"Act Without Expectation"
What does golf teach you? Approach the game asking this question. Is the game attempting to speak to you from a bigger perspective? We know that golf is a game, but it is also a chance to do some self reflection. The ball sits there until we hit it. We may have fun with our friends out on the course drinking beer and enjoying the social aspects. But if we sit quietly for a moment and think about the times we have played our best, what is happening? The best players in the world understand that and become masters at using the game as their teacher and their method for self development.
For me personally, I find the constant need to slow down, to stop and smell the roses. Golf gives me that outlet, if I let it. Start to pay attention to what the 4 - 5 hours is wanting to teach you or the solitude in hitting a bucket of balls. If we learn to ask different questions, we might like the answers and the game can become more than hitting a little white ball into a hole. It can be a chance to improve ourselves a little and grow in the process.
Rob Labritz discusses feelings to prevent a slice #closethattoe. He is year in and year out a top teacher and great player having played in multiple PGA Championships. Watch this short video sure to help you on the links this weekend. Enjoy this weeks Medal Play Buzz
We constantly think about improving our eating and drinking more water to improve our health. How many of us think about improving our breathing? Watch this TEDx Talk and get inspired to learn to breathe better!
Super excitinng to compete in the Spartan Sprint in Tampa, FL in 2015. Testing the body will challenge and toughen your mind, a key ingredient to competitive golf. Come work with me, I will have your heart pumping while learning to execute putts, chips and tee shots that replicate what your nervous system experiences during tournament play!
Enjoy a unique golf experience at our historic course. Warm up in our state of the art Golf simulator, have lunch before or after 9 holes with professional golfer and golf coach Josh McCumber. Hear stories about playing in the US Open, going to PGA TOUR qualifying school, growing up with a PGA TOUR champion uncle while also getting expert tips to help you with your game. Click here to email Josh for details and to sign up as a single or with one or two friends.
A great warm-up exercise for the shoulders. Great to do during a workout, before you play or after a long back up on a tee. Please post how you incorporate these exercises into your routine.
I wrote a blog post last year after I played the U.S. Open qualifier at Lake Jovita, it was my first competitive round in over two years and the post was titled Why Playing Competitive Golf Makes Me A Better Coach. I firmly believe it as I've played a few more competitive rounds since then. I've always prided myself on being a coach from the players perspective looking at it from the players eyes what the player feels what the player sees and when you play in competition and you play in tournament golf it really helps you relate and remember that this game is not perfect, there are lots of challenges emotionally and mentally to play this game at a very high-level and compete with the worlds best. It reminds me when I compete what the best players are focused on and what they work their tails off to do.
As we play competitive golf keep in mind a couple of key thoughts and key goals when you play your next round. The best players in the world spend a lot of energy in getting themselves as relaxed as possible, actually better said in the zone that allows them to be creative to use their imaginations, trust their instincts and make good decisions in the heat of the moment.
Play the game...enjoy the walk!
Professional Golfer, Golf Coach, Director of Golf for SFA, #UF, #Gator Grad, sports fan, musician, student of life & all things social. Married to an amazing woman with two incredible children.