Today we are joined on the Brain Booster with a good friend of mine Phil Rowe
Phil is an exceptional coach with a proven track record of helping players discover their true potential
He is also a certified Mind Factor coach
During our time together we got to discuss his own development as both a player and a coach
The experience of being part of a winning Walker Cup team in 1999 with the likes of Paul Casey, Luke Donald and Gary Wolstenholme
How he won three points from Matt Kucher over the course of the event
What he learned from being with such a powerful team
What he has learned about creating great learning environments for individuals to uncover their true sporting potential
He is a big believer in setting problems for students to solve themselves
Trusting in the wisdom of the student’s body to figure things out
We discussed HOW and WHAT to do to create strong learning environments
How the TASK will drive the learning
How a great coach is also a great MENTOR
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Philip Rowe is the current head golf coach at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) situated in San Luis Obispo on the Central Coast of California.
Originally from Cornwall, Phil began his golf at West Cornwall Golf Club in Lelant where "Long Jim Barnes" was a caddie in the early 1900s before moving to America and going on to win two PGA Championships, an Open and the US Open.
Ambitious to echo those achievements in his career, he graduated up through the amateur ranks playing at every age category for England, GBI and Europe teams culminating in winning all 3 matches in the 1999 Walker Cup at Nairn and earning a scholarship to Stanford University to study Psychology and play for the golf team.
Phil played professionally for 7 years and won 4 times in a mixture of Alps and Europro Tour events before deciding to change direction and took up an opportunity to coach golf at his alma mater in 2010.
After 4 years as assistant coach at Stanford, Phil moved over to Las Vegas in 2014 and became Associate Head Coach of the UNLV Rebel Golf Team in 2016 until becoming Head Coach at Cal Poly in 2020. In 11 years coaching, he has coached and/or recruited such players as Patrick Rodgers (PGA Tour member), Cameron Wilson (2014 NCAA Champion), Maverick McNealy PGA Tour Member, Harry Hall (Korn Ferry Tour winner) and Garrick Higgo (winner on the PGA and European Tours). Those players, among others, have racked up 11 All-American honors, 7 Walker Cup selections and 9 Palmer Cup selections. In summer 2022, Phil will captain the International Team at the Arnold Palmer Cup matches at the Golf Club of Geneva.
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