Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Whats Chaddy been up to?

Hey all, Yes its been a while since my last update and I have good reasons ;) ok maybe not! Let me explain:

Golf
If you remember I decided to take on a new coach in Australia to keep my golf on the up since I left KL in the middle of the year. I thought that I have to commit to getting lessons on a regular basis so that when im back in KL early next year for the Clubs champs ill be at my peak.

Well things didnt turn out the way i planned. Firstly the coach I chose was not the right one for the time frame I intended for my improvements. With this dude it was basically few steps back to improve 10 steps forward. Well the few steps back turned out to be more like over 100 steps back! Seriously! My golf was soo back that when I was 13 I was literally scoring better! I was not able to hit a single proper shoot for the whole 18 holes.

I said to myself that I have to stick through this as this will improve in the long run. Im sure it will if I did stick to it but I couldnt see the light at the end of the tunnel after 2months with this guy. What really did it for me was last Saturday in the clubs monthly medal I had 20 putts for the whole round and that’s a record for me. For the non-golfers, there are 18 holes and for me to do 20putts after 18 holes is excellent. Most professionals aim to putt in the high 20s. So whats wrong with this picture? With 20putts I played 11 over which is sh*t!

That started the turning pt for me as I was soo pissed with myself. Golf is the only that can get my heart boiling as you would know im a happy go lucky guy. So I was furious and ready to kill a cat! Ok maybe not physically kill an animal but I was about to hit my head with a golf club as right before I was going to do it, my brain told me that it will hurt and could possibly knock me unconscious ;) so I didn’t do it. That was how frustrated I was.

So on the Monday I played a practice round with a good mate of mine and I played to 6 over which was the first time since I started with the coach that I played to single figures. I focused on not focusing on what the coach wanted me to do, but I focused on just swinging freely to a swing that im comfortable with. The swing that the coach wanted really felt wrong to me and I couldn’t do it freely.

I started hitting sweet shoots that I haven’t felt in such a long time and the light at the end of the tunnel was glowing and with each shot it became brighter. Then on Wednesday and Thursday I played 6 over for both days again!

So hopefully things are back on track for me and im now seeking another coach but this time Im looking for a coach to help me with what I got and not the totally changed my swing.

Golf is back on track even though I have not improved from when I left KL in the middle of the year but I did learn some ‘good’ stuff from the coach. All I want to do now is to improve and get back to my top form for my Malaysian tournament on March 11 2007. That’s my goal at the moment to peak at that time.
I believe that I need to set a deadline for me to peak and what happens from now till then is not necessary important as along as when the time comes you peak. So the past two months has taught me a lot.

Ill be leaving Sydney on the 18th of Jan to head to KL to continue my campaign for the 2007 RSGC Club Championships on March 11th 2007.

So wish me luck with that! Fingers crossed!

Synergy
Things have been pretty hectic in the past few weeks with Synergy since I came back from New Zealand. This is great news for me and im happy on how its improving and getting bigger in Australia.

I just launched a new campaign that targets on the Vietnamese market as Synergy is opening there in the next 6 months and im busy showing this opportunity to Vietnamese people.

So if you know business savvy Vietnamese hook me up ;)


December – Month of fitness!
I have decided to dedicate this month of December to be my month of fitness! Why? Hmmm no idea cos since representing Australia in the World Championships for Dragon Boating in Oct 2004, I really haven’t worked out at all! So I thought after 2 years I should really start again.

Without ProArgi9 (http://www.proargi9.com/) I wouldn’t be in the shape that im in currently. Seriously im more cardio fit in my life now than any time in my life before. I know it’s a big call but since starting my month of fitness ive been able to:

- Jog nonstop at an average heart rate of 168 for over 30mins (this was day 1 of the fitness campaign)

- Swim 1km nonstop (ive NEVER been able to swim more than 4 laps without resting!)

- Erg test scoring 408m for 2mins (When I was in the AUS squad I did 418m)

- Play bball for over 2hrs nonstop and after not feeling tired

The swimming test was like… WTF?! Really man I couldn’t believe it! I was shocked. Also the Erg test I was just cruzing and enjoying my self thinking that I wont do anywhere near what I did in the AuS Squad, I was literally just chatting to the guys around me and I didn’t even do a proper start on the machine. To score 408m was another…WFT?!

So the only thing Ive done is taken ProArgi9 consistently and that’s honestly improved my fitness levels some much that’s its really shocking me to bits!


Amazing Race Asia
Andrew and Syeon are still in the race on Amazing Race Asia and ive been downloading the episodes online. Its pretty cool to watch these kinds of reality shows with your friends on it. It really puts a spin on how you watch the show and im always saying like… ‘come on guys…’, ‘Run run run!’, ‘Man those boys are a little ^&*’ and so on…

Im rooting for them to win! And im sure all their mates in Sydney and Malaysia are doing the same! So far they been kicking ass and im still waiting for a blow up between them ;) But I think Andrew is too nice to get Syeon over boiling point... hmmm or maybe not!

Check out the home page at:

http://amazing-race-asia.axn-asia.com/

I was thinking if I was to do this race who would I choose? And you know who i thought off? Rebecca 'WAA LAUUUUUUUUUUU' Lau! Man cos she is know as the perfect giant by our Australian DB coach and she has fitness but also very creative which is needed in this game... i think she and I would make a deadly team in Amazing Race! So what you reckon Wauuuu Lauuuuuuuuu? ;)


Ok this been a long read and if you lasted this long congrats!

Till next time… stay cool dude! ;)

Oh btw Dixie Chicks rock!

2 comments:

Bex said...

wahhh lauu talk about a hype up! We would make a good team, especially with your scout skills like tying knots and catching fish! hehe

The Chad said...

hehe yes about your artistic skills and your cooking/baking skills... man one of the task was to paint! and that would have been your task :) and another one was to kick a rugby ball and that would be mine!