Golfs 7 Greatest Secrets

By David BreslowJuly 17, 2008, 4:00 pm

Golfs 7 Greatest Secrets
 
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The following is an excerpt from the introduction to the acclaimed E-Book titled:
Golfs 7 Greatest Secrets: Beyond MechanicsWhat Every Golfer Needs to Know
 
Golf is a magical game. It seems to have a mystical hold on those who play and love it. The game of golf has the power to drive us from the heights of ecstasy to the depths of confusion and frustration. Yet, no matter what our journey through this great game...we come back for more. Why?
 
Golf touches something at our very core. It tests our patience as well as our will as it reveals our character at every opportunity. In the end, we love the ride and we are willing to go through all of it just to experience that one shot, one round or one day where it all comes together. To that end, we will spend money, time and effort in the hopes of finding that golden moment to remember for a lifetime whether its the perfect swing, shot or round. We will do whatever we can to hone our skills and as part of this search for personal glory we may find ourselves practicing the golf swing in the basement, the living room or at the office. If we could find a way to practice in the carwed probably do that too. We do this so we can fulfill the promise of the one basic statement we silently repeat to ourselves
 

If I could only!

 
It is this powerful thought that keeps us coming back to the journey from heartache to ecstasy. If I could only If you could only what? What are the words you would use to complete that sentence?
 
The Journey
 
Every golfer has chosen to take this journey and make no mistake about it; it is a journey. For many, the journey is filled with highs, lows and everything in between. Along this journey we choose to spend time, energy and of course, money to achieve our desires. We are willing to invest in equipment, greens fees, lessons and books and these efforts are all designed to help us reach that magical place in time where it all comes together.
 
Do your results match the time, effort and money youve invested? Be brutally honest with yourself. Over 90% of my clients answer this question with a resounding NO. With so much information and the best equipment available why do over 90% still believe their results DONT match the time, effort and money they invest?
 
Think of it this way. The most highly trained musician cannot make an out-of-tune instrument play beautiful music. Why? Because talent, knowledge, intelligence and skill will not make that instrument sound any better as long as its out-of-tune! The musician can continue learning new concepts and helpful tips to improve his skills but if the instrument remains out of tune...beautiful music will not come. How is this relevant to you? The challenge most golfers face is that they are actually trying to play great music on an instrument that is out of tune! And what is that instrument? YOU are the instrument! How is it out of tune? Its out of tune because the key components of your instrument (your mind, body and emotions) are not working together well (in sync).
 
If youve ever tried to play a guitar, piano or other musical instrument that was out of tune, you know exactly what I mean. It simply does not produce great sound no matter what your ability or skill level is.
 
For 20 years, Ive witnessed golfers of all levels inhibit their own improvement because they are often unaware of two important things. First, that their instrument is out of tune AND secondly, they are unaware that there are simple truths or secrets that will put their instrument back in tune and allow them to perform at a higher level more consistently.
 
There are many myths about so-called mental game work and It is often assumed that the process involves a repetition of the commonly known concepts and tips they've heard or read about for years such as, 'be positive, confident, focus in present time and enjoy yourself more'. While these are all great attributes and very important.they are not THE WAY to achieve success, they are merely the OUTCOMES everyone wants. Golf's 7 Greatest Secrets provide the way to demonstrate those outcomes more quickly, easily and consistently.
 
At first, most clients believe their golf clubs are the important instruments of the game but there is something far more important. YOU are the most important instrument and if you are out of tune, your results will reflect that. If you are in tune, your results will reflect that as well. Are you ready to begin playing better music on the most important instrument you take to the golf course every time you play? The great news is; you already have all the tools in place to make that happen so why not begin using them to perform YOUR best right now?
 
Let your journey begin...
 
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    Tributes pour in for legendary caddie Sheridan

    By Randall MellNovember 23, 2017, 2:54 pm

    Tributes are pouring in as golf celebrates the life of Greg Sheridan after receiving news of his passing.

    Sheridan, a long-time LPGA caddie who worked for some of the game’s all-time greats, including Kathy Whitworth and Beth Daniel, died Wednesday in Indian Rocks Beach, Fla., at 63. He was diagnosed in July 2016 with brain and lung cancer.

    Sheridan worked the last dozen years or so with Natalie Gulbis, who expressed her grief in an Instagram post on Wednesday:

    “Greg…I miss you so much already and it hasn’t even been a day. 15+ seasons traveling the world you carried me & my bag through the highs and lows of golf and life. You were so much more than my teammate on the course…Thank you.”

    Sheridan was on Whitworth’s bag for the last of her LPGA-record 88 titles.

    “When I first came on tour, I would try to find out how many times Greg won,” Gulbis told Golfweek. “It’s a crazy number, like 50.”

    Matthew Galloway, a caddie and friend to Sheridan, summed up Sheridan’s impressive reach after caddying with him one year at the LPGA Founders Cup, where the game’s pioneers are honored.

    “Best Greg story,” Galloway tweeted on Thanksgiving morning, “coming up 18 at PHX all the founders were in their chairs. Greg goes, `Yep, caddied for her, her and her.’ Legend.”

    In a first-person column for Golf Magazine last year, Gulbis focused on Sheridan while writing about the special bond between players and caddies. She wrote that she won the “looper lottery” when she first hired Sheridan in ’04.

