Author Archives: Joan

Manage your anger and frustration on the golf course

The following article was published this week on Womens Golf emagazine at https://www.womensgolf.com/anger 4 Ways to Manage Your Anger and Frustration on the Golf Course Try these proven mental strategies from Joan King the next time you feel your anger, stress, and … Continue reading

What do you do when you get the first-tee jitters?

The players in the Ryder Cup say that teeing off at the first hole the first time is the most frightening experience they have ever had. The Ryder Cup is no ordinary tournament. This year’s Ryder Cup was EXTRAordinary. The … Continue reading

How good is your golf course management?

PLAN AHEAD FOR GOOD GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT Do you have a presupposition about the toughness of the golf course you are going to play? Are you visually intimidated by the many water holes, fairway bunkers, tree-lined fairways, mounds, railroad ties, … Continue reading

Take the fear out of important putts

The winners of the 2018 Ryder Cup matches were once again determined by the most important putts made at the most crucial times. Over and over again we watched the American team miss make able putts to lose holes. In … Continue reading

Life Lessons Learned on the Golf Course

I remember as a beginner the hardest part of learning to hit the golf ball was getting all the parts of my body moving together. This was an unnatural movement as it was done sideways like hitting a baseball, but … Continue reading

Model Your Golf Game on Successful Behaviors

Model your golf game on success Modeling is the basis of Neuro Linguistic Programming. NLP is the study of the internal maps in successful people’s brains, and then modeling their patterns of successful behaviors. Children are the most accelerated learners. … Continue reading

Program Your Mind for Successful Golf

We are all creating our own reality. There is a universal law that states that like attracts like. This law of attraction is constantly running within us and does exactly what you are thinking. When we feel negative experiences like … Continue reading

Breathe Your Way to Better Golf

 The best state for performing to your golf game potential is when your body is relaxed and your mind is alert and focused. Deep breathing is the way to access this state. “Natural Relaxed Breathing*  THE WAY YOU breathe can … Continue reading

Plan your golf and play your plan

Plan your work and work your plan, is a mental strategy you can develop to improve your golf performances. Since golf is a game, I choose to use the word play instead of work. Even if you have played your home … Continue reading

Short Game Golf at the Masters

Spring golf is heralded in today as the first round of golf begins at the 82nd Masters Tournament at The Augusta National Golf Club. It is the only major of the four major professional tournaments to be held at the … Continue reading