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the hopes of not missing their tee time or the first hole or simply frustrated on the range or golf course because things aren’t going
their way . Golfers’ need to follow a course of action or regular plan that works for each individual to get them in the right
frame of mind before playing or practicing. For example, if you’re going to play, a solid course of action is sticking to your schedule
so you can manage your time effectively; make a check list of the necessities you require (food, balls, gloves, shoes) etc.
forgetting something can affect your mood and attitude and add some frustration to your day even prior to getting started. Start out
by allowing yourself a minimum of 60 minutes of time “at the course” before your scheduled tee time. Get in the car and cruise in
a calm manner to the course, listen to some easy listening music, fast paced music can get you in a different frame of mind and even
affect your tempo as the last song you listened to usually sticks in our heads, in some cases all day sub-consciously. Follow a regular
warm up routine. (stretching, short game, hitting session) Doing some of these related tasks will help get you in the right
frame of mind and will provide some structure toward getting your attitude on Team Positive so you can have a successful day on the
1. The action or power of focusing one’s attention or mental effort.
2. Dealing with one particular
thing above all others.
The ability to concentrate in golf is often mis-understood. Many players at the amateur level feel
the necessity to try and grind and concentrate for a 4 and half hour time frame. This is virtually impossible. What is very
important, is to understand how to focus in short bursts. The golf swing is on average 1.5 seconds and the fewer the thoughts the
better. Most of the time concentration is done in preparation to execute a shot. I prefer my students and players to get in
a 20 to 30 second bubble of concentration prior to hitting the shot and follow this routine throughout practice and of course play.
I know if you follow this kind of structured concentration you will increase your opportunity at producing a more desired outcome.
1. an affective state of consciousness in which joy, sorrow, fear, hate, or the like, is experienced, as distinguished from cognitive
and volitional states of consciousness.
This pertains to golf as it’s very important to remain on an even keel when playing.
There have been some players along the way such as David Duval, Fred Couples and Dustin Johnson to name a couple of current players
that have been criticized for not showing enough emotion. They have an innate ability to “control” their emotions and are never
too high and never too low and rarely show their frustrations. This ability has been a skill they have developed over the course
of their career as being able to accept the outcome or by product of the shot they executed. It may also be a personality trait, but
in tough pressure situations this skill is definitely an advantage. It provides a platform to remain calm. Players need to control
their fears. Perhaps, they’re afraid of specific shots on certain holes? Players need to control their joys, the holes they
do really well on and look forward to and even though they might not have played them yet, they might have thought too far ahead.
For example, “oh, #8 and # 11 are my birdie holes.” Some of this is set up by first starting off with a positive attitude, if
you stick to a few of the guidelines above, you’re ahead of the game. If you combine your positive Attitude along with some short
burst Concentration its a recipe for success. If you have a negative attitude or poor concentration this will undoubtedly build
up to a boiling point of frustration that we as professionals see in club throwing, cursing and other outbursts that will takeaway
from your experiences both present and future until you decide to change or realize you need to get your emotions in check.
are just a few of my brief thoughts on some Mental Game ideas that I know are beneficial. Jason Helman Golf is here to
coach you to a better game.
For the full experience, contact me for your next “coaching session.” e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Learn How To Control 3 Major Aspects of YourSelf
1. manner, disposition, feeling, position, etc., with regard to a person or thing; tendency or orientation, especially
of the mind: a negative attitude; positive attitude
2. position or posture of the body appropriate to or expressive of an action, emotion,
extremely important to approach golf with the right attitude or be in the correct frame of mind when you’re ready to play or practice.
Your’re either on Team Negative Attitude or Team Positive Attitude, obviously, it’s important to be on Team Positive. Too many
times we see the tendency of people rushing to the first tee un prepared, which usually means they’re feeling stressed while driving/speeding
to get to the course in
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The United States Golf Association and the R&A have published the new Rules of Golf for 2012-15. Changes in the Rules -
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Another thing to look out for this season is a bold trouser. Choose retro colours for a look that pops on the golf course. Team bright
daring pants with vintage style knitwear that has a retro pattern. Argyle and stripes are set to be a big this summer. You can find
the latest golfing fashions at Scottsdale
According to trendy golf magazines such as Golf Punk, golf is the new rock and roll. Their
pages are adorned with beautiful people on the golf course, in the latest swanky threads and tight fitting tank tops. Where fashion
and designer labels go, beautiful people follow, so it’s no wonder the clean and simple designs of these designer golf lines have
helped make golf cool. Brands likeLyle and Scott are now synonymous with style on the fairways.