    “Greg and I have traveled the world, and today he is like family,” Gulbis wrote. “Sometimes, he’s a psychologist. Last year, my mom got sick and it was a distraction, but he was great. When I used to have boyfriend issues and breakup issues, he was my confidant. In a world where caddies sometimes spill secrets, Greg has kept a respectful silence, and I can’t thank him enough for that. He’s an extension of me.”

    Four months after Gulbis wrote the column, Sheridan was diagnosed with cancer.

    “The LPGA family is saddened to hear of the loss of long-time tour caddie, Greg Sheridan,” the LPGA tweeted. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and players he walked with down the fairways. #RIP.”

    Dean Herden was among the legion of caddies saddened by the news.

    “Greg was a great guy who I respected a lot and taught me some great things over the years,” Herden texted to GolfChannel.com.

    Here are some of heartfelt messages that are rolling across Twitter:

    Retired LPGA great Annika Sorenstam:

    LPGA commissioner Mike Whan in a retweet of Gulbis:

    Golf Channel reporter and former tour player Jerry Foltz:

    Christina Kim:

    LPGA caddie Shaun Clews:

    LPGA caddie Jonny Scott:

    LPGA caddie Kevin Casas:

    LPGA pro Jennie Lee:

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    By Associated PressNovember 23, 2017, 1:37 pm

    HONG KONG – S.S.P. Chawrasia had six birdies and a bogey Thursday for a 5-under 65 and a one-stroke lead at the Hong Kong Open, the first event of the 2018 European Tour season.

    Playing in sunny but breezy conditions at the Hong Kong Golf Club, the greens had the players struggling to gauge the approach.

    ''Very tough conditions today,'' Chawrasia said. ''It's very firm greens, to be honest. I'm just trying to hit the second shot on the green and trying to make it like a two-putt.''


    Full-field scores from the UBS Hong Kong Open


    Shubhankar Sharma and Matthew Fitzpatrick (both 66) were one shot behind, while seven others were tied for fourth a further stroke behind.

    ''Hit it great tee to green,'' Fitzpatrick said. ''I think I had like seven or eight chances inside 15 feet, and on a day like today when it's so windy and such a tough golf course, with how tight it is, yeah, it was a good day.''

    Justin Rose, who won the title in 2015, shot was 2 under with five birdies and three bogeys.

    ''I think the course played a couple shots harder than it typically does,'' Rose said. ''I like this course. I think it offers plenty of birdie opportunities.''

    Masters champion Sergio GarciaRafa Cabrera Bello and defending champion Sam Brazel (69) were in a group of 16 at 1 under.

    Day, Spieth chasing Davis after Day 1 of Aussie Open

    By Jason CrookNovember 23, 2017, 6:50 am

    The PGA Tour is off this week but a couple of the circuit’s biggest stars – Jordan Spieth and Jason Day – are headlining the Emirates Australian Open, the first event in The Open Qualifying Series for the 2018 Open at Carnoustie. Here's how things look after the opening round, where Cameron Davis has opened up a two-shot lead:

    Leaderboard: Davis (-8), Taylor MacDonald (-6), Nick Cullen (-5), Day (-5), Brian Campbell (-4), Lucas Herbert (-4), Stephen Leaney (-4), Anthony Quayle (-4)

    What it means: Spieth has won this event three of the last four years, including last year, but he got off to a rocky start on Thursday. Playing in the windy afternoon wave, the world No. 2 bogeyed his first two holes but rebounded with birdies on Nos. 4 and 5. It was more of the same the rest of the way as the 24-year-old carded three more bogeys and four birdies, getting into the clubhouse with a 1-under 70. While it certainly wasn't the start he was hoping for, Spieth didn't shoot himself out of the tournament with 54 holes left to play, he has plenty of time to claw his way up the leaderboard.


    Full-field scores from the Emirates Australian Open


    Round of the day: With Round 1 in the books, the solo leader, Davis, is the easy pick here. The 22-year-old Aussie who turned pro last year, came out of the gates on fire, birdieing six of his first seven holes, including four in a row on Nos. 4 through 7. He did drop a shot on the ninth hole to go out in 30 but rebounded with three more birdies on the back to card a 8-under 63. Davis, who was born in Sydney and played this year on the Mackenzie Tour in Canada. He will attempt to get his Web.com Tour card next month during qualifying in Arizona.

    Best of the rest: Making his first start in his home country in four years, Day started on the 10th hole at The Australian Golf Club and made four birdies to one bogey on the back side before adding four more circles after making the turn. Unfortunately for the 30-year-old, he also added an ugly double-bogey 6 on the par-4 eighth hole and had to settle for a 5-under 66, good enough to sit T-3. Day, who has dropped to No. 12 in the world rankings, is looking for his first win on any tour since the 2016 Players Championship.

    Main storyline heading into Friday: Can the upstart 22-year-old Davis hold off the star power chasing him or will he fold to the pressure of major champions in his rearview mirror? Day (afternoon) and Spieth (morning) are once again on opposite ends of the draw on Friday as they try to improve their position before the weekend.

    Shot of the day: It’s tough to beat an ace in this category, and we had one of those on Thursday from Australian Brad Shilton. Shilton’s hole-in-one on the par-3, 188-yard 11th hole came with a special prize, a $16k watch.

    Quote of the day: “Just two bad holes. Pretty much just two bad swings for the day,” – Day, after his 66 on Thursday.