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APR

The Killer Instinct

Adopted Golfer

If you had one shot, one opportunity, to seize everything you ever wanted, would you capture it or let it slip? This is a quote from Eminem's song, Lose Yourself. This verse really motivates me. I start to imagine myself in the US Open and asking myself that same question. One day that opportunity will be there for me and I will capture it.

What will it take to capture "IT?"

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APR

My experience from day 1 to now

Adopted Golfer

From day 1, until this very moment my experience with Swingtime Golf USA has been magnificent. Alan Duval has exceed my expectation for the program. It has only been 4 months into the program and my golf game and life has improved.



My experience has been magnificent because of the media exposure, training, and life lessons.

29

MAR

National Black Golfers Hall Of Fame

Adopted Golfer

My first hole of the tournament was the 10th. It is a short par 4, up and over a hill that plays a little under 400 yards. Next to the tee box, there was about 15 to 20 people watching me tee off. Most of them were Swingtime supporters, who came just to watch me play golf. It was awesome to have that many supporters!

I hit my first tee shot just over the left side of the fairway to a perfect position to score on the approach shot.

27

FEB

Risky Business

Adopted Golfer

The 13th hole at Falcons Fire golf course in Orlando, FL is a monster! Accuracy and distance are important off the tee to avoid bunker hell on the left side and water all down the right. The green is small and slopes to the right towards the water, which calls for an perfect shot to hit it close to the pin. When Rees Jones designed this signature hole he wanted to strike fear into the golfers mind.

Rees made the hole look safe if you lay up with a 220 yard club short and left, but that makes a really difficult 2nd shot in.

25

FEB

What's there to fear?

Author: Kevin Hall
Adopted Golfer

As I sit here thinking about a topic for the blog, several scenarios flash across my mind. Michael Jordan driving to the basket with defenders all over him then pulling up for a jumper with 2 seconds to go. Tiger Woods hitting a 6 iron out of the bunker from 226 yards across water to a pin tucked in the corner with the championship on the line.

When I think about those athletes during the crucial moments in a game or match, they all have one thing in common.

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FEB

Survival of the Fittest

Adopted Golfer

If you were dropped off in the middle of a jungle with only the clothes on your back, do you think you would be able to survive or make it out alive? This question set the tone for our mental toughness training session with Alan Duval, CEO of Swingtime Golf USA. If you are in a life or death situation, your mind will find a way to live, it will do what ever it takes to keep your body alive.

The power of the mind is often underestimated.

17

FEB

Reacting to Adversity

Author: Kevin Hall
Adopted Golfer

It is a sunny afternoon with a few clouds covering the sky. The temperature is in the low 80s. The wind is whipping all over the place. The flagsticks are leaning sideways, about to pop out of the cup. It is five minutes before I tee off on the Panther course at Orange County National.

This was the scene last Wednesday prior to our 12 o'clock tee time. I had just gotten to the course a few minutes earlier and I was preparing to play a round with Alan Duval and John Montgomery III.

11

FEB

A Turtle's Way Of Life

Adopted Golfer

Today we played a round of golf at Eagle Creek Golf Club in Orlando, FL. The threesome included Alan Duval, CEO of Swingtime Golf, Kevin Hall and I. Our tee time was set at 9:33am, so the air was a little chilly and the grass still had some morning dew on it. We have played many rounds together, however, there is never a dull moment between us.

My experience at Eagle Creek was productive and informing.

11

FEB

Slow is the Spice of Life

Author: Kevin Hall
Adopted Golfer

It was a gorgeous day at Orange County National and the course, Crooked Cat, was in incredible shape. I didn't play particularly good but it was the time spent afterwards with Swingtime CEO Alan Duval that will stick with me for the rest of my life.

I can be very impatient sometimes when things don't go my way, especially when I want to see results right away. I brought it up with Alan and that was when he launched into the lesson of slowing things down and moving forward one step at a time.

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FEB

The Mind

Author: Kevin Hall
Adopted Golfer

In every sport that you watch, be it football, basketball, golf or whatever, there are athletes that stand out because of their superior skills, championships that they have won throughout their careers or because of their indomitable will to win.

When you put all of them together, you will see a list of completely different people from different backgrounds.

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