Principal Charity Classic

Boston. It is Tuesday June 9th. I’m watching game 3 of the NBA Finals. Exciting. Competing with all that is within each player. Reacting to a purpose, plan and target! The target; so important to react and focus on the target in golf also! Technique is important no question, but all under the umbrella of react, routine and target.

I’m second alternate at the Senior Player’s Championship. Now the waiting game.Sure would like to play!

Today I played with my friend and former babysitter for my children, Tom Lehman and Corey Pavin. We told stories and laughed much of the day. I played super. Laughter is good medicine!! I believe if all golfers were less intense and lighter hearted we would ALL play better.

Last week I played the Principal Classic in Des Moines, Iowa. I shot 67 the first day and was in the final group the second day, one shot back. I made a couple birdies early and had the lead for a minute or two. Fun. I shot 67-72-73 and finished 30th.

I’m enjoying playing the Champions Tour. It would be nice to post low numbers daily.

I will be home teaching the next few weeks and doing golf schools again with Mike Bender. If anyone wants to spend some time on any aspect of their game, give me a call.

Coston from Boston out for now!

Champions Tour Blog

I just finished my fifth tournament so far this year on the Champions Tour in Atlanta. The tournament was held at TPC Sugarloaf; a very good layout. Let me tell you – it rained hard each day! It rained so much the final round was canceled.

I shot 69-72 and a tie for 20th. My best finish this far and $21,000. That’s a lot of golf lessons! I lipped out a hole in one on 16 on National television and birdied the last hole. Glad for that. A few shots lower and I’d be smiling bigger.

Brett, Mark Andrew and I are putting together a special Pro-Am with 10 Champion Tour players in August.
We have a wonderful group of Tour pros coming which includes friend Olin Brown who won this weeks event. Rocco Mediate is coming also. He is a character and a half! His caddy used to loop for me over 20 years ago. It’s going to be an amazing event. I encourage everyone to be a part of this rare opportunity August 16-17!!!!

David Frost who won in Mississippi will be here also. His nickname for me is “Superman.” He gave that to me because I’m in the workout trailer whenever he goes in there. I’m saving my grandpa but trying to stay young from the neck down.

I believe every Champions Tour player coming has won out there but me. Shoot, I like to change that I’m a hurry!

The Hall of Fame pitcher who played for the Atlanta Braves was there. I asked him what made him “great.” He said dedication, discipline and not being afraid to fail. Only seeing failure as an opportunity to get better. That truly spoke to me. I had breakfast with Bernhardt Langer, he said the same thing and added a big heart.

I’ve finished higher each week. I like the way I’m trending. I appreciate everyone’s interest and support.

Many thanks,
Jeff Coston

Coston Earns Champions Tour Card

Jeff Coston birdied the final two holes in strong winds to shoot 66 the final round of the Champions Tour qualifying tournament. Jeff shot 69-74-73-66 to finish 3rd and earn full exempt status for the 2015 Champions Tour season.

The tournament was held in Orlando, Florida at Orange County National.

“I made a nice putt on hole 1 which was nice. I trusted myself greatly, especially the last day! I played free and I was committed, aggressive and target focused. I stayed physically relaxed and even had fun!”
Coston looks forward to playing next year and says he will continue to teach, mentor and coach at his golf academy at Semiahmoo.

“I’ve poured my life and soul into my students who have become my friends. I love them and teaching. I plan to be at Semiahmoo a long, long time.” I taught in Orlando with Mike Bender at his academy the day after I qualified!” It’s who I am!”