About the authors
Tony Westwood is A PGA Coach and compere of the London, Manchester and other regional golf shows.
He was born in Barrow-in-Furness in 1965. At the time Barrow was in Lancashire and he still considers himself to be a Lancastrian ahead of a Cumbrian.
His fascination with the game started at the age of 4, although memories are vague. As time progressed he loved nothing more than spending hours hitting golf balls. For his sixteenth birthday his Mum and Dad paid for membership of Furness Golf Club and Tony bought some clubs from a neighbour.
His first 18 holes of golf resulted in a gross score of 90-30-60 and he won the Bon Accord Trophy, his path was set. At the age of 20 and finishing his apprenticeship in engineering an opportunity arrived he could not turn down. Playing now off a handicap of 4 he left home and turned professional, becoming the assistant to PGA Professional Bruce Whipham at Cleveland Golf Club, Redcar. That was all in 1985.
As well as playing to a high standard, Tony was fascinated by the coaching element of his work and always looked for new and innovative ways to help people learn more about their game. His work in golf continues and now as Mind Fit Sports Director he has widened his arena of performance coaching.
Performance on and off the golf course is driven by attitude and behaviour and the aim of this book is to help golfers old and new to play, learn, understand and enjoy their golf more.
Neville Gaunt is CEO of Mind Fit and Non-Executive Director for several SMEs.
He was born in Leeds in 1959 and has spent most of his career a long way from the golf course in Finance and Senior Management roles in the construction and oil & gas industries. His daily routine has been more about business performance than golfer’s performance but as this book shows there are similarities of a can do mindset that are useful in both arenas.
In the 1990s he was CFO and part of a small team including Tom Kite and Bob Cupp that brought the Liberty National Golf Course in New Jersey, USA through the conceptual and design phase and packaged for sale to golf developers in 2000.
Today he is CEO of Mind Fit and leads an experienced team that offers a combination of academic thinking and business application. He is always up for a challenge and his aim is help people and organisations succeed and achieve their potential.