Monday, May 24, 2010

Why True Love is Recession Proof

Talk about your unintended outcomes.

A little over a year and a half ago, our son, Tucker, was laid off from his position as an equity trader for a Swiss company. He, like millions of others in the financial markets, was out of work and unemployed. I am just sayin' what happened next though is what this story is all about.

Instead of jumping back into the job search full time he decided on another course. Yes, he did continue to look for his next job, but without fear or need to do so in an all encompassing and time consuming manner. He prioritized his goals and set off to get in the best physical shape possible. Add to this a commitment to nutrition and eating healthy foods. In just 6 weeks he transformed himself into the best physical and mental shape of his life. What a noticeable difference! Others noticed as well.

Unemployed yes, but healthier, and more grounded than ever, he found Jessica. Or perhaps they found each other. Does not matter, you see, because the point of all this is they never would have met had he not been laid off from his job. Would their paths have crossed if he was not effected by the recession? You see, Tucker managed the desk that traded on the Asian markets and he worked from 6 pm to 4 am. Not much room for a social life, let alone a romance with that schedule.
                                                                                       (Photo by Ava)

A lot has happened since they found each other. They decided to move in together, Tucker was called back to work for the Swiss company mentioned earlier, and the biggest news of all is they are now engaged! Wow, what an outcome of this recession.

Let's see . . .it was 1979, another recession I recall when this photo was taken. Looks like we both survived. Life goes on, recession or not.  We welcome Jessica to our family and wish her and Tucker a life of love, respect and happiness.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Meet Tiger's New Coach

Is there anyone out there who does not realize the wheels have completely come off Tiger's life on and off the golf course? Add to this, the departure of his recent swing coach, Hank Haney, and it is easy to see the train wreck his life has become. Where does this once invincible golf superstar go to put his game back in order? It has been said your true personality comes out on the golf course. Tiger's game will settle down once he resolves his off course issues. Tiger's life and swing are so filled and riddled with technical overload it is no wonder he has back pain.

What about his next coach? He needs someone to guide him back to his winning ways. Someone to guide him on a new and refreshing path. He needs Eben Dennis, the golf coach who stabilized Nick Faldo's game and resurrected him from the technical overload that was suffocating his game. Eben learned the game from observing Hogan, Demaret and Burke. He is a teacher of the game with respect for the past and with an eye on the holistic approach. Vision, feel, & trust are just a few building blocks he emphasizes. He got Faldo back on track and Tiger needs Eben Dennis now. 

I should know, he is my golf coach. You see, he was a guest on my radio show last week and we just sort of hit it off. You can listen to that show here and discover for yourself why he is the perfect fit for Tiger. Eben was kind enough to offer to help me with my game. I emailed him a problem I was having with bunker shots. He called me and guided me through an easy to understand path to correct this problem. Never once did he suggest a technical approach. Keys were feel. vision and going shallow.

Learn more about Eben Dennis by visiting his website Power Feel Golf and you will see why he is the golf coach who can put Tiger back together again.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Stop Searching for a Quick Fix and Discover Your Game

Join me this Wednesday at 10 am on my radio show as I welcome special guest and world renowned golf teacher and coach, Eben Dennis. Eben learned the game through the tutelage of greats such as Ben Hogan, Jimmy Demaret, and Jackie Burke and now shares his insights in his special book, "Power Feel Golf." A golf swing takes about 2 seconds, and the club goes from a dead stop up to 100 miles per hour. As Eben is fond of saying, "Do you really think you can control that?" Meet Eben Dennis here and learn how you may improve your score and start having fun again on the golf course.

Here is a sample of the questions I will be asking Eben:

1. Why do people say golf is so difficult and unnatural?

2. Why do you place so much emphasis on golf vision?

3. Tell us why Hogan's grip was wrong.

Be part of the show . . .The Retired Coach Radio Show

Tune in live this Wednesday at 10 am EDT and call in to the show at (646) 727-2456 to speak with us or return later for the podcast. All regular golfers are cordially invited to attend and participate.