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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Matt Kuchar, the RBC Heritage champion, looks like he has a hitch in his swing. Right before he takes the club back, he picks his club off the ground and hovers it for a split second above the ball. Then he proceeds with his backswing. This maneuver is actually his trigger to kick start his […]
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, […]
Brandt Snedeker is in the lead of the 2012 British Open after two rounds. He once told me that when he misses the green, he sees it as a challenge to get up and down. What a great attitude! We should always see life’s many obstacles as great and wonderful challenges.