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Rubbernecking

Posted on by Dave Hill WGCA contributing writer

Yet another Tiger saga abounds. The question begs, why do many say they’re saddened over hearing about his challenges? Life is a challenge. No one said it would be easy, and we’re all responsible for our decisions. As far as I know, Tiger puts his pants on one leg at a time. He has no […]

THE TRUMP EFFECT

Posted on by Ben Bryant WGCA contributing writer

In 2009, early in his first term, President Barack Obama had the White House tennis court repurposed into a basketball court.  Mr. Obama is an avid basketball player and fan, and since he doesn’t play tennis, it was an easy decision.  An enthusiastic Chicago Bulls fan, Mr. Obama also made it a tradition to fill […]

Walk the Walk

Posted on by Dave Hill WGCA contributing writer

Seldom do I discuss or write about any of my accomplishments in golf because firstly, they are few and far between, and secondly, no one really cares. This past winter, however, I took it upon myself to set a goal to qualify for the MSOP putting championship to be held in late October in Las […]

Course Closures In China

Posted on by Ben Bryant WGCA contributing writer

The Chinese government sent chills throughout the golf industry last week when it announced the closing of 111 golf courses throughout the country.  The purported reason for the closing was that the courses in question had been illegally using water and developing land without permits.  But the Chinese government has a long history of opposition […]

Time To Change The Message – The Rear Leg, Weight Distribution, How The Spine Turns (Part 2)

Posted on by Dave Hill WGCA contributing writer

As discussed in the previous article, we are moving away from the idea of weight transfer during the backswing. We are also changing the vernacular from weight transfer to pressure change. Another term we should begin embracing is “center of mass” (COM). As golf teaching professionals and coaches, we need not be experts in anatomy. […]

Goals for the New Year

Posted on by Gregg Steinberg WGCA contributing writer

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 […]

What Has Tiger Taught Us

Posted on by Dave Hill WGCA contributing writer

Tiger Woods is making another comeback, 466 days after his last competitive round. I’ve lost track as to how many comebacks this will be, but it surpasses his buddy Michael Jordan by multiples. It’s also been 20 years since he’s turned pro when he won twice during the fall campaign to secure his tour card. […]

Belief And The Competitive Player

Posted on by Mark Harman WGCA contributing writer

When I first picked up a golf club at the age of 12 in 1974, I immediately dreamed of playing on the Tour and making a living as a professional golfer. I always enjoyed competition, whether it be Little League baseball, golf, or playing in a pickup football or basketball game. That first year I played, I was shooting around 50 for nine holes by the […]

Long Live The King

Posted on by Dave Hill WGCA contributing writer

Arnold Palmer came from humble beginnings. As a boy, he was not permitted in the clubhouse at Latrobe Country Club, where his father oversaw the duties as head professional and greenskeeper. However, this did not stop him from becoming the legend everyone could not help but love. We could give Arnie every admirable adjective under […]

Growing The Game

Posted on by Dave Hill WGCA contributing writer

I woke up Sunday morning, August 14th, thinking about the Olympics and the day’s events. Going to be an exciting day as the gold medal will be decided and, oh yeah, I think there’s golf. The gold medal I’m talking about is, of course, the fastest man on earth. No need to mention a name, […]

THREE WAYS TO BOOST CONFIDENCE IN YOUR ATHLETES

Posted on by Dr. Shaunna Taylor, Ph.D

Start by encouraging them to examine their core beliefs about themselves. Every coach has struggled with building confidence in their athletes and team, and yet, there are surprisingly few resources that help address this important challenge. While every athlete has their own individual profile and history, there are some important foundational theories that apply to all. Confidence really begins with the […]