this time. Last time I played it I was using the Grayden-routine and the results spoke for themselves (!)

    If you get the chance, get down there and play it. This is the ideal time of year (April – May) as the coastal winds drop out. Just a wonderful place.

    • Cameron

      Reply Reply April 6, 2010

      @Grayden: Played a little in Perth but maybe need to organise another trip to play these courses you’ve mentioned. Let us know how you go.

  • Steady

    Reply Reply April 5, 2010

    Grayden,
    my brother use to live in albany. PLayed the course about 3 times and is a true test of golf. I remember never having a flat lie except when teeing off. BTW it is a fantastic course right beside the beach.
    I’ll have to grab your number, I’ll be heading over in September/October for my nephews 21st birthday. At the moment my brother lives in Freo. So hopefully I will be in Perth for a game.
    Cheers Steady
    btw had 83 -8 75 net. Enjoyed my round. Great to see you and Lukey making progress.

  • Grayden Provis

    Reply Reply April 6, 2010

    Steady said: “I remember never having a flat lie except when teeing off”
    You remember well !! Yes, the course is built on sand dune country so fairways have lots of undulations. Beautiful thick kikuyu grass though so the ball always sits up.

    “Hopefully I will be in Perth for a game”
    Absolutely. The more Tribers can play together the better I reckon. Let me know closer to the time if you’re coming and we’ll set something up for sure.
    Cheers Steady.
    GP
    PS I’ll be pretty happy with 83 in Albany!

  • Tony Lucas

    Reply Reply April 6, 2010

    Hi Guys
    I am terribly biased but we have a little links course over here called Barnbougle and I rate it among one of the best in Australia.Is actually rated by golfers digest at number 4 in Australia.
    Cheers Lukey

  • Bernie

    Reply Reply April 6, 2010

    Hi Cam
    Great to see you arrived safely. We are off to the US later this year for our younger son’s wedding. Hope you enjoy your time over there.
    Grayden, I looked at a map of AUZ today and it said “largely unexplored” for everything WEST of the eastern coast (just joshen). Have been to WA a couple of times, a lovely place.
    Bernie

  • Grayden Provis

    Reply Reply April 10, 2010

    Bernie: some of the places I found on Albany golf course over the last 3 days were DEFINITELY “unexplored”! 🙂

  • Tim Hardman

    Reply Reply April 19, 2010

    Hello again strachs and fellow tribers. Golf is going great and thanks for asking. Still working hard on focusing on routines rather than results because the more I play the more I realise that this is the path to better scores. Post-shot reflection allows me to determine that my bad shots only ever come from not paying automatic or having some type of swing-thought in my head. Still struggle a little with ensuring that I concentrate on a neutral thought (not golf-related) when hitting shots , but am getting better every day. I have found that a good pre-shot and through-the-shot routine helps tremendously with playing automatic and I think other tribers would benefit from practicing with a focus on routine. (Go through your routine then swing-its that simple)

    Look forward to coming home in about a month and getting back out to those amazing sand-belt courses

    Tim

    • Cameron

      Reply Reply April 20, 2010

      @Timbo: Good to hear from you mate. My advice is don’t work TOO hard on it. Let it happen. I know you like to get things right but trying overly hard is not the right thing to do. It’s not possible for me to tell you exactly how hard you should try but I think you’ll work it out in time. But here’s an example:

      Imagine you’re walking to the pub from the footy. You’ve just watched your team have a good win and you’re feeling pumped. On the way to the pub some local kids are kicking a ball in the street – as you approach, the ball finds its way to you. Now think about how much energy and thought you’d apply to kick the ball back to the kids 30 metres away? Would you line up, take your time, pick targets and worry about the result?

      This is probably the ideal mindset you should be aiming for. When you get back we can go over this in more detail.

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