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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06
Oct

Ryder Cup mental game of Phil Michelson

I hope you got the pleasure to see the Ryder Cup this past week. Amazing play by the Americans and congrats!!! The person who stuck out most to me during these matches is Phil Michelson. Why?  Because he seems to be able to raise his game in big matches and in big tournaments. He harnesses […]

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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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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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26
May

Adam Scott uses the #1 label to help him win Colonial

Did the No. 1 world ranking help Adam Scott win the Crown Plaza Invitational at Colonial? A resounding “yes” is the answer! The labels we give ourselves and events will greatly affect our achievements. When you label yourself as a winner, you will feel like a winner. When you label yourself a great putter, you […]

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12
Nov

Body language is key to playing your best golf

One word comes to mind when you watched Chris Kirk play this past Sunday at St. Simons, GA: Relaxed. Kirk’s body language gives you the impression that he is feeling zero pressure. His mannerisms are like that of someone playing with his buddies at home for a $2  nassau.  His shoulders are relaxed and his […]

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19
Aug

Fail Forward like Rory McIlroy, PGA Championship

Don’t feel bad about your last mistake or total mishap. Everyone has blundered–including the new king of golf, Rory McIlroy, winner of last week’s PGA Championship. In fact, his was a monumental meltdown at the 2011 Master’s. He started the final round with a 4-shot lead, but by the time he turned for home on […]

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