I’m sure the vast majority of golfers were delighted to see both Tiger and Phil tee it up yesterday in their charity match with their, anything but amateur, partners NFL legends Payton Manning and Tom Brady. It was fascinating to watch from both a coach and caddie perspective. Bearing in mind that none of the four had caddies.
I was very interested to see how they foursome would interact; the great thing being that they were all mic’d up. Obviously, most of the language they used was for show, playfully yipping and showboating when they hit certain otherworldly shots. It was also important, I think for golfers to see golfers more close to their level on a global stage. (Anyone ever thought of a televised, purely amateur, series of events?) I think golfers would love to watch or even play in it.
Both Brady and Manning were prepared to showboat too, especially after Brady holed out from the fairway.
What was interesting was the way that their professional partners were prepared to offer advice and motivation on almost every shot, especially in the alternate shot format. Both Woods and Mickelson were very tactful in how they spoke to their amateur partners. There were very few if any technical hints and tips. It was very “caddy-like” in its delivery and full of positive reinforcement.
That’s fascinating for me because it alludes to the language that the very, very best use on the course. Rarely will either the player or the caddie mention a technical idea or thought.
Now, of course it may go through the players head on their rehearsal swing, but it will almost never be offered by the caddy. Food for thought for all and congratulations to them on the vast sum of money they raised. #synergygolf365 #golflanguage365 #thematch #allinchallenge #tigerwoods #philmickelson #tombrady #peytonmanning #golfontario #toronto #torontogolf #golfing #oakvillegolf #golf #golfer #golfcoach #golflife #golfswing #instagolf #golfstagram #golfers #golfaddict #golfislife #golftips #golfpro #lovegolf #golflifestyle #golfcoach #golfisfun