Mastering the course of life

By Stuart Robertson, Doctorgolf

From our earliest memories, we have always been building! Whether that was completing jigsaws, making objects with Sticklebricks, Lego or Meccano, or even building forts, dens and castles in the home, garden or woods – there is something within us that strives to do more.
Published in Suffolk Director Magazine Summer | Autumn 2023

Doctorgolf: Stuart Robertson

All of these childhood experiences have helped to build and shape our character by learning how to: overcome obstacles and objections; develop patience; become resilient; and develop relationships, all of which will have helped you build yourself into the best version of you!

This may continue into adolescence where you may have been part of a sports team or society that helps develop these traits further; building stronger relationships with your team members by sharing the exaltations of the successes and commiserating with each other through the failures.

Building relationships

It is through these highly emotional events that we begin to build relationships with others that can last for years, decades or even a lifetime. Speaking with any of the forces’ veterans who have seen conflict around the world, you will soon hear how having these shared experiences has built a deep mutual respect.

Some of the most successful business owners weren’t always the cleverest, or most intelligent at school, but have managed to build a great team around them to help deliver the best products or services to as many people as they can.

It’s difficult to underestimate the value of building a great network of people who can all bring something different to the table. Having a company of drones, all thinking and doing the same thing, will not help the business thrive in the medium to longer term as it may not be flexible enough to adapt to the ever-changing demands and expectations from the consumer.

Buikding a business

From the 80s and 90s when ‘greed is good’ was the watchword, and people wore badges for working 100 hours per week, there has been a shift towards building a business that can give you a better work-life balance. There are even week-long retreats that business owners and managers can sign up to in order to reduce stresses and help develop a better lifestyle for themselves and their families.

For many, this has led to them taking up playing an instrument, discovering art, writing that novel or even playing a new sport. I have recently seen a lot of new clients who would like to learn to play golf for the first time or rediscover it again as they hadn’t played since childhood.

This particular sport is one of, if not the hardest, to master and will need some building blocks to be put in place to help you become the best that you can be. Starting with a good grip, stance and aim, the movements of the golf swing can become more repeatable once some simple basic rules are applied.

If you would like help in learning to play, or play a better game, just contact me – I’d be happy to take you around the courses to build your confidence and abilities!

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Stuart Robertson, PGA Golf Professional, Doctorgolf at Seckford and St Audrys Golf Clubs

T: 01394 383991
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