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Jordan Spieth Uses Powerful Visual Imagery To Win US Open With Help From Caddie Michael Greller

Posted on by Arlen Bento WGCA contributing writer

By: Arlen Bento, WGCA contributing writer After watching the 2015 US Open Chambers Bay in Washington, you really have to think that Jordan Spieth has the ability to carry American golf for a long time.  Spieth displayed a lot of heart and focus in giving himself a chance to win the US Open, even with a disastrous double bogey coming down the […]

The Mental Game: Positive Imagery

Posted on by Gregg Steinberg WGCA contributing writer

By: Gregg Steinberg, WGCA contributing writer Brandt Snedeker’s positive vibes at Pebble Beach helped him to victory. He won the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am for the second time in three years, shooting 67 on a very difficult Pebble Beach course. While Brandt has reworked his swing under Butch Harmon, I believe another important influence to his great […]

Helping The Student Who Might Be Spoiled

Posted on by Steve Williams WGCA contributing writer

By: Steve Williams, WGCA contributing writer A spoiled golfer!  Is a spoiled golfer like a spoiled kid?  How do you know if a kid is spoiled?  Maybe because they complain if they don’t get their way.  Maybe they always seem to need something to pacify themselves, or they get distracted and create difficulties. Sometimes, I […]

The Golf Swing is Like Steering a Boat

Posted on by Arlen Bento WGCA contributing writer

By: Arlen Bento, WGCA contributing writer It is not uncommon for good players to struggle with little changes to their swings, even though they know that making the change will improve their game. I just started working with a mini-tour player who has a lot of talent but tends to drop the club inside too much […]

Good Team Practice Isn’t An Accident

Posted on by Ben Bryant WGCA contributing writer

By: Ben Bryant, WGCA contributing writer “Hey Coach, what are we doing today?” That’s a question that should never have to be asked at a high school golf practice.  By the second or third practice of your season, your players should know what to expect out of a typical golf team practice.  How you organize […]

Superstar

Posted on by Gregg Steinberg WGCA contributing writer

By: Gregg Steinberg, WGCA contributing writer That is the vision for Rory McIlroy.  In a recent interview, Rory did not tell the media that he wants to win more tournaments or majors, or even stay #1 in the golfing world. His vision is much greater. By winning the PGA Championship, Rory McIlroy has four majors under […]

When The “Squeeze” Is On

Posted on by Gregg Steinberg WGCA contributing writer

By: Gregg Steinberg, WGCA contributing writer With the oppressing heat of the summer comes lots of perspiration. In psychological terms, pressure can also make us perspire under the heat of competition. Besides the sweat factor, pressure also makes us go to our dominant response. This is one of the oldest psychological principles:  we go to our […]

Trip Of A Lifetime

Posted on by Arlen Bento WGCA contributing writer

By: Arlen Bento, WGCA contributing writer This past April I was fortunate to experience the Masters in Augusta, Georgia, for the first time. It was a special trip with five of my varsity players from my boys Pine School state tournament team and our lone varsity girl player, who won the Florida state championship. As […]

Among The Azaleas

Posted on by Arlen Bento WGCA contributing writer

By: Arlen Bento, WGCA contributing writer So, I am going to the Masters. You know, the little tournament in Georgia started by Bobby Jones at the Augusta National Golf Club. Have you heard of it? Pretty big stuff; you get an awesome green jacket if you win! Now, why I am going and how I […]

Self image and competitive golf

Posted on by Geoff Bryant WGCA President

By: Geoff Bryant, WGCA President In a recent study, as individuals, we average hearing seven criticisms to every one compliment. And most of us remember the negative comments far longer than the positive statements. As we often see ourselves through the eyes of people who discourage us, many of our limitations become self-imposed. This is […]

Practice your strengths

Posted on by Gregg Steinberg WGCA contributing writer

By: Gregg Steinberg, WGCA contributing writer The duel at Sherwood Country Club was reminiscent of the tale of David and Goliath. Compared to the monumental Tiger Woods, the stature and resume of Zach Johnson was quite diminutive. But that had no bearing on the end result. After an amazing hole-out from the drop area to tie […]

Failing Forward

Posted on by Gregg Steinberg WGCA contributing writer

By: Gregg Steinberg, WGCA contributing writer When Dustin Johnson lost the lead to Ian Poulter during the final round at the WGC-HSBC, he did not force the issue and get too aggressive, leading to a blow-up hole or two.  The wiser and more seasoned Johnson has learned from his past mistakes.   He said he must […]

Find comfort first

Posted on by Gregg Steinberg WGCA contributing writer

By: Gregg Steinberg, WGCA contributing writer When Ryan Moore stepped up to his four-foot putt on the 18th hole to win the playoff against Gary Woodland at the CIMB Classic, he backed off. He was visually disturbed. He looked at his putter, wiped the face and started his routine over. Then, Ryan got into his putting […]

Tips for soggy play

Posted on by Gregg Steinberg WGCA contributing writer

By: Gregg Steinberg, WGCA contributing writer The Presidents Cup this year had many exciting, yet soggy, days of play. On Saturday, many players went around Muirfield Village Golf Club in 34 holes in very wet conditions. Such days can wear out players, both physically and mentally. To be fresh physically, you must be in top shape. […]

Mental Game: Finding the zone

Posted on by Gregg Steinberg WGCA contributing writer

By: Gregg Steinberg, WGCA contributing writer Unbelievable. Incredible. Amazing. Words pale in description of Tiger Woods’ second-round performance at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational. Anyone who was lucky enough to see that round in person or on television witnessed some of the best golf ever played in competition. Woods was hitting prodigious drives, lazer-like irons and […]

Snedeker’s perspective

Posted on by Gregg Steinberg WGCA contributing writer

By: Gregg Steinberg, WGCA contributing writer Family first was the theme at this year’s RBC Canadian Open. Hunter Mahan, the leader after two rounds, withdrew from the tournament when he discovered that his wife Kandi had gone into Labor. While many of the fathers on the PGA TOUR acknowledged and agreed with Hunter’s decision, Brandt Snedeker […]