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Golf Swing Trainer – What Is It?

Golf swing trainer is a term you might think of for a training aid that works on your golf swing. I’ve come up with a new definition for a golf swing trainer. It happens to be what I do for a living.

I won’t take up this whole article talking about myself, but I do want you to think of a golf swing trainer in a different light after reading this.

You see…I’ve watched and read about the millions of golfers who are in search of the “silver bullet”. The “magic pill” that will give them the perfect swing and the game they dream of. Well…it’s not out there! I hate to ruin the party, but there is no such thing.

There is hope!

I have spent the better part of 10 years studying the golf swing. And over 25 years in the field of fitness and exercise physiology. I have combined my two passions into the label of golf swing trainer.

It came to me one day when I was working with one of my personal golf clients. We were talking about his swing faults and I was prescribing golf stretches and exercises to eliminate the swing fault.

After just 4 sessions…his swing fault was gone! Completely! He was thrilled to say the least. He told me he had taken private golf lessons with 4 different golf teaching pros and couldn’t correct his golf swing fault.

When he explained it to me…it was obvious. It was a physical limitation that was not allowing his body to perform the prescribed technique all these teaching pros had told him he needed to do.

I was as thrilled as he was and now here I am. A golf swing trainer implementing golf exercises and stretches to eliminate golf swing faults. It’s the most effective way to permanently eliminate swing faults with minimal or now change in technique. The swing just falls into place when the body can perform at optimal strength and flexibility levels.

You heard it here first. Now I am quite confident you will hear more professionals in my field of expertise use it.

A golf swing trainer should have superior knowledge of the golf swing from a mechanical standpoint and physical standpoint. If one or the other is missing, then this individual isn’t a qualified professional that should be working on your golf swing.

So next time you hear this phrase…think of improving your body…not taking more lessons, buying the latest, greatest gimmicky training aid, or hitting more balls.

Golf Swing Trainer!

Golf Swing Problem And How To Fix It

Having a golf swing problem and not being able to correct it is the norm these days. Millions of golfers every year walk off the course in frustration. They all have a golf swing problem and have tried to fix it the “traditional way”.

What I mean…is going to an instructor who can very easily point out what the golfer is doing, but cannot necessarily get to the root of the problem. So many times the instructor will tell the golfer “he’s coming over the top” and that’s why he’s slicing the ball.

Or maybe he’s got the “chicken wing” in his follow through. But what does all that mean if you can’t get to what’s the cause and effect of that golf swing problem?

I’m here to tell you that many golf swing problems are caused by your body’s inability to perform optimal golf swing mechanics. Let me say that again. Your body is the culprit. If you don’t take a look at what the ‘physical’ issue is, you can take all the lessons you want and you will continue to have the same golf swing problem.

Let me give you a specific example.

You have a hard time staying “in your posture” during your golf swing. You’ve taken many lessons and your golf instructor keeps telling you “your coming out of your swing”. But what good is that if you don’t know why this is happening?

I’ll give you one (of many) reasons why this could be happening!

Your hamstrings (the back of your upper leg) are too tight AND week! This is a fact with the majority of golfers, especially the senior golfers.

Golf posture requires a bending at the hips, which puts a strain on the hamstrings and low back. If your hamstrings are tight, they will send a message to your brain saying “I can’t hold this, get me out of this uncomfortable position”.

Does that make sense?

The other message your hamstrings might send is “I’m not strong enough to hold this position, I’m going bail out of this position”.

This is a very common cause of “coming out of your golf swing”.

But if you are not aware this is the cause, you will continue to take lessons and hear the same thing over and over again. You could have saved hundreds of dollars in lessons, just by stretching and strengthening your hamstrings specific to your golf posture.

This is just one of many examples of how your body is what’s causing the golf swing problem.

Once you take the approach that your body dictates your ability to swing correctly, you will be on your way to the best golf of your life. You will soon not have to worry about a golf swing problem anymore.

Golf Swing Help With A Different Approach

Golf swing help is a thought in most amateur golfers minds on a daily basis. The never-ending search for a quick fix to your golf swing. I receive emails every day reading how golfers have tried “everything” and still haven’t improved. They have reached a state of desperation in their golf game.

Does this sound like you?

