Category: Mental Game

Being Hopelessly Optimistic on the Golf Course

During the third round of the RBC Heritage, Jonathan Byrd stood on the par 4, 8th tee at -2 for the tournament, hit some trees with his tee ball, and ended up left out of bounds. He re-teed, and hit another ball out of bounds, right. His third drive ended up in the fairway. Byrd …

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Will Chewing Gum Improve Your Golf Game?

As the final round of the Zozo Championship wound down this past Sunday, viewers may have noticed eventual winner, Patrick Cantlay, doing something a bit unusual for professional golfers: chewing gum. Cantlay isn’t alone with this oral fix. Jordan Spieth, Vijay Singh, Phil Mickelson and the great Tiger Woods – are all noted for gum-chewing …

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Play Better Golf: You Often Get What You Expect

Came across an interesting tweet from former PGA Tour professional, Bob Friend. https://twitter.com/BobFriend_Golf/status/1304932158214201344 Now, Friend is being a bit self-depreciating here. He’s an excellent player with an impressive golf resume. But, his point is that in golf, we often get what we expect. Trust, and remaining calm – like he says – are also key …

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Play Golf With (Controlled) Recklessness

I recently came across this short Secret Golf interview segment of PGA Tour player, Patton Kizzire talking about advice he heard from the great Jackie Burke. In it, Burke talks about playing with a “controlled recklessness”. “Controlled recklessness”. These words of wisdom from Mr Jackie Burke have helped @pkizzire… pic.twitter.com/ywmVEU7RuL — Secret Golf (@SecretGolf) July …

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