At Condor Performance we love our golf analogies. In fact, we often use golf examples to explain concepts to performers from other sports. For example to our rugby league and union goal kickers and our soccer penalty takers we use the example of putting. Man (or women), ball, target. In fact, golf is such a mentally demanding game I’ve often thought about getting non golfers of others sports to play it as a form of mental workout. Maybe that’s why some many of them do?
But my favourite golf example is used to try and get performers to redefine the concept of “impossible” (e.g. it’s impossible for us to come back from 3 – 0 down, it’s impossible for me to train in these conditions etc). If you ask a room of golfers if it’s possible to score a hole in one on a par 5 they will unanimously say NO.
But they would be wrong (use the internet to find out how and post your reply here). Interestingly, such a score is called….you guessed it….a CONDOR.