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Finally, the weather is improving and most of us have had a chance to get out and play. How are you doing?  Are you happy with your game? Hitting it the way you like? Getting it up and down? Making most of your putts? Or, are you struggling?  That slice just has not disappeared.  Maybe you are continuing to chunk your chips? I have had the honor of witnessing an extreme…

Are you a risk-taker or do you prefer to play it safe?  Do you map out the course and know all the yardages or do you just wing it? Many of you might have taken a DISC or Meyers Briggs Assessment at work to discover your personal behavior style. Knowing your golf personality can help you play better. I have been so intrigued with behavior and motivation that I became ce…

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Have you ever stood over a shot that meant something to you and felt nerves?  Were you afraid to draw the club back? Maybe you couldn’t even move? Did you feel your heart pounding? Any dedicated, committed players know that feeling.  It doesn’t matter if it is for a quarter, $5, or to win the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship. I wonder what Jennife…

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How important is the ability to bounce back and recover from a setback in golf? It's only the most important thing. Why? Because we all miss shots. The Players Championships is this week. The first-round leaders — Tommy Fleetwood and Keegan Bradley — played terribly last Saturday in Orlando at Bay Hill. Bradley shot 75 and Fleetwood shot 76. Why is that a big deal…

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Anything and everything to do with the game of golf was happening last week in Orlando with the annual PGA Merchandise Show. The week started with Demo Day on Tuesday. Held at Orange County National Golf Club, you got an opportunity to try all the latest equipment. Orange County’s driving range and practice facility are the largest in America, so this was the perfect pl…

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With the holidays almost over, my question for you is, “What do you want to improve for 2019?" When I ask my students what they want, the stock answer I get about 95 percent of the time is, “I want to be more consistent.” "Great," I would respond, “Define consistent for me.” Sometimes they don’t have an answer. I would define it as being able to hit the same shot …

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In my preview column, I explained the nail. What is your why?  You need to decide if you are motivated by stopping pain or seeking reward.  I have found that many of my students are avoiding the truth.  They either don’t understand the cause of their failure or refuse to acknowledge it. Denial is not a good thing. When the Legends Tour was first starting, I was on a mis…

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In my last column, I discussed how to plan, prepare, and produce a golf shot. Now I’m going to help you understand why the ball goes where it does and how to fix it. There are a few prerequisites first. • The ball cannot move on its own. • The ball goes where the face points ... always! • The only thing touching the club is YOU! If you understand the three stat…