Unless you have 8 hours a day to work on your golf swing like the pros have, you will not be able to achieve that ultimate goal of consistent performance. The golf swing technique of today has become so complicated, that golfers are “paralyzed by over-analysis”.

I’ve heard some great analogies lately!

How about walking? Would we think of every biomechanical movement in every joint of our body when we walk? I don’t think so. If that happened, we’d have a lot of frustrated, immobile people out there.

The same thing holds true with golf. Having a basic understanding of how to hit the ball to your chosen target is critical, but after that, you shouldn’t have to think of 30 different things to swing the club to make this happen.

The end goal in golf is to get your ball to a target as accurately as you can, and then get it in the hole. With that being said, why are so many golfers not improving? The answer and solution are quite easy.

It’s what I say more than a dozen times every day to golfers. “It’s your body that swings the club, not the other way around”.

Your swing is only as good as your current ‘physical’ capabilities. Don’t you think that makes sense? I mean…if your body is tight (inflexible), do you think you’ll be able to make a nice full backswing with minimal tension? No way! That’s a physical impossibility.

The ONLY way to be able to achieve optimal swing mechanics with minimal effort is to improve your body’s ability to reach these physical points in the golf swing consistenly. Whether it’s a 90 degree shoulder turn, or hips slightly open with your head stationary behind the ball at impact.

It makes total sense to break down the swing fault you are currently dealing with and look at the physical requirement needed from your body. The more involved I get with improving golf performance, the more interested I’m getting in the biomechanics of the golf swing and how to improve them with the physical approach (both strength and flexibility).

I’ve seen dramatic results from members of my websites and customers of my golf improvement products, which tells me this is the way to improve your golf swing the quickest. I’ve had golfers literally tell me they wish they would have taken this approach 20 years ago!

Why not end the frustration once and for all and take a look at the ‘source’ of your swing fault?

With this approach, the last thing on your mind will be golf swing help.

Golf Swing Aids Aren’t Effective If…

Golf swing aids are rampant! Every golfer has dozens of them gathering dust in their garages or closets. How many wives have threatened a “clearing out” of these contraptions? If you are feeling me…keep reading.

Have you purchased golf swing aids only to use them once or twice and not see improvement? Isn’t this an everyday occurrence for golfers? I see and hear this all the time, and yet golfers will continue to spend hundreds of dollars by the ‘latest/greatest’ gimmick.

I don’t know if they (golfers) think they will find the “one” training aid that will change their game forever; or they are just trying to take the easy way out?

Either way, the main reason most golf swing aids don’t help is because you are not working on what’s causing your swing faults. You! Your machine (body) dictates your outcome! There’s no way around it!

What your body is capable of in that moment is the result you’ll get.

How many times have you wished you could make a bigger backswing but can’t? How often do you walk off the course with a sore back? How many times did you have a good front nine only to blow up on the back nine and shoot your normal score?

The above results were because of the “physical” issues within your body. Until you realize this and take a different approach to your golf improvement program, you’ll be a frustrated golfer for a long time.

In my opinion, there are a couple of golf swing aids that are effective when you incorporate them with your new golf training program. One is the medicus. This is a fantastic golf swing aid that gives you instant feedback. Swing it too fast or out of plane and the shaft breaks at the hinge.

Another golf swing aid I like is the weighted golf club. I swing mine everyday and boy does it loosen me up and strengthen my golf swing muscles.

Other than the above golf swing aids, there are dozens and dozens of ones that are a total waste of money. Save your money and work on you! The sooner you do, the sooner you’ll stop buying the latest, greatest golf swing aids.

The Secret to Effortless Distance With Your Golf Swing

Many times when you hear people talking about getting the most distance out of their drives or irons, you probably hear the word timing used as they talk about how to achieve this. Or, when you watch the professionals play (especially in person) the distance they achieve seems to come so effortlessly and smooth.

Although a discussion of the entire golf swing isn’t within the scope of this article, let’s talk about the timing. Timing is a word that is often bantered about when discussing the golf swing and more precisely achieving maximum distance; but timing of what? And how do I achieve it?

In a nutshell, when is comes to getting the most efficient distance out of your golf shot, the timing element is the timing of the release of the stored energy that has amassed during the process of your golf swing.

