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10
Apr

What you can learn from the new Masters Champion, Sergio Garcia

Acceptance–This was the key mental game ingredient that lifted the new Masters champion, Sergio Garcia, to victory. In his younger days, Sergio Garcia would get upset when the bounces and breaks did not go his way. But as he matured as a person, Sergio Garcia stated that he learned to accept what Augusta National gives […]

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26
Feb

Which is the best emotional response following a missed shot?

Should I show my emotions during a round or stay calm? This is a question that I typically get asked from top level golfers. To answer this key question, let’s examine the winners of the last two events on the PGA tour. Jordan Spieth, winner at the AT&T Pebble Beach Proam, is fiery like a […]

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01
Jan

The Force is your attitude

The new Star Wars movie, Rogue One, is astronomical in terms of its praise and financial success. The Star Wars saga appeals to us in so many ways. Some enjoy the sci-fi aspect and imagine how our lives will be in the future. Others enjoy the cutting-edge special effects. From the start of this series, […]

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22
Dec

Goal setting for the upcoming year

The New Year is approaching, and if you are like me, you are a goal setter.   Goals are essential to our success. Psychologists have studied goal-setting for many years and tout their importance to performance. Specifically, goals get you focused on your task, keep you inspired under difficult times, and foster strategies to attain […]

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06
Oct

Ryder Cup Mental Game of Phil Michelson

I hope you got the pleasure to see the Ryder Cup this past week. Amazing play by the Americans and congrats!!! The person who stuck out most to me during these matches is Phil Michelson. Why?  Because he seems to be able to raise his game in big matches and in big tournaments. He harnesses […]

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09
Sep

Slumpbust like a champion!

Not long ago, Rory Mcilroy was the number one player in the world. With four majors, amazing power and youth on his side, it seemed like Rory would dominate golf for years to come. Then he fell into an amazing putting slump. Rory recently mentioned that he lost his confident so bad that he only […]

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15
Aug

Gold Medal Mind-Set

If you are like me, and millions of viewers, you have been watching the Rio Olympics. As we all hope for and wish to witness, there has been some exceptional performances at the highest level of competition. Some that come to mind are Michael Phelps in the 200 Individual Medley in which he won gold […]

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07
Aug

Jimmy Walker Breathes to his first major-2016 PGA championship

Congrats to Jimmy Walker on winning your first major! JW won the 2016 PGA championships and he deserved it with his amazing ball striking and putting. You can imagine how nervous he may have felt coming down the stretch. JW did not admit it as he looked cool as a cucumber but he was nervous […]

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24
Jul

Vacations are needed to revitalize yourself

We are in the midst of summer. During these months, many people head to the beach and visit great resort areas such as Hilton Head or Panama City. Many others will cool off with a mountain breeze in the Smokies or on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Now is the time for rest, relaxation, and recovery. […]

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26
Jun

Let “Hamilton” teach you how to Fail Forward.

Last Week, Leslie Odom Jr. won the 2016 Tony Award for best actor in a musical. His portrayal of Aaron Burr in the Smash hit, Hamilton, has won him immense acclaim for his performance. Not only is Leslie an amazing actor, but his singing and dancing is phenomenal. But Leslie was not always as successful […]

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