2008 Golfing Goals
Improve Your Golf Game Significantly
So, what’s in store for your golf game this year? Will this be a year of improvement for you? I hope so. We all know how hard it is to improve at this game. Significant, long term improvement usually only occurs when we make improvements to ourselves, not our equipment. It is really hard, if not impossible, to BUY a good game.
As you look towards another golf season, I encourage you to make a commitment for significant improvement this season. Here is my list of what you can work on to improve. Every golfer can improve in these two important areas.
1. Short Game
The short game (100 yards and in, including putting) makes up over half the shots for most golfers. A modest improvement here will definitely drop strokes from your score. If you average 90, then probably over 45 shots are within 100 yards. Even a modest 5% improvement will shave an average of 2 shots off your score. To improve, do the following:
- Get a copy of Dave Pelz’s Short Game Bible. It’ll make you dramatically aware of the different facets of the short game and steer you towards improvement. CLICK HERE for more.
- Dedicate any and all practice time this season to just the short game. Forget about beating balls on the driving range. The key to the short game is feel and confidence. The more you practice, the more confident you’ll become.
- If you don’t already, start playing a high performance (high spin and great feel) ball such as the Titleist Pro-V1 or NIKE ONE. The more backspin you can put on the ball on pitch shots, the closer you’ll be able to get to the hole. Plus, great feel on the putter will improve your touch.
Get a copy of my latest study on golf ball distances. It analyzes actual distance data for the game’s most popular balls. Find out which balls are the longest, which balls have the greatest length as well as spin and feel and what you should look at when buying a golf ball. CLICK HERE for more.
2. Mental Game
Controlling your emotions is essential to playing to your potential day in and day out. Learning how your mind works in enabling you to hit great shots is as important as learning how your mind can sabotage your performance.
Do you have trouble taking your game from the practice area to the course? If so, it’s probably how you view your game mentally. You can make significant improvement to your game by improving your mental outlook and how you react to various situations such has recovering from a bad hole or a great hole.
There are many resources that can enable you to improve your mental game: books, CDs, newsletters, workshops, email. I’d recommend the following:
- Peak Sport Network -- provides powerful strategies for Boosting Mental Toughness.
Dr. Cohn, a leading sports psychologist, leads the group. His free newsletter is excellent. He also provides lots of free tips on his site as well as his blog.
Take a look by CLICKING HERE.
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Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance
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If you'd like some help with your mental game, fellow Canadain, Lisa Brown is a mental toughness coach for National and Olympic athletes, and she has written some excellent ebooks. Click HERE to take a look. If you have any other great ideas of why or how to use new golf technology to improve, please share them with me and I'll include them in the next newsletter. Submit your suggestions HERE .
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site is to utilize science and math to lower your score.
New technology is one way to achieve this, but to be
honest, the technology is one small piece of the
puzzle.To actually improve
significantly, we all need to:
1. Improve our swings
using CD Interactive, Hit
2. Learn how much putts break by using BreakMaster Green Reader!
3. Improve our physical
fitness and strength.
Golf Trainer Power Performance ProgramT and Ultimate
Golf Fitness Ebook
4. Improve our mental
5. Improve our Probable
Golf games. Learn how to make better choices on the
course through knowing how shot patterns and reading the
elements and course better.Click on the links above
to take a look at ways that I personally use myself and
recommend you try as well.
Hope I provided some useful ways for you to
become better prepared for you best golf season
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