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The secret to achieving Jumbo Ozaki-style goals.

I am talking about golf again, but I've included essential coaching points, so don't miss them.


I have recently been surrounded by great golf buddies and enjoy playing golf.


I met Mr K, who is 73 years old, at the Sagami Course in early spring this year, and at that time, Mr K's approach to golf became a presence that I respected.


It seems that Mr K was also interested in my agony club.

He was surprised by the flex of my squishy shaft, but he seemed to realize that I was reasonably good at using the club.


Since then, I have been with him on the Yachiyo course, and we have enjoyed about ten rounds together.


Mr K says to the shop staff at the golf course and the caddy, "I'm glad I'm with Mr Yamada today."

I sometimes get feedback from them, saying, "The other day, Mr K said that he was glad that he was with Mr. Yamada."


I'm thrilled. It is the real thrill of club life.


Mr K turned 73 years old this year, and we played a round together a week before his birthday.

At that time, on the 18th hole, Mr K bogeyed and took 73 strokes.

Unfortunately, I didn't reach the age shot with one stroke.


But when we met again a few months later, he was 71 strokes. Age shoot is achieved with an underscore.


Age shoots are nothing special for those with the ability, and some people have achieved them many times.


I will be 66 next month, so I have set it as one of my Balance Wheel goals.

Usually, the goal is to be kept secret, but in my case, "Age shoot is the goal."

So even if I say that the reaction is only "Oh, I can do it on my own", there is no need to worry about the dream killer.


In coaching, I encourage young people, in particular, to say,

"Don't tell anyone about your goals."


It is because when you tell the people around you about the goal outside of the current situation,

"I can't do that." "I won't say anything bad, so stop."

You may get a negative reply, and they will crush your dreams.


 

Masashi Ozaki, a leading figure in the Japanese professional golf world, is famous for his nickname Jumbo and has achieved age shots twice in his regular tour games.


  • First time in history, 66 years old "62" scored below age "age shoot." 62 in the 1st round of the 2013 Tsuruya Open


  • Second age shot in history HONMA TOUR WORLD CUP Day 2 "70"

At the press conference, everyone clapped their hands and asked, "What kind of applause?" Of course, I want a regular tour victory, and "I wasn't aiming for an age shoot." Still, "it's the result of hard work."


Masashi Ozaki won the selection tournament in 1964 as the ace of Tokushima Kainan High School and joined Nishitetsu (now Seibu). He became a professional golfer in 1970 and won the Japan Professional Championship the following year. Since 1973, when the tour system was introduced, he has been the money king 12 times. His lifetime prize money of about 2.69 billion yen is the highest ever. Inducted into the Golf World Hall of Fame in 2010. His younger brothers, Takeo and Naomichi, are also professional golfers. 181 cm, 90 kg.


Goal setting outside the current situation and efforts to achieve the goal


I found an interesting video on YouTube about Mr Jumbo's efforts.


Watch this video to break down the secrets of strength from a coaching perspective.


Jumbo was the ace pitcher for Tokushima Kainan High School in 1964 and was the winning pitcher for Koshien, but he didn't seem to like baseball very much.


He was so talented that even if he didn't practice baseball, he would become the winning pitcher at Koshien.



In general, I think that the goal is often to "appear in Koshien" rather than to be the winning pitcher in Koshien, but in coaching, I try to set goals outside the current situation.


End stays are questions such as "going to Koshien" and "being No. 1 in professional baseball". It's on the way.

However, coaching encourages you to look for your next life goal.


In Jumbo's case, after joining Nishitetsu, he set a goal of becoming "No.1 in golf".


It is precisely the goal outside the current situation at that time.


"It was such a shocking encounter that I thought there was really no other way to go after switching to golf," he says in the video.


moreover,

After turning to golf, he says he thought for the first time, "Oh, this is what hard work is about."

On the other hand, it seems he was not motivated at all in baseball.



Memories of Mr Yokota continue.

On the day off from practice at Jumbo House, Mr Yokota went to Jumbo House in the early afternoon (because he had a day off).


Mr Jumbo was already practising silently in the light rain, and it seemed that about 800 balls had fallen on the field.


Here is the story of Mr Jumbo's efforts.


In general, I think that the goal is often to "appear in Koshien" rather than to be the winning pitcher in Koshien, but in coaching, I try to set goals outside the current situation.


End stays are questions such as "going to Koshien" and "being No. 1 in professional baseball". It's on the way.

However, coaching encourages you to look for your next life goal.


In Jumbo's case, after joining Nishitetsu, he set a goal of becoming "No.1 in golf".


  • It is precisely the goal outside the current situation at that time.


  • They say people who lose can learn a lot, but even if I win, I look back on the first round on the plane. There are always ten unsatisfied shots (strokes).


  • The number of shots in a round is 70. 30 shots are putts, so about 40 shots (with swing), 10 of which are unsatisfactory.


  • 40 shots. Of those, ten were unsatisfactory, but 30 were good shots. In other words, we can leave about 70% of the numbers.


  • In those days, if you acplayed golf in the 5th part of 70%, you could always win.



Analysis of missed shots

"But I miss ten shots."


Jumbo-style mistake analysis method = Analyze the cause of the mistake according to whether it is physical, technical, or mental.


The order is mind, technique, and pairs, but Jumbo thinks the body is the most important.


for example,

Body: Did your legs get tired in the second half, and your waist worsened?


Technique: When you tried to hit the fade ball, the fade didn't work. I need to do more fade practice.


Kokoro: Last but not least, did you feel a little pressure then?


- This analysis also leads to why-why analysis. Through analysis, clarify the cause and think of a practice method.


"When you're analyzing things on an aeroplane like this, it boils down to what you need to do.

Then I can't stand still, so I go home and fix it as soon as I get home."


If you set a goal for what you want to do, work towards it. It is not austerity but an effort while feeling a sense of getting closer to the goal.


What he did to overcome pressure = affirmations


Someone said to him, ``Fudo Myoo is behind you, so recite the mantra of Fudo Myoo.''

The mantra is "Noumaku Sanmanda Bazaradan Kan"

He resents his origins, blames others for his misfortune, curses society, is fascinated by messengers from hell, and becomes a vengeful spirit. Life can be good or bad depending on who you meet. The choice is yours, no one else's.


"When you're in pain, chant a mantra and imagine Fudo Myoo behind you."


As a result. All he can hear is, "If you don't do it yourself, who's going to do it?"


When Mr Yokota was young, Mr Jumbo taught him the words of Miyamoto Musashi, "Respect the gods and buddhas, do not rely on them."


"You have to open it yourself."


High efficiency (self-directed self-evaluation for goal achievement)

"I don't know if I'm conceited or if I'm confident, but back then I didn't think I'd lose the game. I believe in myself. I'm building up my strength."


For the first time in his life, I set the goal of becoming No. 1 in his favourite sport, golf, and worked hard to achieve that goal.


Instead of blindly practising, they devise methods of analyzing mistakes and honing their skills.


And above all, the secret to Mr Jumbo's strength was his confidence that he could achieve his goals.


When he fell into a slump, he was hit by various people around him.


At such times, the words that came out of the efficacies would have been ridiculed as mere "loud words."


Still, Jumbo bounced back from the influence of society's dream killer and was inducted into the Golf World Hall of Fame in 2010, becoming one of the world's top golfers.


This article is full of coaching tips.

Please read carefully so that you do not miss any points.

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