Alex Nicolson PGA
Alex Nicolson is a PGA coach and founder of Premium Golf. Firstly as a member, and then as professional, he has been attached to Worplesdon Golf Club in Surrey for nearly thirty years. He is a regular instruction contributor to Golf Monthly magazine.
Since he qualified as a coach in 1997, Alex has helped golfers of all ages and abilities, from beginner to County player but his passion is to maximise enjoyment for the average club golfer.
The vast majority of golfers chase improved performance in the hope that they will feel better about the game. But this can be a long and often self-defeating chase. Alex reverses the traditional paradigm and offers an Enjoyment first approach (read his article).
By asking questions about a golfer’s experience of the game rather than just about their performance, Alex discovers what the purpose of golf is for you and help you go about removing the obstacles to this.
The key to improvement is to firstly understand WHY YOU PLAY THE WAY YOU PLAY. Sources can be things you'd expect like your grip but also:How you spend your golf timeWho you play with and in what formatWhat parts of the game you enjoy the mostYour beliefs and understanding of what you think you should be doingAwareness of what you are actually doing on a bad shotYour ability to concentrateConflicting sources of pleasure (like the handicap-focused, but risk-loving 12 handicapper)Swing thoughts - are you using or fighting against your natural instincts?
Having highlighted the source(s) Alex constructs coaching in the form of anything from a handful of lessons to a year long programme.
Because most of Alex’s clients don’t have as much golf time as they would like, he is constantly innovating to get maximum results from minimum effort on their part.
All lessons are summarised in handy video summaries or notes on our online coaching resource, The Vault.
For more information about Alex’s coaching or to book, contact us.