Championship Thinking in Sports

Jim Meier

Championship Thinking in Sports – “This is just a crazy, crazy, crazy game.” Comment by Ernie Els, soon after winning the British Open Hey! Let’s learn from it!

The British Open Champion is awarded the Claret Cup. Tradition is to drink ‘spirits’ from it. Spirits can make one feel tipsy. And that’s what I think this year’s champ, Ernie Els meant and felt, a bit tipsy, maybe even melancholy, after his one stroke, improbable win at the 2012 British Open. This show, with guest Ryan Vermeer, former tour pro and certified PGA teacher examines the Open in ways that teaches amateurs how to establish the right take back-follow-through tempo, hit the stinger and the in-between-wedge shots, and play links golf with pot bunkers. Having played with many of the Open field, and watching most of it, Ryan gives invaluable insights about Adam Scott, Brandt Snedeker, Tiger Woods, Luke Donald and Ernie Els. You host, Jim Meier, also provides mental game tips and personality trait insights from the Open which amateurs can use. Note: golf is simply a tough game to play very well and it can take you to your knees quicker than Paul Bunyan could fell a sapling. To quote Tiger Woods eluding to the collapse by Scott; finishing with four bogeys, “It’s part of golf. We all go through these phases. Some people, it lasts entire careers. Others are a little bit shorter. Even the greatest players to ever play have all gone through little stretches like this.”