Just your average golfer
Craig Sigl, an average golfer who turned himself into pretty good one…without practice.
I was bitten by the golf bug when I was about 12 when my older brother and parents would take me to a par 3 course in Newport Beach, California. This course even had lights so that you could play at night. I thought the whole idea of golf was just a blast!
Over the next 25 years or so, I continued playing average golf like many of us. That is, I’d score (from white tees, regulation course) somewhere in the 90’s maybe high 80’s or over 100 once in awhile.
During those years, I took a golf class in Junior College, I took a lesson set from a pro, I read Golf magazines, I listened to advice from well-meaning partners and friends, and I watched pro golf tournaments on TV regularly. I enjoyed playing golf at that level but always felt I was missing something since my game never improved! I just stayed at that same level of play every time I went out.
Sometimes I would go out with the idea that I was going to just drink beer and have fun with my friends and partners and not care a whit about score. And sometimes I would really try hard to have a good round.
It really didn’t matter either way to my scoring and I felt there was just no way I was going to get any better.I just couldn’t crack this “golf thing.” It was very frustrating. I was having to admit that I was just an average golfer…and maybe for life.
So, at some point in many average golfer’s life, you either say to yourself “I give up trying to improve and am just going to go out and have a good time knocking the ball around in the great outdoors”. OR You say to yourself “I am on a mission to improve and I will try everything in my power to hit my scoring goal of breaking 80 or 90 or 100.
I chose the latter, yet, I had a big problem in that I didn’t have any time to devote to the game.
One day, I’m messing around in my garage and I start looking at a bunch of books gathering dust in a box. I thumbed through a couple in particular that I remembered from years ago in junior college. One had a chapter on Accelerated Learning for sports performance! Another one had quotes from Jack Nicklaus about golf! These 2 books sparked my interest and formed my foundation for self-improving my golf score to be able to
Regularly Break 80 Without Practicing!
After selling over 500 copies of Without Practice around the world in it’s first 9 months in 2005, I knew I was on to something. I took courses from American Pacific University and other Certifying Boards to begin my own Personal Mind Training practice.
I have since partnered with Sports Psychologist, Dr. Tom Kubistant whom I consider a mentor and a friend.
Today, on any given off day, you can find me at the gym working out, at the golf course, or just playing ball at the local school yard with my 2 boys and their friends. At the age of 47, I might even accept a challenge for a 50 yard dash race or a full court game of basketball!
“Participation in sports is more than about just playing a game. It teaches so many of life’s lessons that we wouldn’t otherwise experience. It can also lead to exciting possibilities of discovering potential in all areas of our life through the power of the mind.”
I also specialize in using Hypnosis for athletes and business people in getting over mental blocks, performance anxiety and fears.
For sports, visit: Seattle Sports Hypnosis
Washington State registered Hypnotherapist
- Certified Sports Hypnotist
- American Pacific University Certified NLP Master Practitioner and Trainer
- Association for Integrative Psychologies Trainer and Master of NLP, Hypnosis, Time Empowerment techniques
- National Guild of Hypnotists, Certified Hypnotherapist
- Medical Hypnotherapist Certification – Alabama School of Hypnotherapy
- International Medical & Dental Hypnotherapy Assoc. Certification
- The National Board of Professional and Ethical Standards Certified
B.S. Cal State University Long Beach
Fortune 500 Manager
Discover U instructor
2007 Seattle Golf Show Main stage presenter
2007 Seattle Women’s Show main stage presenter
Toastmasters – Former Club President, CT level speaker
Various Fraternal clubs, businesses, and sports team meetings
Craig is a dynamic speaker who presents eye-opening and entertaining seminars
If you think your group can handle his uplifting energy, call 425-457-7777 to book him at your event.
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Greens and fairways!