Author Archives: Joan


When I began playing golf in 1958, changes in golfers’ handicaps were determined by our club pro so all members had an equal playing field.  He knew all the members’ playing abilities and was known to cut a handicap in … Continue reading


HAPPY HOLIDAYS! It’s that time of year again to put away your golf clubs while you gather together with your friends and loved ones to celebrate the holidays.  May all the joy and wonder of Christmas touch you and those you … Continue reading

Essential tools for your mental golf toolbox

The month of December signals the end of the year and forecasts the beginning of a new year. As this year winds down, it is an opportunity to look back and reflect on the successes you have had, the missed … Continue reading

Listen to your Inner Guidance on the Golf Course

How many times have you chosen a certain golf club and the ball falls short into the greenside bunker even though you felt you had hit a perfect shot? Did you then say to yourself; “I knew that I needed … Continue reading

Mental Rehearsal is the key to easily increasing your golf skills

Visualization or mental rehearsal is the easiest way to increase your physical golf abilities. Your unconscious mind does not differentiate real from unreal. As you imagine your golf swing, your neurons fire in exactly the same patterns they would follow … Continue reading

Do you have the confidence to win your big golf tournament?

Confidence is your ability to like yourself no mater how well you are playing. Because golf can be a humbling game, you need higher than average self-esteem to survive the ups and downs inherent in the sport. Good self-esteem enables … Continue reading


The 2019 golf tournament season is winding down now with winners being decided in league and club championships all the way up to the PGA Tour Fed Ex Cup playoffs August 8-25 for the $15 million bonus prize. Whether you are … Continue reading

How Do I Recapture My Passion for Golf?

This May 2019 article was published in online magazine: When you play well, golf is fun. Golf is a game, and as such should be rewarding by itself, just for the experience. Golf can be made more enjoyable when … Continue reading

Self Management on the Golf Course for Peak Performances

The first part of learning the game of golf is how to strike the ball and then how to hit shots with different clubs. The second part is how to manage yourself and how to make the most of your … Continue reading

What did we learn from Sergio Garcia’s missed 4-inch putt?

Unlike other sports, the game of golf can be played in multiple different game formats. In Stroke Play, the lowest number of strokes taken determines the winner. In Match Play one golfer plays against another and each hole is a … Continue reading