A lower handicap?
To beat your mates?
Enjoy your golf more?
Become Club Champion?
Make it your career?
Or something else?
Mind Fit will help you, with
whatever you want from your golf?
Several years ago Ben Hogan was asked to film a new
commercial for his company Hogan Golf. Not too surprising
until you realise was by now in his 80’s and had not played
much golf due to ill health. On top if this, his legs were getting
worse from the car accident that almost claimed his life in the
early part of his career.
Hogan agreed and on the designated day the camera crew were
set-up alongside all the other production that was necessary for
the filming. Hogan duly arrived in his golf cart and made his way
to the teeing area.
On passing the guy in control of the golf balls he asked for only 3
balls and moved forward into position. Now Hogan never
allowed anyone to watch him practice. Famously years before
Nick Faldo was having lunch with Hogan and when he asked if
he could watch Hogan practice after lunch Hogan thanks him for
asking and said “No!”.
Everyone was expectant at the prospect of watching the great
man hit shots. After a couple of waggles he made his first swing
and ‘topped’ the ball. A noticeable hush descended as he made
another couple of waggles and made his second swing. This
time he hit the ball somewhere around the equator and the ball
fizzed down the practice area very low.
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Finally, Hogan set-up to the third and final ball, the crew were
now concerned at what might unfold as the day progressed.
Hogan made his third swing and hit the ground too much
removing a large divot before the ball.
At this stage no-one knew where to look and some were
wondering if they might get any good footage at all for the
Hogan turned around to face everyone and announced that he
was ready. He promptly hit shot after shot perfectly and in no
time at all the assembled crew were congratulating Hogan on a
great days shoot and pleased with what would prove to be a
successful advertising campaign.
One of the producers sidled over to Hogan at the end of the
shoot curious as to what happened with the first three shots.
Hogan explained that as it had been several months since he
had last hit a golf ball, that he needed to get his ‘eye in’. The
purpose of the first three shots was to work out where the ball
was and indeed the ground!
The Fosbury Flop is a style used in the
high jump. Popularized and perfected
by American athlete Dick Fosbury,
whose gold medal in the 1968
Summer Olympics brought it to the
Over the next few years the flop
became the dominant style of the
event and remains so today. With the
advent of deep foam matting high
jumpers were able to be more
adventurous in their landing styles and
hence experiment with styles of
“The whole principle came from the
idea that if you broke down everything
you could think of that goes into riding
a bike, and then improved each by 1%,
you will get a significant increase
when you put them all together”.
We then heard about how his cyclists
wash their hands really well, slept on
the same pillow every night, and had
every aspect of their lives improved
(as well as their bikes).
Bought new clubs?
Expensive option – good for
Bought books, videos, dvd’s
Lots of contradiction? How
do you apply the
Had some lessons?
How many and how many
different coach’s and
Did any of it work?
What will you do NEXT?
Lower YOUR scores
Practice with PURPOSE & SUCCESS
Stay CALM and FOCUSED
Hit MORE fairways
Hole MORE putts
Greater understanding of every
shot – SIMPLY!
Impress YOUR friends
Develop YOUR SKILLS
Practice what the pros do
Anything else YOU want to add…?
A simple 3 Step Process that links
how you think, move and play!
1. How YOUR BRAIN processes the
2. What YOU learn by really
watching the BALL
3. How YOUR BODY needs to move
By creating quality FEEDBACK, YOU
raise YOUR AWARENESS, which in
turn increases YOUR ability to
FOCUS & CONTROL what YOU do.
• Hours of unfocused
• Embarrassing shots
• Your friendships
• Useless advice
• Being out of control
• Unnecessary lessons
And you will improve
your business too!!!
• Turned professional in 1985 and
became fully PGA Qualified in 1988.
• Since then he has enjoyed a great
career playing and coaching golf in the
UK and overseas.
• As a full time coach wanting to make a
difference he has studied in NLP,
Hypnosis, Personal Development,
Coaching for Performance and many
areas related to learning and how the
• Having worked in Kiev, Ukraine and in
Portugal his coaching evolved when not
being able to coach using the English
• Since 2011 he has been the main stage
compere at the London Golf Show,
Earls Court, the National Golf Show at
the NEC and the Manchester Golf Show,
• Turned professional in 1999 and became a fully
qualified Master EGTF Professional in 2001.
• Since this time Dean, has ran a successful golf
club for 10 years before concentrating his
career in teaching golf from those new to the
game, to professionals playing on golf tours.
• He designed his own Junior Coaching Program
and has run successful Junior Academy’s with
over 5,000 children attending over the years.
He qualified as an All Abilities Golf Coach and
provides golfing experiences to those with
disabilities, encouraging everyone to accept
the challenge and embrace a new experience
that many would have thought impossible.
• For the past 17 years he has become best
known as a trick shot entertainer visiting
countries all over the world entertaining clients
at corporate days, captains days, charity days
and even weddings!
• More recently he has launched his second
edition of his book titled The A-Z of Junior Golf,
suitable for all junior golfers aged 5-11 years.
• He now enjoys balancing his time between
coaching and performing his world known trick
• Neville presents regularly to SMEs in his
Federation of Small Businesses role as
Policy Lead for Kent. He is a regular on
radio and TV in the South East speaking
on business and youth issues.
• Working for most of his career in the
international corporate world, Neville
brings a proven record of optimising
financial and commercial outcomes
through a combination of original
thinking, pragmatism and determination
to get results.
• He has developed his skills from having a
hands on approach and is always ready
to test new ideas. As a trouble-shooter he
is open to opportunities while keeping
one foot firmly on the ground. His
development has been intuitively
discovered through continual practice
and taking positive action.
• His experience includes Oil & Gas,
Construction, Retail, B2B services and in
recent years with SME’s, Social
Enterprises and Start-ups. Critical mass,
scalability, leverage, collaboration,
growth and improvement are common to
his vocabulary and demonstrate the way
he views business opportunities.
If you’re serious you know you have
to do it yourself – we show you how
• Create a ‘can do’ mindset
• Understand where you are on the
Mind Fit Map
• Raise your self-awareness
• Understand the attitudes and
behaviours that influence your
performance at work and on the