Lyle and Scott – a Lifestyle
Lyle and Scott is a 21st Century lifestyle brand; the clothes are worn by PGA stars such as JesperParnevik and Aaron Baddeley.
And golf is now a major celebrity sport, meaning more celebrities then ever are wearing Lyle and Scott golf gear. Even off the fairways,
celebs have worn Lyle and Scott out and about.
Famous Players wear Lyle and Scott
Famous players have taken to the sport
in droves in recent years and designer brands such as Lyle and Scott have become even more high profile as a result. The words ‘street’
‘attitude’ and ‘fashion’ are mixing up the more middle class, traditional and dull image golf has laboured under in the past. Stars
such as Catherine Zeta Jones, King of Cool Samuel L Jackson and even our own Ant and Dec are addicted to swinging their clubs, and
can be seen sporting some impressive designer wear, including Lyle and Scott.
Golf – Designers Dominate
Golf is a sport
obsessed with clothes and fashion. Lyle and Scott features photos on its website of many golfing starts in dapper threads. Funky
and punk are words that dominate golf-style as the designers and celebs reclaim the game as their own. Golf clothing has never had
a sexy image, but all that has changed with the help of Lyle and Scott.
Sensible Slacks? Choose Lyle and Scott
And it isn’t
just the men who are making golf more rock’n’roll by turning their backs on sensible slacks and opting for Lyle and Scott threads
instead. Women golfers are leading the way when it comes to style on the golf course, with some celebrity golfers even launching their
own designer lines. Famous female golfers such as Sophie Sandolo are also changing the game’s image, becoming a glamour model for
the game – Sophie is naturally Italian and so has an inherent sense of fashion. Models, celebrities and pop stars – no wonder fashion
and golf have become such close bed partners.
New Fashion Trends on the Golf Course
Golfing fashion has helped turn golf into a game for the conventional into a game for the cool crowd. This season, golf is really
getting to grips with stand out style. There are a range of classy knits and smart cuts that will no doubt be showcased on the green
Whether you are a novice or an expert, choosing golf balls is crucial. Here are some invaluable tips on how to
select the proper ones for your level of play.
Choose a ball that is suitable to your skill level
If you are a novice, choose
the hard ones. If you are already a good player, you can opt to try using balls that have more spin, like the softer variant.
a ball that is compatible with your playing style
Are you a scratch player? If so, you will want to use a ball that is hard and gives
less spin. Are you a player that is more of a miss-hit type, then you may want to use a balata covered ball.
Know what level
of compression is suited to you
We define compression as the measure of how hard the ball is. A rule of thumb is that the harder the
compression, the harder the ball feels. Many players fall prey to the notion that a harder compressed ball can travel further. When
distance is your main consideration, you should look at the club head's speed. This factor is more important to distance compared
Familiarise yourself with the material
Aside from the traditional two piece balls, there are new companies out
there that are starting to incorporate metals such as titanium into their golf equipment. These manufacturers believe that since the
metals they use have a higher density and the gravity centre is more accurately produced, the balls they make create more spin. There
are some companies that make golf equipment with more durable, consistent, and have a soft feel. These balls are the more expensive
ones that are typically made with synthetic covers. You can find Srixon golf balls at www.118golf.co.uk
Buy only golf balls that
you can afford
We now live in economically challenging times. Petrol prices are getting higher, and items become more expensive. This
is why in purchasing golf equipment, make sure that you always live within your means. Define what is affordable, and stick to your
budget. There are balls in the market that may cost below £1.50 each. Other balls that may be made of similar materials will cost
higher because of the brand name that it carries. Always be aware of this. As a general rule, surlyn covered balls are relatively
cheap, while balata-covered balls are priced at a premium.
Choosing the Right Golf Ball for You
Authored by: Jessica Yates
Authored by: Jessica Yates