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Mastering Golf’s Mental Game Makes You Think

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The physical aspect of golf is relatively simple and takes 1.2 seconds.  The rest of the 4.5 hour round is waiting for your turn to swing.  During this time, each golfer must work to maintain their concentration and re-engage before stepping up to their next shot.  Dr. Michael Lardon wrote Mastering Golf’s Mental Game to help each of us build a stronger mental golf game.

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Front 9/Back 9: Tale of Myself as 2 Golfers

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This past week, I played White Clay Creek and experienced the greatest up and down of my golf game in a long time.  Unfortunately, the down was a big down on the back 9.  I shot a 101 which was the worst round in a long time and what made it more painful was my front 9 was a 44 including coming back from an 8 on the par 4 first hole. So what happened to cause a massive self destruction on the back 9 and why did I need heed my own advice I posted on this blog? (besides being an idiot?)

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Golf is Not a Game of Perfect Book Review

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The mental aspects of golf fascinate me at my age compared to my youth.  When I was young, it was all about “grip it and rip it and go find it in […]

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Using Hybrid Clubs with Wedge Style Golf Swing

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I started playing with this style some time last year.  I found myself not hitting my irons very well and getting frustrated.  I was chopping my irons into the ground or hitting behind the ball when I was trying to hit too hard.  At that time, I had a 4 TaylorMade Rocketballz hybrid and just picked up a 5 of the same brand to replace my 4 and 5 irons.  I started to use the 5 hybrid to hit a 150 yard shot instead of my 7 iron.  And it worked!

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5 Ways to Turn Around a Bad Round of Golf

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We have all had that day or played with that other golfer having that monumental bad round of golf.  Nothing goes right and in fact everything has gone wrong.  The golf gods […]

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Ben Hogan’s Power Golf: Classic Swing Breakdown

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Many and many books cover golf and all its points.  If you are looking for a book to cover the basic physical and technical aspects of the golf swing, Ben Hogan’s Power […]

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Ben Hogan’s 8 Hints to Lower Your Golf Score

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In Ben Hogan’s Power Golf, Ben closes the book with 8 tips to lower your score.  The book was copyrighted in 1948.  Let’s take a look if they still hold up 70 […]

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Use Your Imagination at the Driving Range

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The driving range is the place for practice so treat it like a practice round. This technique requires three things to work: knowledge of a course and its scorecard, a good imagination, and being honest with yourself.

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Just off of the Green: Putt or Pitch?

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The drive landed 170 yard from the pin in the middle of the fairway.  The next shot will require a bit of luck and skill with the wind in your face and […]

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5 Ways to Slay Your Golfing Nemesis

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Once you play a golf course three times, there arises one hole that has you number and throws your scorecard down the kitchen garbage disposal.  You will be chugging along hitting your normal shots and then turn the cart path to THAT tee box and your heart drops.  This hole creates more snowmen than a Vermont winter.  After that damn hole, your mental game wobbles near ruins and you struggle to find your groove.

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5 Tips to Remembering Names of Your Foursome

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So there we were on fourth hole tee box and my partner leans over to me in the golf cart and say, What is the name of the guy in the blue […]

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How Do I Review/Rate a Golf Course

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When I started this website, I wanted to share my experiences on golf courses with others to save golfers from wasting afternoons on poor courses.  You should know if a course is […]

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Architects Golf Club is Well Put Together

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Sometimes you don’t want to play one golf course but 18 different golf course in a day or in one round.  Then I have the place for you: Architects Golf Club.  This golf course in Phillipsburg, NJ can use the uncommon descriptive word for a golf course: variety.

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Improve Your Driving Range Ritual to Save Strokes

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To get the most out of the driving range, I find it best to spend half my time practicing chipping. I got tired of flubbing chips or sculling shots across greens. It paid dividends and my score dropped. Why ruin two shots to get you just off the green by having no faith in your chip shot?

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