Author Archives: Joan

Are you prepared to play good spring golf?

It’s the first warm, sunny day of spring. The grass on the golf course is growing. The greens and fairways are a bright green color. The daffodils and tulips have rapidly broken through the surface of the earth and are bursting … Continue reading

Sergio Garcia Changed his Mental Game to Win the Masters

If you watched the Masters on Sunday you were privileged to watch the transformation that had occurred within Sergio Garcia, the 2017 Master Champion. Sergio began his professional career at the age of 19. He has superb talent and a brilliant … Continue reading

Are the Rules of Golf too severe?

In January we were told that the governing bodies of golf were changing the complicated Rules of Golf into a format that could be more easily understood and applied. It’s a toss-up whether filing our IRS forms or reading the Rules … Continue reading

Your core beliefs can destroy your golf game

In rehearsal for last Monday night’s Dancing with the Stars, 47-year-old Olympian ice skater Nancy Kerrigan, tearfully showed her personal core belief of inadequacy when her dancing partner Artem Chigvintsev told her she looked good. In her skating career Kerrigan … Continue reading

What is your attitude on the golf course?

Having a good attitude during a round of golf and in your everyday life is essential for success and happiness. Your attitude is just a habit of thought that you have put into your subconscious mind. Your attitude is reflected … Continue reading

Your Inner Child Determines Your Golf Performance

My self-hypnosis CDs that are most in demand are “Fearless Golf” and “Release from Performance Anxiety.” These two powerful emotions, fear and anxiety, can control our lives and our performances. Golfers are amazed when these emotions pop up in their golf … Continue reading

Keep your mind in the present on the golf course

The first step in learning to concentrate and stay in the present moment with the action is to rewire your brain through changing your thoughts.  The self-talk you have in your head is either voices from your past (fear) that … Continue reading

What are your beliefs that keep you from low golf scores?

What you believe you will produce in your life and in your golf game Are you successful because you believe in yourself, or Do you only believe you are successful when you win? A strong mental game promotes success when … Continue reading

Develop a Consistent Preshot Golf Routine Now

With spring fast approaching, now is the time to prepare for your return to the golf course. Since golf is in large part a mind game, mental skill practice can be done indoors in your own home. In addition to putting on … Continue reading

Anger is an Emotional Golf Hazard

“What do you do when you get angry on the golf course?* Because of the behavior that was acceptable in your early childhood environment, you can express anger in different ways. Road rage and throwing golf clubs are examples. Some … Continue reading