Top 10 reasons why we were lucky to be golfers during the COVID apocalypse and beyond: 1. We are outside in the beautiful fresh air.2. For the most part, we keep our germs to ourselves.3. Social distance is already built into the game.4. We don’t have to share equipment. 5. We touch only our own golf […]
A key factor in creating a new habit:DISCOMFORTISNECESSARYFORCHANGE.How does this apply to your game? Dodie Mazzuca is the author of “Golf Sūtras,” “Daily Golf Tap-Ins,” and founder of Golf PROformance. She teaches golf lessons, golf yoga workshops, and mindfulness for golf programs in Santa Cruz, CA.
“Those who have an intense discipline get results quickly.” -Patañjali Yoga Sūtra I:21 Why state the obvious? Because if we don’t love it, we’ll never work hard enough to be great. If we are going to attempt to thrash a little white sphere and catapult it across 500+ yards of grass with a tiny metal thing on the […]
Golf is not immune to the world of information overload. We have a 24-hour a day Golf Channel, millions of U-tube videos, and a bombardment of conflicting swing philosophies. How do we know what we know? How do we know it’s correct? An often debated topic, our wise teachers tell us for the sake of practice […]
“He played with the body language that shouted, ‘This next shot is going to be the greatest shot you have ever seen’.” -Tom Lehman commenting on Seve Ballesteros. Fearlessness is a byproduct of confidence in golf. Each shot has the opportunity to be the “greatest shot you have ever seen.” Managing our ever-present self-sabotaging ways is the practice. Doubt, tension, […]
No matter what time of year, tis’ always the season to practice “non-reaction” both on and off the golf course. I recently read a translation of the Sanskrit word “vairāgya” as “non-reaction”. (Viarāgya is one of the two pillars, along with practice, abhyāsa, listed in Patañjali’s famous yoga sūtra I:12.) What interested me most about this interpretation was […]
I recently had a student proclaim in a short game clinic that the shot he was choosing was the “pitch-and-pray.” While summoning a higher-power to hit over a Maverick’s sized bunker could be helpful, wishing and hoping is not a powerful strategy for any delicate pitch shot. To encourage confidence and eliminate risk, try these […]
When times get tough on the links, recall your authentic reason for taking on this emotionally adventuresome sport. Why do you play golf? An attitude of gratitude goes a long way. Dodie Mazzuca is the author of “Golf Sutras: Lessons for Transforming the Mental Game with Yoga’s Inner Wisdom” and founder of Golf PROformance. She […]