In the Golf Zone

Monthly Archives: May 2016

“Be decisive. A wrong decision is generally less disastrous than an indecision. ” – Bernhard Langer

What is the Players? About: Last week the Players Championship took place at TPC Sawgrass outside of Jacksonville Florida. The Players Championship is the flagship event of the PGA tour; and it is considered by players and fans alike as the unofficial 5th major of the year. The tournament has the strongest field of any golf tournament in the entire world, and the stadium stage only adds to the aura of the… Read More

A great visualization technique and green reading tip is to “see the line” before you put. By this I mean try to mentally trace the line that the ball will roll on in order to fall into the cup. All great putters do this, as it boosts confidence on the greens.  When you see a line that you like can trust, it is very easy to pull the trigger. This may take… Read More

Many Professional golfers have a tilt in their spine at the address of a tee shot. Tilting can be hard to remember or have inconsistencies within a routine. One simple way to set up like the PGA Tour players and be consistent is to touch your knee at address. First setup with your non-dominant hand as depicted below. Then simply touch your knee with your dominant hand to create a tilt. This… Read More

Of all the hazards, fear is the worst. -Sam Snead

One way to create an impact on your golf game and self-esteem is through positive self-talk. No, this doesn’t entail you being over joyed and giggly when out on the golf course (though smiling tends to help). Positive self-talk actually means re-enforcing in yourself what you want to do and achieve. Step 1: Get rid of the don’ts: It has been scientifically proven that the words “don’t” and “not” (negatives) rarely register… Read More

The one question I ask myself after every putt is not “did it go in?” but rather, “did it roll line over line?” By that I mean, did the ball have a smooth roll, end over end (or head over heels). This is a great way to test the purity of a putting stroke and is relatively simple. First, draw a line all the way around the golf ball. Then set up… Read More