Monday, 30 May 2011

Congratulations Luke! World's number 1...

Dave has thoroughly enjoyed investing time with Luke Donald. It's great to lay down a marker as world's number 1 in any sporting context. He is only the third Englishman to do this in golf.

Let's hope Luke can now go on to win a major...

"Donald's form has coincided with the link-up with with performance coach Dave Alred - ex-guru of England rugby star Jonny Wilkinson - to compliment the work of his swing coach of 14 years Pat Goss. The player also said the birth of his first child Elle last year has been a huge benefit to his life."

"Donald drew on the work he has been doing with Alred on performing under pressure - they are trying to instil a mindset that views success as inevitable - and dug deep, pulling off the kind of escapes that were the trademark of the late, great Seve Ballesteros, who won five World Matchplays and the PGA title at Wentworth."

Full article

Monday, 16 May 2011

Al-red-hot Luke Donald!

"Red-hot Luke sets record after bogey-free round"

"I think grinding it out when you don't quite have it and you post a pretty good score is a sign that there's no give-up," said Donald, whose attitude has become noticeably harder since working with the performance coach Dave Alred. "Sometimes you're not going to hit it pure every day, you just need to rely on a good short game."

James Corrigan writes in the Independant. (Full article)