The Most Frustrating Shot In Golf: A New Perspective

What is the most frustrating shot in golf? Most amateur golfers would vote unanimously for the recalcitrant “slice”. The novice, might consider topping the ball a shorter distance than they could kick it, the ultimate embarrassment. For the low handicap golfer, missing a two-foot putt for par could be the epitome of frustration. It’s perfectly logical to be upset over a poor shot, especially when you understand the underlying cause. Would you consider a shot hit on the “sweetspot”, a source of frustration? In this article, we offer a different viewpoint on the potential level of frustration inherent in a perfect shot. You can decide whether the argument is valid, or simply a literary device to help you break through the mental barriers of traditional golf instruction.

Muscle Memory: Bridging the Gap Between Knowledge and Results

The game of golf is replete with misconceptions that are beneath our conscious awareness. These beliefs impose limits far beyond the lack of technical skill. Are you familiar with the concept of muscle memory? The basic theory is, that the more you practice, the better you should play. If muscle memory is simply a by-product of hitting more practice balls, then every dedicated golfer would be scoring in the low eighties. It’s not uncommon to hear a golfer lament, that the more they practice, the worse they play. How often have you played a stellar game after an extended layoff? Is muscle memory “real”, or just a rational excuse for a lack of improvement? In this article, we challenge the accepted definition of muscle memory, in the hopes of bridging the gap between knowledge and results.

The Essence of Effective Instruction: Less Is More

Despite quantum advances in equipment technology, the “average” golfer struggles to break ninety. According to figures compiled by the United States Golf Association statistics, this figure hasn’t changed appreciably in forty years! Could professional golf instruction be largely responsible for the disturbing lack of improvement in the national handicap? In this article, we look at a paradigm of golf instruction and disclose a potential trap that creates an ever-widening gap between knowledge and results for the once-a-week golfer.

The Biggest Roadblock To Improvement for the Once-A-Week Golfer

How often have you hit shots like a tour pro on the practice range and then proceeded to slice the first tee shot out of bounds? How can your swing disappear during the ten minute walk from the clubhouse to the first tee? In this article, we look at the unique relationship between practice and playing in golf.

The Golf Lesson Paradox

Do you take lessons every year and practice diligently, but only realize marginal improvement? Is it any wonder that only ten percent of golfers invest in professional instruction after the second year? The key to guaranteed improvement is setting realistic expectations and continually modifying them as you improve. If golfers adopted this practice, then perhaps one day, golf lessons could come with a thirty-day guarantee. This article is part one in a three part series that looks at the stigma surrounding professional instruction for the once-a-week golfer.

Seven Surprising Benefits of a Golf Membership

Without a golf membership at a local club, golfing can be an expensive hobby to maintain. Here are a few things golfers can expect once they join a club.

How To Bridge the Gap Between Thought and Feeling

What can you learn from the worlds’ best players? Is there a common element found in every consistent swing? Every player has a unique style. The only pattern is a sequence of movements that each player follows before every shot. In golf parlance, this ritual is referred to as a pre-shot routine. The value of these seemingly innocuous movements, is their ability to automatically bridge the gap between thought and feeling. It enables the worlds best golfers to play on autopilot, and with a little due diligence, it can work wonders for your game! This article illustrates a common misconception about pre-shot routines, and offers guidelines to help you discover the formula to consistently play to the best of your ability.

Correct Equipment Always Makes Life Easier

Every golf player understands the frustration that comes with not having proper equipment. Not only as far as the correct clubs are concerned, but also in terms of having the correct holders for your clubs.

Considering a Junior Golf Membership? Engage Young Players With This History Lesson

Golf is more than a game for adults – it’s a sport heavily steeped in history. Teaching kids the history of the game may encourage them to consider a junior golf membership.

Curious Facts About Golf and Its History

Golf is an interesting game that can be played by young and old, men and women around the globe and as the history shows – even in space. If you are not a golf-lover yet, discover these curious facts that may trigger your interest.

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