Technical golfer issue

technical golfer

I’ve lost track of the amount of times I’ve heard a technical golfer something like this: I like the idea of Automatic Golf but I’m a technical golfer. I like to think about my golf swing when I play. The vast majority of my clients are professionals (I call them “accountant” types). They just like…

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The importance of intensity

I’ve made a comeback! I’m now playing soccer (real football) once a week. Played as a kid but haven’t pulled on the boots since I was 16 – and I’m loving it. My only regret is I didn’t start doing this sooner because I’m really enjoying the team aspect and getting outside and running around.…

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So what?

My swing is no good… So what? But I’m worried I’ll hit the ball into the trees So what? But I’ll make a bad score. So what? I’ll look stupid to my mates. So what? And my handicap will go out. So what? And I won’t feel too good. So what? But I want to…

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Panic merchant

The sign at the entrance to Byron Bay reads, relax, slow down and chill out. It’s a great mantra for a popular holiday spot (Maybe they should also add, turn off mobile phones). A mantra for a busy golfer could be, relax, slow thoughts and play the game. I used to be a panic merchant.…

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A golfer’s mindset

Here’s a quote from Adrian Otaegui. Never heard of him? Neither had I but this young Spaniard birdied 5 holes in a row on route to a second round 62 in the latest offering on the European Tour. Here’s what he had to say: “I was focused and didn’t know that I had made five…

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Can you really play golf free from fear?

Grayden correctly points out that if you don’t care then it’s possible. But (there’s always a but). It’s my experience not many can play without caring. I can only think of one golfer who is able to do it consistently. He plays for fun and doesn’t care what scores he shoots. His scores are inconsistent…

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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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