Category: Golf Tips

Becoming Our Own Teacher

Becoming Our Own Teacher

After Seeking the Best Advice We Can Find, We are the Next Teacher In my own profession, I have enjoyed a handful of great teachers, but in every case, I found myself unable to demonstrate mastery over their concepts in the moment. However, without exception I had an instant of waking up, sometimes years later, …

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Bob Rotella Principles Good for All of Us

Noted Sports Psychologist Rotella Teaches Good Principles for Even the Worst Golfer Among Us Dr. Bob Rotella is about as big time as it gets in golf psychology. He works with the big guys, but his ten principles for a competitive round, and his ten rules for mental fitness work for all of us, even …

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Stay in the “Now” With the Driver

Where Do Our Minds Go When We Stand on the Tee Box Holding the Driver? So, I’ve been reading the Power of Now, and listening to youtube examples of Eckhart Tolle speak about it. Now, don’t stop reading. I know it’s a little on the periphery of normal thinking, but it’s starting to make a …

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Distance, Stature, and Winning

How Does it Work When Diminutive Golfers Win Without Distance? It has haunted my own game since I took it up as a child, and to detach the idea of driving distance from an external image of my persona as a golfer was extremely difficult. In fact, I’m not really sure that I ever got …

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The Short Game – Boring?

Lower Scores are Never Boring, and We Need a Short Game to Do It Face it, men. We haven’t really thought this through properly. Women have made better sense of it than we have, but even they need a moment to reflect. We have grown up in a love affair with our drivers. If you …

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Yips – Bare Feet and Five-Irons

Yips Discussion Emerges Again with Interesting Solutions I don’t believe that I’ve ever experienced the yips.  On the other hand, I am often simply a poor putter. It is a reflex for me, and for many of us, to connect the yips with that part of the game, and I have a relatively ignorant explanation …

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Keeping Golf Skills Up Through Winter

Golf Skills

Do We Have to Reinvent Golf Skills Every Year? We’re Not Bears! By bringing up the question of keeping our golf skills sharp through the winter months, I’m thinking less of younger players, although there’s much to learn for them as well.  We humans are tested by the seasons, just like every other creature on …

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What is a Stance Really For?

What is a Stance Really For?

Find Your Stance for Balance I did the drill in my childhood days. Like most people, I was up and walking in the first couple of years. After that, I did what most of us do, develop the ability to perform upper body tasks while instinctively assuming a stance that would support the action. As …

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Coping with the Slump

Coping with the Slump

When talent takes a holiday and hits a slump, what should a golfer do? When it comes to a golf slump, I’m not really the right person for making comments. My game, compared to some, looks like a slump in its default position, one that occasionally gets better, then settles back into the same old …

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Woods We (Wie) Don’t Admit to – Apparently

Some See Michelle Wie’s Admission to hitting High-Numbered Woods as a Gotcha Moment When I was introduced to the game of golf as a child, several years passed in which I compared and calibrated the sensations that accompany each and every club in the bag. Of course, the driver was my favorite – no surprise …

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