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!