Monday, January 31, 2011

Bubba Watson Juices Up Trick Shot Video

Talk about someone who makes golf fun! Bubba also shows us that one of the secrets to golf and happiness is not taking yourself too seriously. Bubba you da man! I hope you win the Masters this year! In honor of his 2nd PGA Tour Victory this weekend. I wanted to share with you a side of Bubba that you may not be aware of.

Have a great week and have fun like Bubba!

Ageless and helpful conversation from The Spirit of Golf

The excerpt below is from The Spirit of Golf

Belief precedes what we can imagine; not the other way around.  In other words, I can only imagine possibilities and scenarios that line up with what I first believe I can or cannot do.  If I believe I have a great short game, for example, my imagination is going to be much more creative, inventive and, yes, believable than if I am locked into states of anxiety or fear over my chipping and pitching.  If I likewise believe that I am a terrible putter, it becomes difficult for me to imagine I can make a lot of putts.  We can work on the physical parts of our games as much as we like, but without improved belief, the proof cannot arrive.        

I would solemnly agree that every professional athlete out there, and for that matter, anyone who is at the top of their profession believes in themself.  There is obviously a correlation between ability, experience, confidence, and self doubt but the fact remains that you can't become great without believing in yourself and you cannot stay great or be near your best with out believing in yourself.  What a fantastic golf tournament in San Diego yesterday, there were some incredible examples of playing to win and believing in yourself at that tournament.  Guys out there not - trying to be the best - but actually being their best!  Be the best you, you can be and see your golf game and self image at their all time highs!

Have a great week!

P.s.  Congratulations to Bubba Watson, you are a class act and I will surely follow this up with some great info on you and your victory in San Diego! 

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Padraig Harrington shoots 65 at 2011 Abu Dhabi Championship amidst multiple swing changes - Tours & News -

Padraig Harrington shoots 65 at 2011 Abu Dhabi Championship amidst multiple swing changes - Tours & News -

Here's a small piece of today's article from 

"It sounds as if Harrington is perpetually struggling to be content with himself and his game. But, as it often is with this Irishman, the opposite is invariably the truth.
'I'm complicated, but not eccentric,' he said smiling. 'I'm the most optimistic person you'll meet. The day I don't have something to work on, I probably won't be as excited to get up in the morning.'
Harrington admitted that he is still a work in progress, and he had one more word of wisdom to share — a quote from his swing guru, Torrance: 'The difference between a great player and a good player is a good player can play great when the feeling is upon him; whereas, a great player can play good when he wants to.'
'I'll leave with you that one,' Harrington said laughing."

It's no secret that I am a fan of Padraig Harrington. He's a great guy, he's funny, he's top in the world in golf, he loves golf, and it seems as though he is a good husband and father too! What's not to like? So, I'd like to share this article with you. It's entertaining and it shows, for as great of a golfer as he is, he is very much human. We can all relate to Padgraig, and I also believe he relates to us.  Click the link above to read the whole story.

Have a great weekend!

Go Packers and God Bless.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sport Science Happy Gilmore

Those of you who know me know I love to let the big dog eat. "Chicks did the long ball", or atleast that was the lead caption in a golf instruction article I was involved in a few years back. Some of my friends still rib me about that ...

Anyway, this is definitely something I am going to have to master in 2011! I think I will try to get my 4 year old son Alex to work on this with me this summer. Won't we be a hit at the driving range! I'll be sure to post video of us doing it when the snow melts!

Have a great week and God Bless!

Ben Crane - On Working Out

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

2011 Hyundai Tournament of Champions provides plenty of fireworks - Tours & News -

2011 Hyundai Tournament of Champions provides plenty of fireworks - Tours & News -

HAT'S OFF: Byrd, who got into the field by virtue of a walk-off ace in his final start of 2010, beat Garrigus on the second playoff hole, then tipped his cap to his gracious opponent.

What a great win for a great guy.  I don't know Jonathan Byrd personally but his reputation on Tour is very strong and he is respected quite a lot for his character besides his golf game.  Congratulations Jonathan!

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