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Phil’s resiliency

Posted on by Gregg Steinberg WGCA contributing writer

By: Gregg Steinberg, WGCA contributing writer After being so close at Merion and not winning the U.S. Open, Phil Mickelson should have been deflated. Mickelson should have had a difficult time bouncing back from his sixth runner-up finish and another disappointment at the U.S. Open. As Mickelson stated, “losing is such a big part of golf. […]

Haas’ look-and-go

Posted on by Gregg Steinberg WGCA contributing writer

Bill Haas makes birdie on No. 10 during the final round of the AT&T Classic. (Stan Badz/PGA TOUR) By Dr. Gregg Steinberg, official WGCA sports Psychologist.  This is the season for great putting advice from the veterans. At the WGC-Cadillac Championship, Steve Stricker suggested to Tiger Woods that he should square his stance a bit and […]

Action-emotion relation

Posted on by Gregg Steinberg WGCA contributing writer

By: Gregg Steinberg, WGCA contributing writer It was not lost on Justin Rose that the final round of the U.S. Open was played on Father’s Day. Rose was 21 when his father passed away. Rose said poignantly, “A lot of us come from great men and we have that responsibility to our children to show what […]

McDowell’s focus

Posted on by Gregg Steinberg WGCA contributing writer

By: Gregg Steinberg, WGCA contributing writer Inspiration flows from many places. Graeme McDowell, the RBC Heritage champion, was inspired from his failure. According to McDowell, missing the cut at this year’s Masters got him extremely motivated to excel on the Harbor Town Golf Links. Good came from the bad. Inspiration can greatly influence our play on […]

Get into the ‘feel zone’

Posted on by Gregg Steinberg WGCA contributing writer

By: Gregg Steinberg, WGCA contributing writer Martin Laird won the Valero Texas Open with his putter. He needed only 22 putts in the final round to tie the course record with a blistering 63 at the TPC San Antonio. If you watched Laird during this week, you would notice a key component in his pre-putting routine. […]

You’re no longer alone

Posted on by Ben Bryant WGCA contributing writer

By: Ben Bryant, WGCA contributing writer Seven years ago, while I was attending the University of Florida to earn my Master’s degree in Education, I attended the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) annual conference in Sarasota, Florida.  It seemed like a good idea to get involved in an organization dedicated to what I […]

Focus on the process

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By: Gregg Steinberg, WGCA contributing writer Kevin Streelman stated that his mental strategy for this past week was to not think about winning and let go of results. This ironic approach worked as Streelman won the Tampa Bay Championship presented by EverBank by not worrying about winning. Thinking about outcome, such as your score or winning […]

Tiger’s fire inside

Posted on by Gregg Steinberg WGCA contributing writer

By: Gregg Steinberg, WGCA contributing writer One of the hardest mental skills to possess is to stay motivated to practice and compete, day in and day out. Tiger Woods has had this skill since he joined the PGA TOUR in 1996. How does Tiger keep that fire inside him to burn so brightly? One of the […]

Pre-shot routine

Posted on by Gregg Steinberg WGCA contributing writer

By: Gregg Steinberg, WGCA contributing writer For the hottest player on the PGA TOUR, lucky No. 13 provides great fortune to Brandt Snedeker, the 2013 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am champion. Recently, the Golf Channel illustrated that Snedeker’s pre-shot routine takes a consistent 13 seconds. Amazingly, this pre-shot time was exactly the same for his driver […]

What it takes to be a great coach

Posted on by Ben Bryant WGCA contributing writer

By: Ben Bryant, WGCA contributing writer “You want me to coach swimming?” That was the question I had for my new principal. I had just been hired as a high school teacher and they needed someone to coach the swim team. Since I was low man on the totem pole, that job fell to me. The […]