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 […]
We can infer from Tiger’s infamous quote, “I just couldn’t get my glutes to fire,” that he must have forgotten to do his Bridge Pose. This simple golf yoga exercise strengthens the back of the legs, especially the glutes, leading to a more powerful lower body move in the golf swing. Begin reclined, and then slowly roll-up into Bridge […]
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 […]
As a journaling exercise for golf, list 3 inner patterns you are currently attaching to in your game (or life) you’d like to transcend. If you can’t think of any, notice what makes you angry. If there is anger, then there is an attachment. Dodie Mazzuca is the author of “Golf Sutras: Lessons for Transforming the Mental Game […]
Downward-facing dog is both a famous yoga posture and an impactful golf exercise. It’s benefits include: Ankle and calf flexibility for better balance and weight shift, especially on uneven lies. Shoulder strength and mobility for freedom in the rotational elements of the swing. Core engagement for greater power and stability. Overal strength, stamina, and conscious breathing […]
“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, […]