Mental Game

Mental Game

 

First Tee Jitters

First Tee Jitters

First Tee JittersIn a resent poll taken on our Instagram account we learned that over 80 percent of you suffer from first tee jitters.  It is totally understandable for sure!  I have found that the best way to overcome this is to plan!  Create a mentally stable...

Golf Match Play-Think A Different Way

Golf Match Play-Think A Different Way   Playing match play golf has been around for centuries.  With a handicap system to equal the field, just about anyone can beat anyone on any given day. That's what makes it so much fun to play.  All inclusive. I have had a...

Coach

Okay, remember what I talked about: Coach Tiger 1. look at your grip 2. where are your feet? 3. where are your hands? 4. what’s your target? 5. what’s your head position? Now, swing... Golf is a tough game-mostly played between the ears. That being said, when we...

The Big Miss Review

Perspective can be a funny thing. Many times we as fans believe those in the media spotlight fit a specific mold. This can be movie stars, politicians, and athletes.  It's not until we get insight into their "world" when we are able to take a step back and assess who...

Prepared

What makes the tour pro’s great? Anyone... Anyone... I’m sure if you tried to answer and someone was nearby to actually hear you, you’d answer with a list of attributes. The one attribute that I am interested in is preparedness. How to do you prepare to golf? We can...

The Long And Short Of It

Let me take you back to the The (British) Open.  Adam Scott, until the last three holes, was in complete command. Ernie Els was steady and sank a birdie putt on the 18th.  No big deal.  But, Scott did not drive the ball in the fairway on the 18th and subsequently made...

Mental Toughness

It goes without saying you need to be mentally tough to compete and possibly even win the United States Open.  There is, obviously, a long list of players who have won the tournament, however, the list is quite short of players who were lucky to win.  Most, if not all...

Soft Spot

Earlier this week, I asked Mike what he thought would be a good topic to write about when it comes to the mental side of the game.  He threw out the notion of #17 at Sawgrass which allows for insight into the mental anguish players may feel on the tee.  The island...

Results?

So, I’ve had some time for this to sink in and I still don’t understand it.  I’ve tried to see it from other perspectives but simply cannot.  Thinking he might be not aware of the situation isn’t going to work.  Thinking his caddy doesn’t understand the magnitude of...

Conviction

The Transitions Championship has just concluded with Luke Donald sinking a 6 foot putt for the playoff win and world number one ranking (again). In the playoff were three other players, one with an impressive pedigree and the other two not so much. There was someone...

Destination

Goals. We all have them. Whether it be at work or play, we are inherently built for autonomy, mastery and learning.  I"m physically fit enough to strike a golf ball within reason.  But last summer and the summer before, that was not happening.  I continued to hit...

TEAM MFG BLOG

The Origins of The Masters Theme Song

The Origins of the Masters Theme Song So where did the Masters theme song come from?  That iconic music you hear every year around Masters time.  So soothing and peaceful. Makes you think of azaleas, beautiful green...

Feel That Pressure On Your Thumb

Feel That Pressure On Your Thumb Keeping your hands together on the club is super important. If they seperate you lose control. Here we use trail hand thumb pressure to improve impact. Please leave your comments...

How To Aim A Golf Shot

How To Aim A Golf Shot   Golf is a side-on game. You stand to the side of the golf ball. In order to have a chance to hit the ball at your intended target, you have to be aiming relatively parallel to it. In the...

How To Stop The Flippers!

How To Stop The Flippers  One common problem I often see when I coach the short game is something I call the "flippers".  As I often say, Flipper lives at Sea World, not on the golf course.  The flippers is a...

Learn the “Pinkie Curl” Pitch Golf Shot

Learn the "Pinkie Curl" Pitch Golf ShotIn this video Mike teaches you the Pinkie Curl shot. A pitch golf shot used when you have to hit a soft landing shot around the green.With over 25 years of teaching experience,...

How To Regrip A Golf Club

How To Regrip A Golf Club   In this video, Mike spends some time with Steve Heuston owner of Precision Fit Golf teaching us the finer points of how to regrip a golf club. Most people do not really think too much...

The Long And Short Of It

Let me take you back to the The (British) Open.  Adam Scott, until the last three holes, was in complete command. Ernie Els was steady and sank a birdie putt on the 18th.  No big deal.  But, Scott did not drive the...

How To Repair A Ball Mark

How To Repair A Ball Mark   The USGA has released a great video about repairing ball marks we wanted to share with you.  In the following video, find out why it's important to fix a ball mark and why doing it...

Hitting Approach Shots Over Hazards

Hitting Approach Shots Over Hazards   Are you the person that has the "special" ball that you put into play when you are faced with an approach shot over a hazard like water?  Well, say goodbye to those old balls...

The Center Of Your Pelvis And Short Game

The Center Of Your Pelvis And Short Game  The center of the pelvis plays a big role in your short game shots.  In this video, Mike shows how the pelvis and ball position interact with each other.With over 25 years...

Results?

So, I’ve had some time for this to sink in and I still don’t understand it.  I’ve tried to see it from other perspectives but simply cannot.  Thinking he might be not aware of the situation isn’t going to work. ...

Where Does The Term Birdie Come From?

Where Does The Term Birdie Come From? We all love making birdies.  Who doesn't right?  But did you know the origin of the term?  Well, in golf history standards the term birdie isn't that old at all. Atlantic City...

Play Faster Golf

Play Faster Golf   A movement across America in the last several years has been finding ways to play faster golf.  One of the main reasons why golf has been on the decline lately is because people don't feel they...

How Your Sand Wedge Works

How Your Sand Wedge Works   Let's start with a little history.... The first golf wedge to be played was the pitching wedge, also known as a jigger. This was the best option golfers had for difficult shots until...

How To Move In The Golf Swing

How To Move In The Golf SwingMusic always gets people to move! In this video Mike shows how to move properly in the back swing. Left shoulder down, right hip back.

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