By Daniel Leach
THE WIGAN man who has brought success to Lee Westwood and former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan is revealing the secrets to sporting greatness in a new book.
Since leaving Lowton High School in 1983 Karl Morris, 44, has become Europe’s leading Mind Coach. In Mentality, his fourth book, he interviews 16 of Britain’s sporting stars including Andrew Flintoff, Damon Hill, AP McCoy, and David James to show what it takes to win at the highest level.
He said: “This book is absolutely unique – and for anyone interested in moving forward in whatever they do, the book will give them priceless insights into what it takes to make it to the top.”
Currently living in Culcheth, Morris still enjoys playing a round at Leigh Golf club – the very place which saw his fledgling pro golf career take off.
From there he moved into coaching and has since formed a formidable reputation, most recently helping Darren Clarke to second place in the Johannesburg Open in South Africa in January.
The concepts are not just for sportsmen, as Morris says: “The book is aimed at anyone interested in improving at sport but is also very relevant for business too. It reveals how professionals worked to overcome difficulties to become successful.
“I enjoy seeing how different sportsmen think differently about what they do and wanted to make this knowledge accessible to everyone,” he added.
Karl is also a strong influence in the coaching community as a whole. He presents workshops and seminars around the world to organisations including the Australian, Swedish and South African Professional Golf Associations, Manchester United Football Club, the Rugby Football Union, as well as businesses Red Bull and Volvo.
In May he has been asked to give a presentation to the Canadian PGA.
Mentality is available at www.mentality.tv. A percentage of each book sale will go to the charity Special Olympics Great Britain. For more information about Karl and his work visit www.golf-brain.com.