Golf Legend Gary Player’s Advice for Golfers

Golf Legend Gary Player's Advice for Golfers

Does golf legend Gary Player need an introduction? Does this winner of 24 PGA tournaments and 9 Majors (including 3 Masters) need a quick opener before I discuss his recent comments? I’m going to assume not. (Honestly, that’s the safer way of doing things too! The last thing I need is avid Player fans breathing down my neck about how I didn’t accurately describe his greatness!) This past Friday, he chatted with ESPN’s SportsNation. There, they discussed many items of interest. Among them, if … [Read more...]

Fly-fishing and Your Mental Golf Game

Fly-fish and Golf

What do pro golfers do to get away from it all? Go ahead and guess. If you guessed fly-fishing, you were right! Pro golfers like Tiger Woods, Davis Love III, Mark O’Meara, Paul Azinger, Nick Faldo, Nick Price, Ben Crane, and Jack even Nicklaus get caught up in fly-fishing fever. And as you'll soon see, fly-fishing and your mental golf game go hand in hand... Chris Santella, a writer for the NYTimes.com golf blog, talks about the prominence of fly-fishing among pro golfers: The two sports … [Read more...]

Mental Golf Faces Off Against the Olympics

Face Off Olympics Golf

I wrote that "mental golf faces off against the Olympics". How so? Listen... Everyone has Olympic fever these days. But there's one thing missing from the Olympics... Golf! Tennis is an Olympic sport. Swimming is an Olympic sport. Heck, even badminton is an Olympic sport (and I have not seen anyone actually play badminton in nearly 40 years!) But golf is discriminated against. And here's what I think may be behind it... These days, many people want a quick fix. They want sports where you can … [Read more...]

Golf Pros Use Meditation to Boost their Mental Golf Game

Golf Course Mental Golf Game

Do golf pros use meditation to boost their mental golf game? They do! Let me explain by sharing something with you that happened behind the scenes at the recent Open Championship (at Royal Lytham and St Annes)... You may be familiar with 25-year-old pro golfer Anirban Lahiri, as he's claimed two professional wins on the Asian Tour (the Panasonic Open back in 2011 and the SAIL-SBI Open a few months ago). So how did Lahiri come out at the Open? Aside from making the cut (68-72), he landed a … [Read more...]

Mental Golf Can Ease Concerns for Pros at the Open Championship

Mental Game Open

Mental golf can ease concerns for pros at the Open Championship. What concerns am I talking about? Let me tell you. You see, the first Open Championship was played in October of 1860 (at the Prestwick Golf Club in Scotland). And over 150 years later, the 2012 Open Championship will commence on Thursday. Golf pros from all over are sizing up the course at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club (in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, England). And each golfer has their own foreboding concern. For Bubba … [Read more...]

Luke Donald’s Mental Golf Game Prevents Him from Winning a Major

Donald Major Mental

With the 2012 Open Championship coming up in just a few days, some are wondering if it'll be another loss for the world's number one player. Luke Donald is set to play at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club (in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, England). But how will he perform? As strange as it sounds, the same Donald who has spent around 150 weeks in the top-10 limelight and has accrued a number of impressive awards - has yet to win a major. How is that?! Well, Luke Donald's mental golf game … [Read more...]

Na Yeon Choi Wins the U.S. Women’s Open with Mental Golf

Choi Wins U.S. Open Mental

24-year-old pro golfer Na Yeon Choi recently won the 2012 U.S. Women's Open (at Blackwolf Run in Kohler, Wisconsin). It was particularly a big win for Choi, as it was also her 1st win at a major. But what really interests me about Choi is her strategy... You see, she's PURE mental golf. I really mean it when I say that Na Yeon Choi wins the U.S. Women's Open with mental golf. How is she pure mental golf? Well, when she plays golf in a tournament, she implements one of mental golf's best … [Read more...]

Inconsistent Golf Comes from Ignoring Your Mental Golf Game

Inconsistent Golf Woods

Inconsistent golf comes from ignoring your mental golf game! Let me explain by focusing on Tiger Woods... What's next for Woods? It's hard to tell. About a week ago, he brought in a win at the AT&T National (and simultaneously earned his 74th PGA Tour win, which surpassed Nicklaus's number of PGA Tour wins). But then Woods' recent cut (on Friday) from the Greenbrier Classic seems not to fit in. So is Woods playing well or not? On the one hand, he's currently the only player with three … [Read more...]

Yani Tseng’s Slump Due to Ignoring the Basics of Mental Golf

Tseng Slump Golf Mental

Yani Tseng is a wonderful golfer. I've written about her on numerous occasions describing her glistening mental game. But this is the first time I'm compelled to discuss the "other side" of her mental game (or lack thereof). Tseng is known for winning. But need I remind you that her last LPGA title that she clinched was months ago? And her most recent 54-hole cut had fellow golfers concerned about her. This doesn't seem to be the same Tseng. What's changed? I think that Yani Tseng's slump due to … [Read more...]

Eliminate Tension with Mental Golf

Tension Mental Golf

How can you eliminate tension with mental golf? Well, I remembered reading something a few years ago about how stress in America was on the rise. I did a search and found it. Back in 2009, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia released some research about stress and emotional problems. Dr. Matthew Zack, lead researcher, revealed that the number of people who have frequent mental distress seems to be growing. In fact, in some areas like Mississippi, Oklahoma, and West … [Read more...]