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The Zen Of Playing Golf

Bobby Jones, the famous cofounder of the Masters Tournament, said it all! "Competitive golf is played mainly on a five-and-a-half-inch course... the space between your ears."   You can hear it ringing in your ears all the time on and off the course. Golf is as much about mental strength as it is a game of skill. When it comes to the average weekend warrior this is only partly true though. The average golfer in general has so much to improve techniquewise that willpower alone won't and can't make the shots happen that he needs and [...]

January 27th, 2016|Golf Tips, Mental Game|
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Why Tiger Woods Sucks And What You Can Learn From His Struggle

Tiger Woods missed the cut of the 115th US Open this year with an aggregated score of 156 after the first two rounds. This was the highest 36-hole score by Woods at a major championship yet. He struggles. He really struggles hard to find his game. Meanwhile the media goes totally bonkers tearing their former superstar apart. Comments like "He's done!", "He should quit golf!", "He'll never win a tournament, above all a major, again!" are common. It's the old media game. People cheer you on when you are winning but clap the loudest when you are down. It's interesting [...]

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Assessment Center – Mental Game Golf Lesson

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! More often enough you can see some people on the practice tee that are getting more and more frustrated with their game as they are doing  their thing. Hopefully you are not one of those people. It is useful to know where this frustration is coming from, though. It is likely that most of those players do not actually know the root of their own frustration. I think it stems from their expectations. They think they are able to perform great shots consistently because they where able to [...]

May 27th, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Mental Game|
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Be Cheap to Learn Faster – Mental Game Golf Lesson

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! Sometimes the golf world seems to consist out of eighty percent snake oil salesmen. Golf marketing is also about the newest secret and the newest technological breakthrough. New clubs and balls are being released with product cycles that are getting shorter and shorter every year. The big companies always promise easy and fast improvements for all players with their newest products. Yet the customers are usually disappointed with the results being not quite what was advertised. Of course it is true that the right equipment helps your game somewhat. Buying a new [...]

May 15th, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Mental Game|
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Don‘t Fight Your Golf Personality

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! There is a saying that you cannot hide your personality in golf. I think it is true. Golf may be not as loud and fast as other sports are, but you get to know all kinds of different characters. That is for sure. But have you ever asked yourself what your own golf personality is? Are you true to yourself on the golf course or are you pretending to be someone you are not? Some players just love to talk a lot and socialize with others on [...]

May 9th, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Mental Game|
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Regular as Clockwork – Playing With Tempo in Your Golf Swing

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! Proper tempo and rhythm are essential for a good golf swing. As with many things, in golf there is not one right way to do it for everybody. But there is a way that suits you and your game, for sure. I think tempo and rhythm can be learned best by experimenting with counting in your head and music. You have probably seen and heard how dancers count the beats when they are working on a new choreography. Today you will try a similar thing for developing rhythm in your [...]

April 28th, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Mental Game|
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Having a Clear Mind – Mental Game Golf Lesson

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! When you are on the course, it is important that you are able to focus on your shots when you need to. You probably know yourself how hard that can be at certain times. You are stepping up to the ball and suddenly everything is on your mind but the shot at hand. You are thinking about your family or things that are important at work or you are simply thinking about the shots you missed or what other players did or said the last round. This exercise is not [...]

April 23rd, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Mental Game|
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Emotional Roller-Coaster – Mental Game Golf Lesson

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! In my experience emotions have a big impact on your performance and golf swing, positive and negative. Even more than most people might think. Professional players know this because they often have to play although they are not feeling well. The weekend warrior can simply stay at home, if there is anything wrong. But there is also some valuable lessons to be learned from playing when you are not feeling your best. Usually it is not really the truth anyway. It is the same effect you usually see in gyms and [...]

April 17th, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Mental Game|
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There is No Ball – Mental Game Golf Lesson

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! Theoretically, if you have a sound technique and a repeatable consistent swing, the golf ball is almost irrelevant. It is simply in the way of your swing. Many golfers have the feeling that their practice swings are more fluent and better in general. The thing is in terms of tempo and rhythm, that is usually true. Today you will be hitting the fewest balls you ever hit during a practice session. First you focus on the shot you want to accomplish and imagine the outcome. Then you do a lot [...]

April 11th, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Mental Game|
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Dare to be Different – Mental Game Golf Lesson

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! Golfers are some of the most stubborn people. Most of them stick to their sport and do not want to try anything different. But if you try other sports, you can only learn from the experience. Especially if it is another sport with a club or a ball. So today you will not be playing golf but try something new. I recommend  something slightly similar to golf and most importantly something you have never tried before. Things you could try can be tennis, squash, baseball, hockey, ice-hockey, cricket, badminton, disc golf [...]

April 11th, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Mental Game|