Good posture at address, bending from the waist, knees flexed, and keeping the back as straight as your body will allow. In starting the club back, I recommend extending the arc by directing the clubhead a bit outside the plane keeping the shaft relatively vertical with the arms in front of the body, before the club flattens out […]
golf and the mind
Here’s some simple advice on overcoming golf’s toughest conundrum: the missing link between range and course.
Henrik Stenson is one of golf’s greatest ball strikers. Here’s some elements from his swing that amateurs may want to learn from.
Many of us are fabulous range players, banging out shot after solid shot…to a field that has no obstacles–a far more forgiving playing field than the course itself. But isn’t playing well on the course that we all attain? Here’s how to bring more of our range successes to the course.
With age, we often lose flexibility in our bodies, which begins to effect the efficiency of our golf swing. Here are some ways to compensate and keep our skills up to par.
The concept of forgiveness, usually the topic of Sunday sermons, has been co-opted by golf club manufacturers of late, but if you really want to experience forgiveness in relation to golf, keep your head still during the swing, and particularly through the impact zone. It’s an old saw that has held up over eons of struggling […]
Jason Day said that on a TV commercial recently, and it’s good advice, whether you’re a tour pro or just an ordinary bloke battling a panic disorder. In psychology, it’s a form of treatment called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and essentially it says just that: move in the direction of what scares you not away […]
I know it’s not advisable, but I do tinker with my game during a round of golf. The reason for this is that, because I don’t play enough, I tend to revert to default swing positions after I clear my head of thoughts just before the swing begins. That’s often conditioned by the quality of […]
In response to a hi-stress job, I spent quite a bit of time at the range last year pounding balls in order to not only improve, but to lower my anxiety levels. And it worked, but with a price paid. After hitting many balls, my anxiety did lower, but I developed golfer’s elbow as a […]