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  • Barney

Lockdown 2021 Newsletter

Updated: Jan 22, 2021

Hi Everyone,

I appreciate it is very easy to feel demotivated at the moment with no imminent sign of being able to play golf and to be fair even if we could the present waterlogged courses would tell us otherwise. So, I thought I would re visit some putting ideas with you all that I put on YouTube during the first lockdown and I have also arranged a workshop which I know will help your game when we return, read on.


With the YouTube videos I am hopeful your putting

will improve.

Have a look at these links

for Putting Set Up link here Putting Stroke building link here and finally Improving your feel link here

Last year the big (quite literally) talking point was Bryson DeChambeau with his much-heralded change of body shape as he piled on muscle and pounds. What I found interesting was that although during his lockdown he was able to visit the range, he did the bulk of his work physically and golf wise at home. As he was working out 3 – 5 times a day, drinking goodness knows how many protein shakes and eating his body weight in burgers every 12 hours, time spent going to the course was time wasted. So, he hit balls in his net, in the garage and practiced putting on the carpet, just like us!


I too have been following a similar system post Xmas using Joe Wicks videos for fitness, eating vast quantities of Apple Crumble and Custard for body increase, although I realised I am much better at the latter activity. Whilst Bryson was adding clubhead speed there was a very telling statistic that didn’t receive much conversation. He improved his putting dramatically, so much so that he holed 90% of his putts inside 10 feet, one putted 40% of the greens and had only one 3 putt once every three rounds. Add in that he has a 99.85% success rate of holing 3 foot putts, you can see how key this area is and has little to do with physical prowess. We may not win a US Open (God knows I tried), but by brushing up on our stroke we can come into this season in a more confident manner on the greens.


Speaking of confidence, as we know success in this game is very driven by what goes on in that 6 inches between our ears. Without doubt one of the leading people in the field of peak performance is Karl Morris, who I have asked to run a Lockdown workshop for us.

I have known Karl for 15 years and have always enjoyed his practical ideas to help players performance and our enjoyment of the game. He has helped people such as Louis Oosthuizen, Darren Clarke, Lee Westwood, Graeme McDowell and 8-time Solheim Cup player Trish Johnson.

Karl will share with you via Zoom one very specific exercise you can do during lockdown which could transform your golf in 2021. A straightforward indoor exercise that can make a big difference once you get back on the course.

• How and why mental resilience is important NOW and when you return to playing.

• Building golf skills not just golf swings

• How to ‘train’ for golf not just mindless practice

• How to change your ‘story’ and how your current story is holding you back

• How one single question could transform your game

• The secret to becoming a great putter

• How allocating one hour a week to practice will dramatically improve your game

The workshop will be on Thursday, 4th February at 4.00pm in the comfort of your own home.

The cost is £5 payable either by Paypal or Bacs (details below).

Payment must be received with a valid email address by Monday 1st February and a Zoom link will be sent to you on Wednesday 3rd February.

Methods of Payment

by Paypal to and we will use your email address to send the Zoom Link.

Payment by Bacs to Barney Puttick, Business Account No. 42909526 Sort Code 090666. Please email me on to confirm your payment has been made.

I hope you can join us for this workshop as it promises to be fun, thought provoking and I am certain there will be some nuggets of information that you will find useful.

All the best


Fellow of the PGA



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