Equivalent to the tumultuous fairway of Delaveaga’s 10th hole, a three-week break from golf is a long time, let alone three months! After a practice interruption, a proper set-up position, delicate short game feel, and fundamental mechanics can be absent when returning to the game. This leads to frustration and disappointment. Although both are unfavorable emotions, disappointment […]
Can’t make it to the links to practice? Try these off-property game-sharpening ideas: Read Golf Sūtras. Chip indoors. . . safely. Swing in the yard/hit into a golf net. Learn to meditate. Do extra golf stretches. Visualize your favorite round of golf over and over in your mind. Visualize your new golf swing with the […]
Pin placements often create an unnecessary and overly-aggressive target line for approach shots. A simple strategy of hitting to the middle of the green will give the average golfer more room for error. “Sucker pins” (such as tucked behind a bunker or the far edge of a green) may not be worth the risk if ultimately shooting the […]
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 […]
Maintaining correct posture at the impact position is a challenging endeavor. Most of us struggle with this swing mechanic. Focusing on “keeping the head down” can often be misleading. The lower spine and pelvis are equally influential in the loss of posture as the upper spine. Incorporate drills for the lower body and hip […]
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 […]
The basics of a proper downswing sequence will lead to exponentially more power. Make sure the downswing is initiated with the lower-body first. Most amateurs error by starting the downswing with their upper-body, resulting in inconsistency and loss of power. Remember, the lower-body first! Dodie Mazzuca is the author of “Golf Sutras: Lessons for Transforming the […]