Are you a golfer who can hit a reasonable distance, plays above average or better, has a (possibly secret) desire to master the game or at the very least, to stop being frustrated and embarrassed at your golf game, a flexible attitude to allow the information that you are given to assist you to achieve and a bit of time that you can put towards becoming as good a golfer as you possibly can?

Scratch Golf Formula.


There wouldn’t be a week that goes by where I don’t hear a golfer say something like “My games okay but I’m sure I would be a better golfer if I played more often than I do now.”

Other variations that can sometimes follow that are “I’m sure that I could finally get to a single figure handicap” or “I’m sure that I could finally get to a scratch handicap.”

Those last couple I always hear near the end of my Practical Golf Psychology Workshop when the bulk of the golfers in the room come to understand the actual reason that they play golf………………………I won’t say much more about that right now, but if you haven’t been to a Practical Golf Psychology Workshop yet (or got your copy of the Book of The Workshop), I’d suggest that you might want to check it out here.

Obviously, the statement differs depending on the current (and desired) skill level of the golfer talking to me but the overall theme is the same, almost all golfers believe they would be better at the game if they played more often.

Seems like a fairly logical idea doesn’t it?

Well, maybe for some golfers this is true but in reality, it doesn’t actually work like that for most golfers.

Take a look around most golf courses and it doesn’t take long to identify that there are a few golfers out there who actually do play almost every day of the week – most of them though, aren’t getting any better at the game of golf as a result!

You may even know a golfer like that and if you take a minute to think about them – you will realise that they are probably playing on a pretty similar handicap currently, that they were on last year and the year before – despite playing golf almost every day of the week.

In fact, they may actually find that their handicap (and their frustration with the game of golf) is increasing over time, rather than decreasing as most golfers would expect.

This is because improvement at the game of golf requires more effort than just going round and round the course playing the same shots and thinking the same things, every game.

No doubt, you will have heard that famous quote “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results” – it applies directly to golf, the same as it does for many other things in life.

So, if simply playing more golf is unlikely to help a golfer to get better at the game, finally reach that single figure handicap or the ‘Holy Grail’ of the game – a scratch handicap – how can a golfer do this?

Having a golf lesson here or there, buying new equipment and practicing things that you think may be useful, may find you some improvement over time but as you may have experienced previously, that doesn’t always help most golfers either.

Scratch Golf Formula is my proven step-by-step process that allows golfers to explore just how good they can become at the game with the end goal of becoming a ‘scratch golfer’ or if you are starting off some way away from there – to become as good a golfer as you can be.

It’s golf coaching using my extensive collection of golf knowledge, a little bit of technology and a lot of old fashioned communication to coach you at an intensity level above ‘normal’ golf coaching – to guide you in your quest to become a scratch golfer – wherever you are in the world.

That doesn’t mean it’s too technical by the way, it means that you will be required to put in a fair amount of effort using the information and guidance that I will give you, because that’s part of how you will become as good a golfer as you can be.

Wondering if you could ever get to a Scratch Handicap?


I’ve written a few articles about this on Golf Habits that can give you a very good idea of whether this is a possibility for you:

How far do I need to hit the golf ball to get to a scratch handicap?

Can you really become a scratch golfer?

Can you really become a scratch golfer- part two?

Can you really become a scratch golfer – part three?

Can you really become a scratch golfer- part four?

Can you really become a scratch golfer – part five?

Can you really become a scratch golfer – part six?


Now, after reading those articles, you might still be wondering how I’m going to get you to a ‘scratch golfer’ or if you are starting off some way away from there – to become as good a golfer as you can be.

Well, here’s the good news as far as I see it.

A golfer’s action is the smallest part of the puzzle when it comes to becoming as good a golfer as they possibly can.

Through Scratch Golf Formula coaching, I will guide you on what to do every step of the way, right down to the smallest of details that go into assisting a golfer to reach a level of the game that many desire but few ever reach.

The reality is that not all golfers around the world have easy access to a good golf coach that’s local to them or the time to take regular coaching sessions during the day (which is when most golf coaches offer coaching).

Not all golf coaches have the skill or experience to get all sorts of golfers irrespective of their current skill level to a scratch handicap.

In fact, some are so focussed on changing the golfer to some mythically perfect swing or technique that they believe in, that they really don’t have the time to be able to coach golfers to actually play the game better.

Sure, the golfer’s action may improve but that doesn’t necessarily translate into a better golf handicap.

Look at the image below that features the back swing positions of five extremely talented, PGA tour players that between them have won well over 100 PGA Tour events as well as a bunch of Majors.

None of them seem to have ‘perfect’ back swings but all of them have found a way to become great golfers by using whatever skills and abilities they have to produce low scores.

I’m going to say this one more time.

A golfer’s action is the smallest part of the puzzle when it comes to becoming as good a golfer as they possibly can.


Scratch Golf Formula is my proven, step-by-step process that shows you exactly how to attain a ‘scratch handicap’ in precise detail.

Please note, that I am not guaranteeing that all golfers who complete the program will get to scratch – as that will depend on a lot of factors such as, what level you are on for a start, how much time and effort you can put into your golf game while you are part of the program etc.

Scratch Golf Formula is about applying the knowledge, success principles and understandings that are required to get any golfer to the best level they can get to given their other constraints in life and as I have no way (or desire to) control all other parts of your life – as they say on TV.

“Results may vary, no guarantees given or implied.”

One thing I can guarantee though is that I will put in 100% effort to assist you to get to the best possible level that you can reach with your golf.

The last thing I’d like to point out about Scratch Golf Formula is that the coaching you will receive will come in many formats, a lot of it will be online which will allow self-directed improvement at a place and time convenient to you the golfer, which I think is a way more efficient way to do things.

If you would like to find out more or just get started on your journey towards becoming a Scratch Golfer, please fill in my enquiry form here:

Location Omanu Golf Club, 98 Matapihi Road, Mount Maunganui Phone 0272222073 (txt is ok) or at Omanu Golf Club Pro Shop (07) 575 5957 E-mail Hours Coaching Times: Monday - All Day, Tuesday - All Day, Wednesday - Morning, Thursday - Afternoon, Friday - Sometimes, Saturday - Afternoon, Sunday - Rarely.
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