For some areas of the country, golf is a year round game. Is it fair to review and judge a course in the winter though with the grass dormant and slow to dry. Let’s examine this debate.
Waking up to play golf when it is still dark can be considered crazy but I have grown to like it There are benefits to being the first golfer on the course.
I have a routine before I start a round of golf. The length of the routine depends on if I made it to the course on time and the quality … Continue Reading Pre-round Putting Practice
Some days the bear eats you and some days you get his pizza delivery. that doesn’t make sense and neither does how poorly I played golf today.
Golf is a game of style and class but are you a classy golfers? Let’s find out.
The Gimme Putt is an act of kindness in golf but when and why to offer one.
There are times on the golf course when I am faced with a tough decision and tougher golf shot. I find myself with a tough lie, in between clubs, obstacle … Continue Reading New for 2019: Call Your Golf Shot
2018 is over so it is time to look back and see how I did. Next step is to see what I can do in 2019 to get better.
Looking at these techniques, how can we apply them to a bad hole in golf? I don’t mean to take your vengeance physically on the hole. If we treat the bad hole as the attacker on our enjoyment of the round and positive mental state, how can we combat that attack?
There is terrible affliction that robs the golfer of all knowledge of how to hit and the physical coordination to strike a golf ball purely. It robs them of years of technique, practice, and most importantly confidence. There are no tells of its approach and the only sign of its infection is a confused look on the face or repeated staring at your club after each terrible shot. It is the Voldemort of golf and we dare to speak its name….the y!ps.
Today, I would like to dive into the dark side of golf. Golf is a sport which means there is competition and sometimes money rides on that competition. As we learn by paying attention to modern professional sports, every advantage should be used to win. Sometimes, you don’t need a physical advantage but play a few golf mind games to get the best of your opponent.
Recently, I played at Heron Glen Golf Club with my dad. It was the first round that we had played together this summer. I enjoy playing with my dad now that I can hit consistently and don’t lose a dozen balls on the Front 9 or my temper on a regular basis. This round was special to me for another reason, I played probably my best golf score despite imploding on the last 3 holes of the day. And I didn’t lose my sh!t.
On a recent round of golf, a player in my foursome and I ended up in a conversation admiring pro golfers for their shot making abilities but more for their … Continue Reading My Top 5 Mental Golf Errors
The key to moving from being a hacker to a golfer who can hold your own is the lot art of scramble golf. Scrambling is part special swings that of almost trick shots and mental fortitude to play your game. If your drives end under tree more often than in the short grass of the fairway, a good scramble golf game can keep your scores from entering triple digits.
After reading Mastering Golf’s Mental Game, I was eager to try out the Mental Scorecard to see how consistently my mental game is during a round. I usually debrief myself after a round by talking to myself in the car running through each hole. I usually focus on the holes that ate my lunch and costed my penalty strokes. Using Dr. Lardon’s process, I wanted to see where my mental game falls short of maintaining a constant mental approach the game. It was a learning experience.
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.