Again, for the purposes of this article, let’s fast forward just a bit to the point where you are at the top of your golf swing. At this point, if all has gone well, your left arm will straight. The relationship between the club and your wrists will be 90 degrees (wrists will be cocked). Your hips will have rotated approximately 45 degrees away from their original address position, while your shoulders have rotated more toward a 90 degree posture. Essentially, you are in somewhat of a ‘coiled’ position at the top of your backswing.

At this position, you have accumulated your stored energy. Except additional energy that will be stored and released rapidly as your shaft flexes and un-flexes, this is what you have to work with.

Now that you have all this energy stored up, how and when to release it is on of us golfers greatest conundrum. This power that you now possess is but a fleeting thing, and one must apply it at the proper moment in order to achieve the desired results.

Unfortunately, from this position at the top of the backswing is where the vast amount of golfers goes wrong; and that is the first movement they make back toward the ball is with the hands and arms. If you do this, a vast amount of your stored energy has now been released and not available to be applied to the golf ball. When you do this, you lose the angle created between your wrists and your club. You lose the angle that you have created between your shoulder and your hips. In essence, (among other things) you have begun uncoiling way to early.

Among other things, in its simplest form, this type of action is generally called swinging or releasing from the top or casting the club. Aside from grossly leaking energy from your swing this will cause and outside in swing path, and more often than not produce some severity of slice.

But, let’s stay strictly within the confines of energy and timing. If, from the top of your swing, you begin the ascent of your golf swing toward the impact zone from the ground up and maintain the aforementioned angles we discussed much longer, you’ll be well on your way to applying the energy of your swing at the proper moment (not to mention your swing path will be much more desirable).

From the top of your swing, the weight beginning to transfer from your back instep toward your front foot is what initiates the downswing. Not your hands, not your shoulders, not a spinning motion with your hips. As your weigh begins to move toward your front side, your hips will follow by beginning to release (uncoil) from the angle they had attained at the top of the swing. As the hips begin to uncoil and continue to follow the weight shift your shoulders and arms will naturally follow. Note that I said naturally. You shouldn’t be consciously firing your arms and shoulders to catch up. If you do, once again, you have just spent more of your stored energy.

As the weight shifts, the hips follow with rotation and the shoulders and arms now begin to follow suit, your wrists should still be in a ‘cocked’ position in relationship to the club. In other words, this angle is still maintained.

As your left hip clears, this imparts a tremendous amount of pressure for your upper body to catch up. And catch up it will in a big way. With you hips cleared and your belly beginning to point down the target line, you shoulders will follow through the hitting zone and finally your arms and hands will be naturally force to release in a dramatic fashion through the impact zone. As all this happens the shaft of your club will have a pretty fair amount of flex imparted on it. This is easily discernable if you look at a slow motion or still photo view of the club coming into the impact zone.

It is at this point, with the shaft flexed that the right hand begins to release (and eventually pronate) that is the culmination of releasing all this stored energy upon the golf ball with the proper timing.

In a sense, the release of the energy which entails the hips following the initiated weight shift, followed by the upper body responding to the hips uncoiling, that then begins to lead the arms and hands down the target line and through the hitting zone until finally the hands can no longer remain ‘cocked’ and they release the club naturally as a result of rapidly catching up to the rest of what the body has done.

In summary it is the arms and hands that complete the release of your stored energy NOT initiate it from the top of your swing. As you begin to bring this concept together it may actually feel to you as though your arms and hand are ‘trailing’ the rest of your swing. And in sense they are… they are waiting for the precise timing. And the great thing is, is that the physics of this will all take place quite naturally once you begin to refine the mechanics of your golf swing with your teaching professional. And with some practice you’ll soon be able to let the natural forces and physics of a good golf swing apply the proper timing to the golf ball in a smooth and effortless… longer distance manner.

10 Best Golf Travel Bags and Accessories

If you play golf, you have the idea of the equipment that can put a scratch in your wallet. Between your golf bag, irons, driver and putter, there’s a great risk you’ve invested over $1,000 into your gear. That’s pricey. And if you’re a golfer who likes to take the game on the road, you’ll require some security for those clubs, especially if you trip by airplane.

