When it comes to golf we know that the mental game is a significant part of the overall process and oftentimes a very underestimated portion of the game too. Let’s look to a master of the mental game, PGA Professional Geoff Greig. Geoff has been helping educate people all about the different parts of the mental game so they can get “in the zone” and perform their best.
Congrats to our Ultimate Masters Giveaway winner Eric in North Carolina! He wins 5 of my favorite golf books, a Masters pin flag, and free access to the Golf Strategy Academy!
This week's episode comes from our free Golf 101 Facebook group and the question asked was this.
What does practice look like for a single digit handicapper who routinely shoots in the 70s?
Let's talk about it!
Tell me if this one sounds familiar… someone in your group (maybe you) misses a putt in the 5-10 foot range and you immediately hear “A crap, I pulled it” or pushed it, or yanked it, or whatever the invogue phrase is. The most important part of everyone’s game is the putter, and that’s something I’ve preached for a long time now. Brandon Stooksbury joins us this week to discuss some of the finer point details and the fundamentals of putting.
5 Things Great Golfers Do That You Need To Copy
Have you ever heard the phrase “the best playing partner is one that’s slightly worse than you are?” I’d have to disagree because in my eyes, the best playing partner is one that's better than you. Not only do they push you to play better, they can teach you valuable tactics.
When you play with someone who is at a higher skill level, you can learn a lot from watching them play and how they approach each shot. Below will be five things that all great golfers do that you can use to improve your game.
Do you want to play more consistent confident golf? Learn more about the Golf Strategy Academy at https://www.golfstrategyacademy.com As you learn what it takes to become a consistently good golfer, you will see a common principal over and over again. Proficiency. In order to lower your scores and play consistently good golf, you need to become proficient in all areas of the game. If you neglect one aspect of the game, you cannot expect to play well and improve. As a beginner in the game of golf, it can be tempting to go to the driving range just to hit your driver over the fence 100 times. This type of practice session is often followed by a round on the course where nothing seems to go your way and you wonder why you aren’t improving. It’s likely because your practice is all wrong. Don’t fall into the temptation of only going to the driving range and instead, begin working your way out from the cup until you feel confident from anywhere around the green. Then, work your way back to the tee box at various distances in order to develop a consistent play style. By following these simple tips and not giving into the temptation of the driving range, you will see the scores dropping lower than ever before!
Blaine is the host of the Mobilitas Movers Facebook group which takes a holistic view on golf and runs the Tour Shot Golf Academy at www.TourShotGolf.com. We sat down with Coach Blaine Seitz to discuss simulating pressure with your practice, breathing techniques, proactive vs. reactive thinking, and much more. Blaine is a PGA instructor AND a TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) certified instructor! You can get a FREE copy of Blaine's book, Better Golf from the Inside Out here: http://bit.ly/BetterGolfFromTheInsideOut
If you’re a golfer who’s attempting to achieve a milestone score or if you’re struggling with the mental side of the game, you don’t want to miss this one
For those of us less fortunate golfers with long snowy winters, it feels like your game is on pause for months every year. Despite that feeling and the fact that you can’t get out on the course, you can still improve over the winter season. Today’s lesson has nothing to do with swing mechanics or even course strategy, instead, we’ll be discussing the golf offseason and how you can make the most out of your time off the course. Measuring the areas of your game that have the greatest negative impact, along with the frequency of these issues is one of the quickest ways to determine where your focus should be going into the offseason. Ask yourself, where is my skill level? And where is my ceiling? As we said, with short putts, your skill level is likely high and your ceiling is not much higher. With long putts, your skill level and make percentage is going to be low with a low ceiling of improvement opportunity. Where you’re likely to see the biggest difference in skill level compared to ability ceiling, is putts within the 5-15 foot range. A good putter has a decent chance of making putts in that range so you should spend more time practicing them. The same concept can be applied with the driver. If you’re putting yourself in the position where you are consistently in need of a recovery shot after because of your tee shot, you need to put time into hitting more accurate drives or using a lesser club off the tee. With approach shots, if you’re finding yourself skulling or chunking approach shots instead of around the green in regulation, then that will obviously be the area that you focus on. Routinely doing a “check up” on your golf game is one of the best ways to improve as a player and lower your scores. The end of the season is a perfect time to do these assessments. If you’re lucky enough to not have an offseason, it’s important to set aside the time to do this throughout the year. Checking up on your game even semi-annually could be the answer to you achieving your golf goals!
It's time to get down to business and start shaving some strokes from your golf game in all those hard to reach places (lol)! When we're golfing and we come across a shot in that tough in between distance we need to have plan.
1. Use a less lofted club when you have less than a full swing (try maybe a pitching wedge or a 9 iron).
2. Don't set up like a regular shot. Narrow your stance and get closer to the ball for better contact. If you're still struggling doing that put about 60% of your weight on your front foot.
