Furyk is my favorite golfer to use as an example of being successful without having a perfect golf swing, and of showcasing one of my favorite topics: the value of having an effective golf swing vs. an efficient golf swing.
Monthly Archive: September 2010
Golf is a game of confidence. If confidence is so important then the more we know about confidence and the more confident we can be on the course the better we’ll play. My research shows that the three most important aspects of confidence are comfort, commitment, and concentration.
Earlier last week I was able to get in to see the orthopedic doctor to have him look at my left shoulder. He was kind enough to allow me to video the part where we talked about his preliminary diagnosis of the soreness in my left shoulder and possible rotator cuff damage.
You know you are going to have bad holes and bad rounds. How you deal with them is your choice. You can choose to take something positive out of every experience and get better next time, or you can mope and cry. The important thing to remember is that the way you interpret things really is your choice.
A quality practice should combine elements of both mechanics to improve efficiency, and target focus to improve effectiveness. Plus a little fun. Try these range challenge games if you really want to improve your practice time and your scores on the golf course.
What you can learn about golf from Charlie Hoffman’s win at the Deutsche Bank Championship. Stay left, stay athletic, stay down for bunker shots
I want you to feel at home when you are on the Target Centered Golf site, and I think the new tag line will really reinforce the idea of finding compelling and practical resources to help with the things you want most. My thanks again to all of you who participated in the tag line contest!
Come along with me as I travel to Mesquite, NV to compete in the Regional Long Drive Championship. I hit my best ball of the day – 385 yards – and wound up on top! Exceeded my own expectations. I can’t tell you how exciting it was to get back in the winner’s circle, and to earn my spot at the Worlds!
Eric Jones, the 2003 RE/MAX World Long Drive Senior Champion, and Tomislav Kralj hit the two longest balls in the Senior Division finals using Claymore shafts and both will now advance to the World Championship. All of the finalists were playing drivers built by professional clubfitter John Greenwood of of Greenwoods Golf in Dublin, Calif.
If you want to score well the key is short game effectiveness. Kuchar was consistent, Laird was gritty. Knowing your favorite wedge distance is a key for making birdies. Having a reliable and predictable chip shot is a key for saving par when you miss the green.
Over time my student had fallen into the habit of “ball focus” rather than target focus. He was so focused on getting the club to the ball square that his body was orienting to the ball at impact, rather than orienting to the target. That was creating the crunch. It was turning into a habit, and making his slice worse.