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The game of golf is the ultimate test of personal accountability and responsibility.

Over the next few weeks we will discuss the eight steps that need to be taken to “Own Your Golf Game”.

What does that mean?

To become comfortable, clear, and confident in your abilities. Only then will you be able to perform consistently.

1. The only thing the touches the ball is the club.

2. The only thing that touches the club is you.

3. The ball goes where the face points.

4. Guess who’s holding the club?

Some people make it big, while others do not. Yes, there is definitely the issue of talent. Some are more gifted than others. But an idea that makes all the difference is clearly communicated in a book called, Mindset. Carol Dweck, world renowned Stanford University and author of Mindset , discovered that teaching a growth mindset creates motivation and productivity in the world of business, education, and sports. You are not born with all the abilities in the world. You can learn them. If…… you choose.

I realize some of you may not believe improvement is possible. I do know we that we each have our own personal potential and, “You are never too old to get better.” There is always something you can learn.

You do not always need to slice your driver, top your irons, and chunk your wedges. There are very simple solutions for bad shots.

In all my years of teaching and playing the great game of golf, I have never met anyone who tries to miss it on purpose. If that is true, then WHY do we miss? Assuming we know HOW to hit the shot, why do we not pull it off?

Does Jordan Spieth know how to hit a stock nine iron on a par three? Of course he does. If so, why did he hit the ball in the water on number twelve on Sunday at Augusta? What led up to one of the worst melt downs in recent history in a major championship? Did the bogies on ten and eleven contribute to lack of commitment on twelve? Did he go from pursuing his second green jacket to protecting it? The answer is yes.

None of the above had anything to do with his golf swing. It had everything to do with his inability to stay in the present moment. His lack of commitment and focus on the task at hand allowed his subconscious mind in the middle of his back swing said, “Hey, maybe you should cut this shot instead of hitting a little draw.”

Whoops….. There we go into the drink.

Then, because his mind was now in shock, he chunks it in again! WOW! I bet there are a lot of you who were shocked to see that. Witnessing the number two player in the world blow it surprised you. Guess what? Everyone misses shots.

The question you need to ask yourself is WHY? Most times it has absolutely nothing to do with your golf swing and everything to do with your mind. Do you have a process where you plan each shot you hit? Do you know how far you hit each club? Do you have trouble lining up?

If you could improve one thing about your game, what would it be? Most people come to me with the request of becoming more consistent. They would like to hit the ball better more often. I urge you to stop and ask yourself the questions above. If you could learn to use your swing more consistently, your shots will be better. Then you will be more confident that you can hit the ball where you want it to go. Then and only then can you become more consistent.

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December 1, 2020


Brush the grass

Get Ready for Next Season NOW!


One of the first things you should do is change your grips. Some people have never changed their grips… ever!  I change my grips about every three months. If you wear shoes with spikes, I suggest you change those as well.  If you carry a golf towel, maybe you should take it off your bag and wash it.  If you own a laser yardage detector, I suggest you put in a new battery. You want to be sure it doesn’t die on you while on the course.


Don’t forgot to work on the short stick. I would purchase a metal yard stick at your local hardware store. Place a golf ball on the hole at the end of the yardstick. Practice keeping the ball on the stick. This will help you not only learn to make more three foot putts, you will also get a feel for alignment.


Winter is the best time to make changes to your game. If you are able to practice indoors, be sure you mix drills in with ball striking. Drills help your brain and body get use to new moves and feels.  The more you practice, the more comfortable things will get and then become second nature.


While on the course in the early spring, temperatures are typically a little cooler.  Remember the golf ball doesn’t travel as far in cold weather. On a fifty degree day versus a seventy degree day, the golf ball will travel approximately  five yards shorter in the air on a two hundred yard shot.  Take this into consideration when choosing the right club for your shots.


The ground will be softer than normal so the golf ball will not roll as much as in the summer.  You must take this into consideration when planning your shot and choosing your club.

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December 11, 2016 

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How Do You Learn?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Audio   I   Visual   I   Kinesthetic

Do you want to see it, feel it, or hear it?  Knowing your personal learning style can give you an advantage when trying to learn a new task or skill.  Let’s pretend you have to go somewhere you have never been before.  You have no idea where you are going, you are not allowed to look at your phone or use GPS.   Would you prefer to:

  1. Look at a map?
  2. Have someone tell you how to get there?
  3. Read written directions?

Your answer to this question will give us great insight to your learning style.  Those who are visual will ask for a map.  They want to SEE it.   If you prefer to have someone TELL you how to get there, you are an auditory learner. If you would rather read written directions, you are a kinesthetic learner. You want to FEEL it.

What does all this have to do with you?  Knowing your personal learning style will help you learn things more quickly. The perfect example is taking a golf lesson.  Let’s say you are a kinesthetic learner. When taking a lesson, you should ask your instructor to help you FEEL how far away to be from the ball, how much your knees should be bend, how to start the club back, and what to FEEL as you swing the club.  

If you are a visual learner, ask your instructor to video your swing.  Watching yourself might help you understand what they are communicating to you.  It might also help to have your instructor show you their swing.  

If you are an auditory learner, you might ask your instructor to give you a mantra that syncs with the tempo of your golf swing.  Possibly:  One And Two And.   Or Swing/ Hinge/ Back/Through   Timing, tempo, and rhythm are what will help you the most.                                                                      

To complete a complimentary online AVK Assessment, please email and ask for the special code.

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September 20, 2019

Have you ever stood over a golf shot,  and felt unsure where you are aimed, not sure you have chosen the right shot, or the correct club?  What would it feel like to stand on the first tee comfortable in your set-up, confident in your abilities so you could perform consistently on the golf course? Over the next few weeks we are going to discuss how you can become comfortable and confident so you can play more consistent golf.

The steps are:

  1. Pre-Game– Why are you here?   Where are you now? How did you get here?
  2. Define Your Game–  Who are you? Your behavioral style? What motivates you?
  3. Game Plan– Make a plan to accomplish your goals. What is your personal plan?
  4. The Physical Game–  What do you need to learn to accomplish your goals?
  5. The Mental Game– What mental skills are required for your game?
  6. The Emotional Game– How do you react, respond, and recover when things don’t go your way?
  7. Play Your Game– Focus on the task at hand, have a plan, realistic goals and expectations.
  8. Post Game- Elite performers reflect on their performances to understand what they have done well and where there can be improvements.

To assess what you would like to improve, please go to this link and fill out the online survey.