This is a bit of a different blog post, as it is not an informative one but a personal one.
When I started blogging 4 years ago, I had no idea what would happen – I just knew that I wanted to share my coaching experiences with others in the hopes that it would make coaches/players/myself better. I never dreamed that, 4 years later, the blog would be getting almost 1 million page-views a year.
And I am still dumbfounded by the success of my book – what was essentially a journal of ideas that I have found useful in my teaching has become a best-seller in 5 different countries. I still can’t believe the positive emails I receive from other teaching pros and players – I appreciate every single one of them and never thought the book would have such an effect.
It’s crazy to think of the opportunities this game has given me. As a golf coach, I have managed to work in England, Scotland, Austria, Gran Canaria and Spain – and lucky enough to work with some awesome colleagues. And now the game has given me another amazing opportunity.
That’s right! A few months ago, a coach that I highly respect (Don Parsons) contacted me looking for someone to run his new coaching program. It has always been a goal of mine to work in the States, and there probably isn’t a better place to be than California. Better still, Santa Barbara is one of the best cities in the states.
So the next chapter in my life is an amazingly exciting one – I get to work with two awesome guys in one of the best places in the world, teaching golf. I think we will make a great team, and I look forward to learning from them and discussing ideas daily.
I am a very lucky guy to be able to do what I do and have the experiences I have had. And I know that this next experience would not have been possible without the help of several others. So a massive thanks to my Parents, Laurence Brotheridge, Lee Stent, Gloria, Anthony McCarthy Martin Hall, Derek Ingram, Chris Como, Grant Waite, Jon Wallett, David Leadbetter, Steve Orr, Billy Mckinney, Iain Highfield, Mark Crossfield and Matt Lockey – I literally wouldn’t be doing this without your help.
Also, massive thank you to my immigration attorney, Roberta Deutsch for helping the dream come true and having faith that this was a dead cert (when I thought it was an impossibility). You did a fantastic job and gave me confidence throughout the process.
And a massive thanks to Don Parsons for reaching out to me to join your team at Twin Lakes – I think we will all make a great one.