While the majority of the golf world is focused on the return of Tiger Woods as Team USA prepares to face Team Europe in the 2018 edition of the Ryder Cup, at GLT Golf, we specialize in the development of aspiring golfers. As such, while we’re eager to see if Tiger can continue his resurgence, we’re equally as interested in the play of another Tiger, Team EU’s Robin Tiger Woods.
Tiger Woods is arguably the most recognizable player the sport of golf has seen over the last quarter century. Throughout his career – a career that has seen 80 PGA Tour wins, including 14 majors – Tiger has been at the forefront of innovation in golf equipment. With the development of his latest irons, the TW.Phase 1, Tiger and TaylorMade have embarked on a partnership that will undoubtedly lead to even higher win totals.
In 2017, there were still mornings when the pain radiating from his back made the thought of ever swinging a golf club in competition again a distant dream for Tiger Woods. With his Tour Championship win at Atlanta’s East Lake Golf Club Sunday, the goal is no longer simply competing competitively, Tiger’s eyes are focused on Sam Snead.
Next in GLT's mini-series on golf's mental game designed for coaches to share with players, we take a look at shooting near water and other hazards & boundaries.
It may sound like a line from a bad James Bond movie, but our eyes are attracted to danger. When we see water or boundary lines on a golf course, we think “don’t hit the ball in the water/out of bounds.”
To create the outcome you want, control your eyes. Professor Joe Vickers or Calgary University calls this “The Quiet Eye,” the gazed behavior of our eyes immediately before completing a task.
Next in GLT's series designed for coaches to share with players, we take a look at golf's mental game and the final hole meltdown.
We’ve all had one of those special rounds when everything seems to be going well. We rip through the final few holes with ease, but for whatever reason, we can’t seem to escape the final hole without a plus sign.
One of the primary reasons for this is we allow ourselves to get away from the flow – the natural, relaxed state – that helped us play so well before.
Next in GLT's mini-series for coaches to share with players, we examine first tee nerves and how golf's mental game can help reduce them.
Overcoming those frightful first tee nerves is as simple as quieting the chimp. Confused? Don’t be, let us explain.
As humans, we are negatively wired. This has nothing to do with Bob Villa or Elon Musk, it simply means our brains have developed an evolutionary response that forces us to envision worst case scenarios.