|Greetings from Suzanne||Thursday, 10 February 2011|
Check out this great article I just found on BusinessNewsDaily. Click here to check it out!
Pressure, fear and doubt are integral parts of the game of golf, and they’re all tough to overcome. But what, more than anything, sends your pulse racing and a rush of adrenalin surging through your body?
To many, the sight of a ball in a bunker leads to a sense of dread – it shouldn’t, bunker shots are really easy if you follow some simple technical steps and have the right hardware – but THE single obstacle; the hazard that consumes more golf balls and destroys more scorecards than any other, must surely be WATER.
“It’s like having a 3 o’clock appointment for a root canal; you’re thinking about it all morning and you feel bad all day,” TOUR veteran Mark Calcavecchia says. “You kind of know sooner or later you’ve got to get to it.”
So what can a golfer do to improve his odds when the fear strikes and the pulse races? Simple. Firstly know your yardages; you need to know that a well struck 9-Iron will put you in the middle of the green if you’re to commit to the shot. Then you need a reliable pre-shot routine. In times of stress or pressure people go to what they know and what seems familiar; with a proper pre-shot routine your muscle memory will kick in and increase your chances of clearing whatever obstacle is giving you cause to worry.
Whether you need to accurately ‘distance map’ your bag or find yourself a routine that’s easily replicated we can help. Just swing by the shop and ask or click here to send me a message.
|HIT IT STRAIGHTER WHEN THE WIND BLOWS|
|IS THERE REALLY SUCH A THING AS ‘AVERAGE’?|
|We repeat the message constantly; there is no “one size fits all” in golf. But, if you shoot85 week-in-week-out, which part of your game do you need to look at in order to get that
down to 79? That’s where stats offer so much value and, while you have to compare like to
like, it’s interesting to see where you stand compared to “the norm”.