The perils of pressure—Part Three

Following Monday's and Wednesday's posts that looked at how young university golfers melted down at the Ontario championship and the common reasons why, I conclude this thread with thoughts on how you can keep it together both on the golf course and off.   October 27, 2017—So how to do you stop yourself from getting to the point that you might break a psychic gasket? The following are techniques that will help during a round when you … [Read more...]

The perils of pressure—Part Two

In Monday's post, I noted that a number of players melted down during the Ontario university golf championship. Today, I describe how it happens.  October 25, 2017—To get a handle on how you can learn how to deal effectively with pressure, a good place to start is look at how golfers lose it in the first place. It starts with thinking. As a round progresses, players are prone to think more about their score and speculate on what their … [Read more...]

Open alchemist: Speith turns pressure to his advantage

We can learn a lot from 21-year-old Jordan Spieth as he considered the pressure he'd face today  in trying to make history and win Open Championship for his third straight major this season. After his third round left him one back of the lead, Spieth showed in his post-round comments that he welcomes the enormous pressure and that, in fact, he uses it as fuel. "I don't look at it as a negative thing, I look at it almost as an advantage. Why … [Read more...]