Playing golf without fear

It might not be possible. Doesn’t mean you succumb to the awkwardness or uneasiness. Embrace it. Accept that fear (or self-doubt or whatever you’re going to call it) is normal. No point in fighting it. When you get very clear on your intention and then swing like there’s no tomorrow, despite some fear, your golf…

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Dumb Shot Addiction

Do you let stupid shots ruin your score? Like when you go for the hero shot when you know you should play safe? Pesky is the biggest problem here. That little voice that’s in your ear and he keeps telling you, “Go for it! You can do it”. And the second the ball leaves the…

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Are you prepared to play badly?

I used to be captain of the “I take golf too seriously” team. Would stand on the first tee and wanted to play so badly that I wasn’t much fun to be around. And never played that well either. When I gave myself permission to make mistakes and be human, some interesting things happened, –…

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How to use your hands in the golf swing

Science has shown that the golf swing should definitely have a focus on the hands and arms. We have good control over these body parts and it ties in with how we perform most other skills. Client: Am I correct in my understanding that you need to focus on the hands in your takeaway for…

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The only golf tip you need …

It’s not trying to swing slowly. Or, Keeping your head down or even Swinging on plane. These things are tricks and they rarely work that well. It’s sad because a lot of the golf industry is built around these golf tips (especially the magazines). At best, most golf tips will give you a short spell…

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More thoughts on Adam Scott and putting

Some people might think that Adam Scott would putt better if he was able to hit the ball closer to the hole. There’s no doubt that if Adam was able to nail one of those 7 approaches in the playoff, he would have won. One of the commentators (I think it was Ian Baker-Finch) said…

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What’s wrong with Adam Scott’s Putting?

I was frustrated watching Adam Scott putt over the last few weeks. It was like he was putting with one arm tied behind his back. Just didn’t look comfortable or ready. He should have won the Australian Masters. He wasn’t at his best and certainly did well to recover from a poorish first round. And…

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Golf is in big trouble ….

I spent 3 hours at the Australian Masters yesterday. I don’t typically go to the golf, would rather watch it on TV or better still, go play myself. But because the event is being played at Metropolitan (I’m still a member there) I thought I’d drop in and check out the course (the course presentation…

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