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Four Step Set-Up Routine

June 9, 2016
Four Step Set-Up Routine

There is no better feeling and setting up to a shot completely confident that you’re standing correctly to the ball and lined up to your target. The opposite is also true.  Doubts about the distance you’re standing from the ball or whether your clubface and body are lined up to your target, is often the beginning of what […]

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Instant Confidence

September 10, 2015
Instant Confidence

Whenever I ask a group of golfers which aspect of their game they would like to improve the most, the majority mention a mental/emotional skill.  The most common response is a desire to increase their confidence. Your confidence levels change according to how you are performing, which is quite normal.  The more you have a […]

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Beating First Tee Nerves

February 23, 2015
Beating First Tee Nerves

First tee nerves affect everyone, from beginners to seasoned professionals.  Knowing that alone can be helpful, but having some strategies for dealing with the nerves is even more useful. Here are some ideas you can try which have proven useful with a range of players.   For more ideas on improving your mental skills for […]

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Dave Buttifant: Sports Science and Ancient Greeks

January 23, 2015 0 Comments
Dave Buttifant: Sports Science and Ancient Greeks

It doesn’t matter how far sports science takes us in the future, there are lessons from the Ancient Greeks which are as relevant today as they were thousands of years ago. Today’s guest David Buttifant recognises this at the same time as he leads innovation in the sports science field. Dave is one of Australia’s […]

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The Fifth Element

January 21, 2015
The Fifth Element

The Four Step Shot Routine gives you the best chance of performing any shot well.  The fifth element of your shot routine is your post-shot response.  This is arguably the most important as it sets the scene for what is to come. Regardless of how well you prepare, every time you hit a shot you […]

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James Tomkins: Perform under Pressure

January 16, 2015 0 Comments
James Tomkins: Perform under Pressure

Does the thought of taking a year off as part of preparation for and Olympic gold medal or World Championship performance scare you?  It did me.  But that is exactly what James Tomkins did after each Olympic campaign.  The result was three Olympic gold and one bronze medals together with seven World Championship gold medals. […]

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Pia Nilsson: World’s Leading Female Golf Coach

January 8, 2015
Pia Nilsson: World’s Leading Female Golf Coach

When Swedish golf was in its golden era, the coach at the helm was Pia Nilsson.  Since then she has been at the forefront of golf coaching.  Pia is recognised as the world’s leading female golf coach and has a knack of finding out what is required for players of all levels to improve their […]

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5 Tips to Avoid Paralysis from Over Analysis

December 16, 2014 0 Comments
5 Tips to Avoid Paralysis from Over Analysis

The pressure is on. You are about to play an important shot. What should you think about? How much should you think? Golfing nirvana (apparently) is where you don’t think about anything as you are playing a shot.  In Caddyshack, Ty Webb had this to say, “I’m going to give you a little advice. There’s […]

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Karl Morris: 3 Phases of Golf

November 30, 2014
Karl Morris: 3 Phases of Golf

Imagine you are leading a major professional tournament and as you walk to the tee your thoughts are about ‘topping’ the ball?  That’s what happened to Graeme McDowell.  Find out from Karl Morris what happened next. Karl is mental skills coach to US Open and British Open winners, among others.  He talks about the traits […]

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Steve Bann: Developing Competitiveness

November 23, 2014 1 Comment
Steve Bann: Developing Competitiveness

One trait that separates the very best golfers from the rest is that they are ultra competitive.  Steve Bann, coach to PGA Tour stars Stuart Appleby and KJ Choi and LPGA winner Jennifer Johnson, talks about how he helps train the skills required to compete against the world’s best.  You will learn how you can […]

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