Tag Archives: golfer

How to Practice with Purpose

The argument about whether practice or natural talent counts most in producing world-class athletes has been debated for eons.  Dr Anders Ericsson (1993) has conducted research on the developmental pathways of elite performers in a variety of spheres of performance. His conclusions fall in favour of the argument that hard work will ultimately triumph over natural talent in producing world-class …

Posted in Mindset, Practice, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

What You Want in a Coach

When I asked what you felt were the most important things to know when having golf lessons, here’s what you said Coach needs to demonstrate that he cares for you Asks about your current ability, ambitions, game strengths & weaknesses and what frustrates you most about your game. Does his homework prior to the lesson, so he knows what has …

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on What You Want in a Coach

Gateway to Putting Success

Posted in Putting, Videos | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Gateway to Putting Success

Sand Line Drill

Posted in Practice, Technique, Videos | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Sand Line Drill

Ground force: why great golf swings start from the feet

One principle that applies in sport is that when your feet are in contact with the ground is that you use the ground for stability and production of power.  This video explains how that principle works in the golf swing.

Posted in Full swing, Technique | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Ground force: why great golf swings start from the feet

Winning: why coaches and athletes respond differently

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 …

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Winning: why coaches and athletes respond differently

Rule of Thirds

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 …

Posted in Mindset, Practice, Technique | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Rule of Thirds

Correct posture: the foundation of an excellent golf swing

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 …

Posted in Set up, Technique | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Correct posture: the foundation of an excellent golf swing

Hands-Free Chipping

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.

Posted in Chipping, Practice, Technique | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hands-Free Chipping

Switch on to Better Scoring

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 …

Posted in Focus, Mental Skills, Mindset | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Switch on to Better Scoring