Explore All Of Your Options
It happens to everyone…you hit your tee shot into the trees and now you’re faced with how to keep moving down the hole toward the green. All to often, I see many players take the high risk, low percentage option and more often than not, it doesn’t work out very well for them. Players need […]
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Play Better Golf By Observation
As a golf instructor, my job is to help people play better golf. Some improve quickly, some take longer. Some may have great improvement, others maybe just a little. But I sat and wondered about how I learned to play golf better. I became a PGA Professional soon after graduating from college. I never played […]
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Practice Different Golf Scenarios
“You don’t get 50 balls on the golf course to hit one shot, so don’t practice that way. Work on adjusting to different situations.” -Luke Donald, PGA Tour Player Golf is unlike most any other sport. In sports such as football, baseball, basketball, soccer, and tennis the players play on a perfectly flat surface of […]
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10 Tips To Play Golf Like A Pro
I came across this article and had to share it. It perfectly summarizes what the average golf seldom does, and what a professional ALWAYS does. More often than not, the average player can save 2-4 shots per round if they were to just “think” a little differently. This means picking safer targets to aim for, […]
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New Year Resolution…Improve My Golf Game
Happy 2015! As we enter the new year, it’s a time to reflect on the past as well as look forward to the future. Most of us have been thinking about our New Year Resolutions. Yes, there are the typical ones like be nicer to others, exercise more, and save more money. But have you […]
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5 Mental Mistakes You Should Never Make On The Golf Course
We came across these great tips, and just had to share them. All golfers have fallen victim to these pitfalls at one point in time. It’s recognizing them and avoiding these mistakes that will help make you a great player. Written by David MacKenzie Most golfers lose way too many shots to poor mental […]
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Inside The Golfer’s Mind
BY DR. BOB ROTELLA PHOTO BY J.D. CUBAN December 2004 Golf is a game of confidence and competence. I am not about to tell anyone that a player who lacks physical skills can transform overnight into a winner by changing his thinking. If you trust a bad swing, it’s still going to produce bad shots. (Though […]
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10 Rules For How To Win Your Major
For my entire professional career, and years before then, I have followed the writings and work of Dr. Bob Rotella. His approach to the mental game of golf is simplistic and highly effective at getting you to play your best. With the recent completion of the PGA Championship, we found it only fitting to give […]
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Many have heard “Don’t ever give up”, “Keep on fighting”, or “Stay positive.” That is much easier said than done…especially in golf. But for anyone that was watching the US Open today were able to see the results of keeping a positive attitude. Ken Duke hit a tee shot on the wrong side of a […]
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Strategy, Strategy, Strategy
In lieu of the upcoming President’s Cup event this week, I feel it necessary to discuss the best way to play a match play event. Never is it more important to have a great “strategy” about your round, than when you are playing a match play event. Most recreational golfers seldom play this format, and […]
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What Influences You?
When you are playing a round of golf, what factors do you take into consideration to having a good round? I’m not talking about how well you played, although that is usually a biggie, I am questioning all of the outside influences on you day at the course. These are factors that you often don’t […]
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Your Winning Attitude
“I don’t fear death, but I sure don’t like those three-footers for par.” – Chi Chi Rodriguez What is the one characteristic that “winning” golfers possess? They have a confidence and a positive attitude toward what they are doing. Seldom do you see the player in the lead being reactive to their shots. They maintain […]
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The Emotion Matrix
What feeling comes over you when you step to the first tee? For some it may be nervousness. Having to hit a tee shot with the rest of your group, the starter and possibly a few other golfers waiting for their tee time observing from a far. Others may have an aura of excitement. Possibly […]
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Play To Your Strengths
It took a couple of weather delays, but the first tournament of the PGA Tour for 2013 is finally completed. Congratulations to Dustin Johnson on his victory! But there is a great story in the second place finisher as well, Steve Stricker. In the final round Stricker was paired with Johnson. As is well known […]
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Your Confidence Shot
“Hit the shot you know you can hit, not the one you think you should” – Dr. Bob Rotella Hopefully you have one… a golf shot that just fits your eye perfectly. You know before you even start your swing that you are going to hit the shot well. It is a shot that over […]
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Keeping Positive Focus
“Confidence is the most important single factor in this game.” – Jack Nicklaus If any of you desire to shoot low scores….wait that’s all of us. As I was saying, for all of us who strive to shoot lower scores there is one thing that you must have, confidence in your ability. One of the […]
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Rethink Your Focus
How many times a year do you hit the flagstick while playing golf? My guess is maybe once, but more likely never. Then why do so many golfers always take aim at the flag when they are golfing? Players need to learn that to hit the ball perfectly straight is a rare accomplishment. The players […]
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Don’t Just Reach For The Stars
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney What drives you? What makes you tick? Everyone is different with their answers. To have a purpose there must be an end result that you are trying to attain. I for one have achieved several of the dreams […]
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Success From Failure?
“Failure is success if we learn from it.” – Malcolm Forbes Congratulations to Webb Simpson on your win at the 2012 U.S. Open! There is always only one champion, but every player in the field should be able to take something positive away from last week’s golf tournament. First lets take a look at amateur […]
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Create Your Game Plan
“If you are prepared, you will be confident, and will do the job.” – Tom Landry Tiger, job well done today in the first round of the U.S. Open. You played the golf course very methodically, well planned, and as a result, finished the first round with a very solid score. It is very obvious […]
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