Coach Allen looks at the KLM Open victory as ‘the old Joost Luiten back

Coach Allen looks at the KLM Open victory as ‘the old Joost Luiten back

Joost Luiten had until last week an often difficult season. With his second victory at the KLM Open had the best Dutch golfer to see his game and his results back to the good side.

“This is the next step forward for Joost,” said Phil Allen, the swingcoach of Lutes, in conversation with “This week went in the first instance, not at all like we wanted to, but now is the “old Joost” back to back.”

The 30-year-old Luiten, won Sunday on his home track, The Dutch in Spijk, the netherlands, his fifth victory on the European Tour. Especially his final lap of 63 strokes (8 under par), that is to say “bordering on perfection”, made a great impression.

“I see this as a new starting point of my career, but I think it’s important that I get better every year”, says the Bleiswijker. “There’s still a stretch for me, I am still not at my top. I have that Sunday show and that gives confidence for the future.”

Luiten wins KLM Open

Joost Luiten has Sunday in the KLM Open to his name.

The Dutchman had about four rounds, the fewest strokes necessary, on The Dutch in Spijk, the netherlands.
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There was a lot of interest for the operations of the Dutch in Spijk, the netherlands.

Luiten saw his greatest rival Bernd Wiesberger a bogey on the seventeenth hole.

The 30-year-old Bleiswijker came from a total of 19 under par.

In 2013, he was also already the best on the Dutch tournament that is part of the European Tour.

For Lutes, it was the fifth tournament on the European Tour.

“This was absolutely one of the best rounds I have ever played, this was very close to perfection.”

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Lutes knew in the months before the KLM Open little appealing results. So he took on the British Open, the cut is not, and he came at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro or in the vicinity of the medals.

“In the summer, there was a slight dip in the game of Joost, we have some fighting for the good rhythm in his swing,” says Allen. “We are continuing to work and I knew that he was back to good results was able. But this performance at the KLM Open? No, I saw that don’t arrive.”

Luiten surprised even himself with his good game to The Dutch, where he was a member, and many tours has been running.

“My form was the last few months not super, so I actually went with low expectations to the KLM Open. That I speak not always to the outside world, because I think that you as an athlete always for the highest attainable must go and must come true.”‘

“But when you see how I the last few months played, I do not know whether it is realistic to expect that I would win. After the end anyway with the cup, and also in such a way, by actually everyone was gone to play on Sunday, that it feels very good.”

According to Lutes was his ninth hole on the opening day of the KLM Open will be the tipping point. “I hit Monday in a match against Thomas Pieters still no ball normally and it was Tuesday when I was with Phil on my swing worked also quite frustrated. But on my ninth hole on Thursday was the confidence and the tempo in my swing suddenly back.”

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Lutes speaks of ‘almost perfect lap’ after second victory at the KLM Open

Mental coach

According to All played all randzaken the playing of a tournament in your own country, bring with them a positive role.

“We had this week, a lot of distractions outside of the training sessions and the golf course and I think that was good for Joost. This he thought not too much on his swing. He let it go and stayed in the moment.”

Luiten, who since this year is working with the English mental coach, Chris Henry, states that he is “mentally fit” was after a break of three weeks after the Play.

“I have for all my rounds of five minutes sat down with Chris to breathing exercises to do and to emphasize that I with the process and not with the result, because there will sometimes be wrong with me.”

“That is, of course, easier said than done, but this week I actually very relaxing to play and no time to win thought. Until the last few holes, when it only started a little bit to penetrate.”

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