22
Dec

Goal setting for the upcoming year

The New Year is approaching, and if you are like me, you are a goal setter.   Goals are essential to our success. Psychologists have studied goal-setting for many years and tout their importance to performance. Specifically, goals get you focused on your task, keep you inspired under difficult times, and foster strategies to attain […]

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09
Sep

Slumpbust like Rory McIlroy

Not long ago, Rory Mcilroy was the number one player in the world. With four majors, amazing power and youth on his side, it seemed like Rory would dominate golf for years to come. Then he fell into an amazing putting slump. Rory recently mentioned that he lost his confident so bad that he only […]

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01
Aug

Find your serenity on the course

God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things that should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other. Annika Sorenstam, considered one of the all-time great golfers, achieved to the highest level of her profession because she only focused on […]

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17
Mar

Give your game a mental tune up

TUNE UP YOUR GAME: It’s time to get your game ready for another golfing season. While proper stretching will help to get your muscles ready, you must also tune-up your mental game muscles. Here are eight great tips to prepare your mind for this upcoming season: 1. Use imagery to fix your bad habits All […]

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10
Feb

The Power of Visualization-Jason Day case in point at Farmers Insurance Open

Anyone who watched Jason Day closely this week would noticed his use of visualization. During his pre-shot routine, Jason closes his eyes and images the shot he wants. For Jason Day, closing his eyes facilitates his imagery process. Jason Day also mentioned that he continually visualized himself holding the trophy for the 2015 Farmers Insurance […]

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02
Feb

Do you lose focus after a bad shot? check out these tips to get refocused

Do you have a difficult time letting go of a bad event? Do you carry negative baggage with you throughout the day? Is your inability to be in the moment hurting your success? Perhaps this is the year that you incorporate a post-event routine into your daily lineup. A post-event routine is a series of […]

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10
Nov

Purpose Driven Golf

Growing up in Los Angeles, our seasons consisted of lots of sunshine, a few days of rain, more sunshine, repeat. Now living for almost two decades in Middle Tennessee, I have grown very fond of the passing of the seasons. My favorite is currently upon us, when our world turns red, orange and bright yellow. […]

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17
Sep

Billy Horschel wins FedEx cup with right mind

It was an amazing bounce back.  Last week at the Deutsche Bank Championship, Billy Horschel needed to hit the 72th hole green and then 2 putt to get into a playoff with Chris Kirk. Instead Billy hit his 6-iron into the drink and Kirk went on to victory. Afterward, when asked the stinging question of […]

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02
Jun

Matsuyama wins Jack Nicklaus’ tourney at Muirfield Vilalge

Hideki Matsuyama, winner of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance, shows us to be whom you are. Ironically, Matsuyama plays slow and methodical, just like the tournament host, Jack Nicklaus. Sports psychologists, myself included, are typically teaching our players to become more reactive. For instance when putting, we tell them to look at the […]

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22
Apr

Bubba Watson wins Masters with an attitude of gratitude

If you saw Sunday’s final round of the 2014 Masters Championship, you were rewarded with the magnificence of Bubba Watson. Not only was he hitting the golf ball over 300 yards at will, his irons were laser-like at every pin. His amazing play led to him capturing his second green jacket at Augusta National. However, […]

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