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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

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 stretch. Watching Dustin Johnson three-putt the […]

Superstar

Posted on 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 his belt at the ripe […]

When The “Squeeze” Is On

Posted on 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 main habit under stress. I […]

Trip Of A Lifetime

Posted on 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 you take in the Masters and […]

Among The Azaleas

Posted on 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 am going are two very interesting […]

Self image and competitive golf

Posted on 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 why Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote: […]

Failing Forward

Posted on 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 be patient and stick with […]

Find comfort first

Posted on 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 stance and sank that pressure-packed […]

Tips for soggy play

Posted on 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. This takes a steady diet […]

Mental Game: Finding the zone

Posted on 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 making putts from everywhere. […]

Snedeker’s perspective

Posted on 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 put it into perspective concerning […]