Author Archives: Joan

SUPERSTITIOUS GOLF

Superstitions give golfers a feeling of luck based on their past performances. Some golfers believe superstitions help them to avoid bad luck and that their performances would fail without them. What will the pros who are superstitious think and feel … Continue reading

IMPROVE YOUR GOLF FOCUS

Now that the major championships are over and the golf season is drawing to a close, it is a good time to evaluate your golf game and instill new mindsets in preparation for a solid start next year. In short, … Continue reading

Do Slow Golfers Frustrate You?

LPGA Stacy Lewis had to develop a strong mindset for slow play to win the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open August 17th. Lewis said, “the pace of play is dreadfully slow, and that doesn’t play into my favor. People I’m … Continue reading

How do I play golf one shot at a time?

Golf is called a mental game because you need to manage your thoughts to play well. Internal or external distractions keep golfers from playing at their peak performance levels. Your mind is most alert and calm when you are focused … Continue reading

Do Your thoughts get in the way of your golf game?

Automatic Negative Thoughts (ANT) Do you think you are a positive person? According to the National Science Foundation, the average person has about 12,000 to 60,000 thoughts every day. Of those thoughts, 80% are negative and 95% are the same … Continue reading

Use Your Imagination to Create Your Golf Game

All extraordinarily successful athletes and people use their imagination to create what they want in their future, and then they bring it into the present. They imagine what they want to do, and then they act as if it has … Continue reading

PLAYING GOLF VS. SELF-QUARANTINE

Golf courses are opening up now after the two-month global shut down, offering golfers a welcome outlet after the mandated layoff. Here in western North Carolina, the golf courses remained open using the new social distancing guidelines that permit outdoor … Continue reading

Deep Breathing is the Key to Better Golf

Breathing is the most important physiological function of your body. You can live 40 days without food, ten days without water, but only five to ten minutes without oxygen. The whole world is shut down now because of the fear … Continue reading

Get ready for springtime golf

Golf courses are in the process of returning slowly to their summer conditions. Take a hint from nature and plan the return to your golf game by creating it one step at a time to develop your confidence. It is … Continue reading

FEBRUARY 2020 — A LEAP YEAR FOR GOLF

A Leap Year is a year where a day is added to the shortest month; February 29. Because of this extra day, this year will have 366 days instead of 365, one extra day to play golf. This extra day … Continue reading