Most of us have dreams and many of us have at some time in our lives said something along the lines of “I wish that I could do that” or “I wish I could have that!”  The current economic downturn has made many a dream feel even more remote.  The fact of the matter is that if one truly wants something it is entirely possible to achieve that dream or that goal.

 

KeNako’s motto for the year 2012 is ‘Making Things Happen’.  This principle is at the core of everything that KeNako does and it is to be built on during 2012.  The axiom is built around a set of fundamental strategies, values, vision and promises that include KeNako’s:
•    continued commitment to its promise and its purpose;
•    decision making processes;
•    improved understanding of every aspect of the academy and it’s offering;
•    improved client offering via better practices and expanded understanding of client needs and wants;
•    stronger leadership and trust;
•    enhanced communication skills;
•    more integrated service offering;
amongst many other essential strategic elements.  KeNako is intent on fulfilling its dream of being a globally cutting edge and world best academy.

January 2012 has seen a significant intake of students.  As the KeNako Academy has been built, so too have KeNako’s systems and processes been evolving.  The few students of the initial couple of years have represented both an opportunity and to some extent a concern.  An opportunity to build the systems and processes that will lead to excellent golfers and even better human beings; but a concern because having a few students can allow for the pulse of each day to be dictated by ephemeral emotions and whims.

As the famed Richard Branson once said, “Success cannot be measured in wealth, fame or power, but by whether you have made a positive difference for others.”

I’m very pleased and proud to be able to say that KeNako is making a positive difference to many and that in the coming years the significance of KeNako’s contribution will grow!

For KeNako’s students the year 2012 started with a series of tests – technical, mental, physical and eye tests.  It is perhaps worth reflecting for a moment on KeNako’s improved mental and psychological offering.  The on-course mental training has been separated from a series of psychological assessments that allow the KeNako professionals to better understand each and every individual student at the academy.  Inherent strengths and weaknesses can impact ability, either in the classroom or on the golf course.  Left brain and right brain dominance too can play a role in defining the character and the make-up of a human being, as can past traumas and/or different exposures to daily life happenings.

The class of 2012 will be far better understood and their opportunity to improve and to Make Things Happen is vastly enhanced!  Individual goals are being set and realistic dreams will be met!

 

Ron Boon
Chairman