Did you watch the Masters this weekend? Had you heard of Bubba Watson before Easter? One of clients that we are delighted to work with is a fabulous young golfer – Joe Brooks. Joe is 16 and is studying for his GCSE’s. We asked him to tell us a bit about what golf and fitness mean to him and who inspires him to be the best he can possibly be. We are immensely proud of Joe’s achievements and wish him continued success.
Over to Joe
Since starting my work with eKuiLibriuM, I have found that my concentration levels have increased which means I am able to perform at the highest level I can for a sustained amount of time, which enables me to compete with the best players more often than not. Last year, I won the County Boys Order of Merit for Hertfordshire. This meant that I was the leading under 18 golfer throughout the year in specified events throughout Hertfordshire.
I consistently played to the best of my ability throughout the season and was able to win the Order of Merit for 2011. In the later stage of 2010, I was
lucky enough to be selected to be part of the England Regional squad. I am now one of the Top 40 under 17 golfers in the country. Being part of the Regional Squad opens many doors for you. We have many coaching days, where the squad meet together, along with the main coach, psychologist and nutritionist, to go through how you are feeling and what can be done on that day that you can take away and learn.
At this moment in time, I have a handicap of 1. The key thing that motivates me to keep practising is the feeling of winning. I have been lucky enough to have won a few competitions over the past year, and once you win one, you don’t want to leave that winning circle! I have a couple of national tournaments coming up this year, the main one being the Carris Trophy, where the best 120 u18 golfers from all over Europe come for a 72 hole tournament. This is a big event for me as it is a recognized tournament in Europe, and has a bearing on whether you will be selected for the full England squad next year.
Although golf is a big part of my life, I am also looking to carry on my education to university if possible, to study psychology. Not only will this help me in everyday life, but it will also help me massively in golf as I will know how to deal with the pressures that I will be under if leading a given tournament.
Currently, the person I look up to as a role model mainly is a person by the name of Bubba Watson. When Bubba was younger, he was not always accepted
because his style was different to that of a conventional golfer. Although he has had many ups and downs in his career to date, his hard work and his will to
win ultimately helped him to overcome his doubters and win the 2012 Masters!
Fantastic blog Joe! Go get em!
"They helped me set realistic goals, with challenging yet achievable milestones"