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If you’re like me, you love to get involved in trivia games. The instant thrill of knowing an answer or being the first one to call out the answer is something our brains love. As well as completing quizzes, crosswords and Sudoku, there are also all sorts of profiles which claim to categorise you against the rest of the population …

Ever set yourself a big goal, achieved it and then wondered what the fuss was all about…almost like there is a type of anticlimax even though you have won? The reason I’m asking is that the responses from coaches and their athletes seem to differ quite a bit when a team wins a championship. The players are on cloud nine …

Rule of Thirds

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Practicing serves one primary purpose: to improve your competitive performance. You need to ensure you are doing whatever you can to be able to transfer your improvement to the course. You must also create balance in your practice plan to ensure you are devoting sufficient time to each area of your game. One way to achieve a balance in your …

I had good intentions of writing this blog about a week ago. I had committed to myself to get it done a week ago. So why has it taken until now – one week later – to begin writing? Maybe it was something to do with my motivation; I only made the agreement with myself. Maybe it was something to …

Builders take great time and care to ensure a building’s foundations are stable and correct, otherwise the building can’t be developed correctly. So it is with a golf swing. You can identify a good golfer by the way they stand to the ball, likewise a golfer with poor posture is identified as one who limits their potential. This clip explains …

Hands-Free Chipping

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Just because you hold the golf club in your hands doesn’t mean you have to ‘use’ your hands. Watch this clip to find out the true role of the hands when you are playing a chip shot. You’ll be even more surprised when you have practiced this way for a short period of time.

One of the oldest cliches in the golf advice book is to play one shot at a time.  It is great advice, but how do you do it?  There never seems to be an explanation to go with the advice. As you are only capable of attending to one thought, or point of focus at a time, then you need …

Time management is a bit of a misnomer as everyone is allocated the same 168 hours per week. It is how those hours are spent that counts to our productivity. For a golfer this means time must be spent in training, competition, recovery and the myriad everyday tasks that also need to be attended to. Time management is often confused …

At a recent National camp for Australian amateur golfers at Moonah Links GC the players benefited from the technologies used by the coaches such as having 3D biomechanical analysis of their golf swing with Ryan Lumsden, analysis of their putting strokes with SAM PuttLab, motor pattern screenings with Ramsay McMaster sessions with sports psychologists John Crampton and Noel Blundell and …

If you are a female amateur golfer, you can now find how you rank amongst your peers around the world.  The R&A have launched with Women’s World Amateur Ranking, following the Men’s World Amateur Ranking which was launched a few years ago. The ranking uses the results of tournaments from around the world which are weighted (with higher points) according …