3. Get hyper focused on your goal. Follow your A.V.E.nue to success by putting your mental energy into thinking about where you want the ball to land rather than what could go wrong.
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We just finished our Breaking 80 series: LISTEN HERE
But today we're going back to our roots to discuss the 5 Keys to Breaking 90.
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Mental game is arguably the hardest part of your game to work on. The first step is to figure out what part of your mental game you struggle with. Once you've done that you can really get to making progress.
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Everyone needs to know how to perform under pressure, but if you're striving to break 80 on the golf course you'll need it more than others. If you're someone who struggles to put two good nines together, there's a good chance that learning these strategies to perform better under pressure will help improve your game.
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Last week we touched on how structuring your short game practices can help you break 80. This week it's all about tempo & distance control (and how to practice them).
Randomized or variable practice is the real key here. You need to have a different target or different club in your hand for every shot of your practice. A great way to do this is to take one club and try to hit a ball short of the green, then long of the green, then on the green. This will help build your "on demand" distance control.
If you want more info on the Breaking 80 Blueprint (where I share a boatload of these practices with you and provide additional support and coaching) click here: https://www.golfstrategyacademy.com/breaking80
Today we're looking at how the short game functions as the base layer to building your success towards breaking 80.
The bottom line here is that if you're good from close it will take the pressure off from longer shots and allow you to swing more freely and confidently.
If you'd like to learn the exact practices I use with my students (I got them from some of the best instructors in the world) head over to www.golfstrategyacademy.com/breaking80
It's finally here! What so many of you have been emailing, messaging me, and asking for... a process on how to break 80!
Are you a golfer who's stuck in the 80s and you just can't quite seem to break through that barrier and start scoring in the 70s?
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Through my experience as a player, a coach, and as an interviewer of DOZENS of PGA professionals there are 4 cornerstones of breaking 80:
If you need help in any (or all) of these areas then you need to pre-register for my newest course, the Breaking 80 Blueprint.
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Steve joins us today to talk about the inconsistency in his tee shots (not just his driver). We talk about how to practice to stand up to those pressure shots and how visualization can go a long way to producing the shot you want.
You can get access to a live training I did with PGA instructor Josh Boggs all about how to find your swing faults. Just CLICK HERE to sign up
This is an interesting one because it's one of the most popular question I get. So here is all about why you slice the golf ball.
If you need more help, I'm doing a free workshop about how to diagnose your swing flaws with PGA instructor Josh Boggs. You can register here: https://www.golfstrategyacademy.com/swingfix
If you're like me one of the toughest parts about chipping is the distance control. I've struggled with this on and off for years and the one thing I always come back to is this delightfully simple tip from Hale Irwin.
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This is a really cool episode with one of our group members David Hughes. David has been putting in the work and making sure he has a really solid plan for each round and it recently paid off big time!
David shared that there were 3 main keys to his massive improvement over such a short period of time.
These are all things that are taught in the Breaking 90 Blueprint!
Right now you can get instant access for $98 (that's 50% off) during our 4th of July sale.
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At the beginning of this season I was a terrible headcase with my putter. I couldn't get out of my own way and I finally figured out that I was manipulating the putter with my hands but I had a heck of a time trying to stop! It finally hit me that an article I had saved referencing the two drills used by one of the best putters on the PGA Tour - Aaron Baddeley! Let's check them out.
You've probably heard just about every possible reason as to why you're slicing the golf ball. Grip pressure can be a sneaky contributor to the over the top path issue, and in this episode we look to fix exactly that!
Want to see what I'm saying? Here's the link to watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/t0bNBW05mzY
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Today's guest is Cassie aka - Golf Girl 505 on twitter!
What's your handicap? 30
What is your BEST score ever? 93
What is frustrating you the most about your golf game right now? Mid game, and chipping.
How often do you practice? About once a week
What is your golf goal over the next 12 months? Break 90
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IT'S A TRAAAAAAP! Don't let getting stuck in a bunker ruin your round. Here are 2 quick tips that will help you get up and out of sand traps on your first shot every time!
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For most golfers their struggles can be tied to one (or more) of these three common issues.
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This was a really fun conversation with Julian. He had reached out to find a specific time to record because my schedule was full. In our back and forth I offered a few tips before his next round and he was happy to report his best 9 hole round ever!
What's your handicap (your average score)? +25
What is your BEST score ever? +20 (+10 on a 9 hole course)
What is frustrating you the most about your golf game right now? Course management. Trying to play above my skill level. As a result i play BELOW my skill level.
How often do you practice? At least once a week.
What is your golf goal over the next 12 months? Better than bogey golfer
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This is Part 2 of our Club fitting Q&A with Josh, Mike, and Dave from Golftec Columbus.
In this episode we finish off our driving conversation by discussing shaft fitting and then dive head first (literally) into iron fittings. There's lots to be learned here again, like some significant statistical milestones to keep in mind during your fitting process.
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