Gail Smirthwaite – Golf Confidence Coach
I have been in this industry for some time now so this web-site is an amalgamation of all that is very best about what I have learned on my journey to becoming The Golf Mind Guru.
I know that many of you completely understand how important it is to think positively and to be confident when it comes to your game of golf. I also know that that many of the circumstances you find yourselves facing often make this state of mind more of an ideal than a reality!
I completely understand that when you are stood in the middle of a wooded area with your ball firmly lodged behind a tree it is difficult to stay calm, confident and positive!
With this in mind I have created a site that will enable you to build your knowledge and confidence in a way that will help and support you at your own pace. I have added a Forum which is available free of charge for you to read and to post your comments and thoughts. I will be checking in regularly and contributing, but feel free to add your insight and ask your own specific questions.
For those of you who have found me for the first time A BIG WELCOME. If you are new to me and my style of golf confidence coaching then here is a little more about my credentials; I have worked with the PGA and leading PGA professionals, and I also tour UK Golf Clubs giving talks on how to become a more confident golfer.
I gained my honours degree in Social Studies at the University of Sussex in Brighton and the University of California San Diego, and my full accreditation in Coaching at Wolverhampton University.
I have had many successes in coaching both professional and non-professional golfers in lowering their handicaps and playing consistently better golf. By teaching motivation skills and confidence building I have helped many golfers gain greater awareness of themselves and their abilities; encouraging goals to be achieved and increased self-esteem and confidence.
I have written for many golfing magazines as their resident golf mind coach; ‘Lady Golfer and National Club Golfer’ magazines in the UK and South African Woman Golfer as well as Golf Algarve and Golf Spain.
I have also appeared as an ‘expert mind coach’ on Radio Two’s Chris Evans Show on the subject of creating a winning and positive mentality in golf; as well as appearing on many regional BBC Local Radio programmes.
More recently I have had my golf book ‘7 Secret Steps of A Highly Successful Golfer’ go to Number One Best-Seller on Kindle downloads on Amazon under the Golf category.
This web-site is for you to use to help you play more confident golf, but above all else to make sure that you remember to have FUN when you play.