An Intriguing Player

I mentioned in yesterday’s post that Englishman, Ian Poulter, was an “intriguing player.” He started out being notorious for his custom-made golf slacks (which he wore and donated to charity), but now he’s known for his play. While his heart was in the right place, it’s a worthy change.

He’s now best known for his victory last year in the WGC Match Play Championship in Tucson, his stellar play and team energizing at the Ryder Cup in Wales and most recently almost winning the Dubai World Championship had he not inadvertently dropped his ball on his ball marker and incurred a one-stroke penalty.

In this Golf Magazine interview, Cameron Morfit, does an exceptional job of capturing who Ian Poulter is and how he got there.

Being focused on mastery, I was particularly fascinated by Poulter’s description of his process and ability to focus, his contradictory inability to concentrate and its cause of the fact that he’s only read one book in his life. How could this be?

But he hasn’t lost his charitable heart; it’s still in the right place. Here’s a link to a six-minute video the Golf Channel put together that highlights his work with the charity, Dreamflight, that flies “seriously ill” children by the planeload from England to the theme parks in Orlando.

But read the article first. It’s a great read and helps put the video in context.

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