Travel bags, soft covers and other accessories are vital for the golfer who wants to use the baggage control at the airport. You certainly don’t desire your clubs to get damaged before a weekend golf trip with your acquaintances.

So keep reading below to check out a handful of the more popular and highest-rated travel bags and accessories from the top brands on the market nowadays. Shop a wider selection of golf travel bags and accessories if this list doesn’t have the style you’re searching for.

1. Izzo Golf Padded Travel Cover

  • Padded soft case protects your clubs in transit
  • Durable vinyl base provides added protection

2. CaddyDaddy Golf Phoenix Golf Travel Bag, Black

  • High Impact EVA Mold for Maximum Protection
  • 1 Year Full Bag Replacement Warranty – covers any damage to the bag caused by airlines

3.  Athletico Padded Golf Travel Bag – Golf Club Travel Cover To Carry Golf Bags And Protect Your Equipment On The Plane

  • PADDED TO PROTECT YOUR EXPENSIVE GOLF EQUIPMENT – Our golf travel bags feature 5mm of padding throughout, to help protect your golf clubs during transit. This golf travel case can be used when flying on an airplane, at the airport, or for added protection in the trunk of your car.
  • DURABLE AND BUILT TO LAST – Our golf club carriers are built with 600D polyester and feature a vinyl base to protect the bag from scuffs and abrasions. Golf luggage can take a beating at the airport, so we’ve engineered our protector to take the abuse.

4.  Samsonite Golf Hard Sided Travel Cover Case

  • The lightweight and durable solid ABS Shell shields your golf bag and clubs from the wear and tear of air travel
  • Features a padded quilted interior with extra foam cushioning on top to protect club heads

5.  Bag Boy 2017 T-750 Wheeled Travel Golf Cover

  • 600 D Nylon
  • Extra thick 4-sided padded top with high Density foam and impact resistant PVC for maximum club protection

6.  Ogio Golf- Savage Travel Cover

  • Lightweight design
  • Fully padded top compartment

7.  Hot-Z Golf Bags 3.0 Stand Bag

  • Nylon
  • Lightweight dobby nylon materials

8.  Bag Boy Revolver FX Cart Bag

  • 14-Way rotating top with Clip-Lok technology; full-length Individual dividers
  • 7 zippered pockets including: insulated cooler pocket, fleece-lined valuables pocket, 2 full-length garment pockets, oversized ball pocket, 2 accessory pockets

9.  AmazonBasics Soft-Sided Golf Travel Bag

  • Soft-sided golf travel bag for conveniently transporting a set of golf clubs (not included)
  • Made of durable nylon fabric; reinforced stress points; stands up on its own when holding a set of clubs

10.  Caddy Daddy Cdx-10 Wheeled Travel Cover

  • 1 Year Full Bag Replacement Warranty – covers any damage to the bag caused by airlines
  • In-Line Skate Wheels & Lockable Zippers (with optional TSA lock not included)

Why Traditional Golf Psychology is Useless and What to Do Instead

Hundreds of thousands of golfers have tried the traditional golf psychology (positive thinking) methods to improve their golf scores. Some of them have had some success – some of the time.

But from speaking with thousands of golfers, it seems that for most of you it has been an exercise in frustration and a waste of time.

I’ll let you in on a little secret – the traditional approach to positive thinking can indeed be frustrating and often is a complete waste of time.

It’s not that you weren’t doing it correctly or often enough, or that positive thinking and affirmations have no value, it’s simply that you were missing a major piece of the puzzle.

You were practicing DENIAL. And a part of you knew it. As they say – “Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt”. You were essentially denying the part of you that knew what you were affirming, such as

“I consistently hit 90% of greens in regulation” simply was not true.

Even as you were repeating your affirmation over and over again, part of you whispered “bull****”. I call that part of you the “inner critic”. And let’s face it; the inner critic may have a point. After all, it may be a fact that in the past year, you averaged only 30% greens in regulation.

The inner critic is the voice of all negative emotions on the course – fear, doubt, anger, embarrassment, etc. It can even be an underlying cause of physical symptoms such as tension, sweaty palms, and a variety of aches and pains.

The Renegade Mindset Techniques (RMT) for Golf System deals specifically with recognizing and eliminating the inner critic. RMT is a sports-specific form of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), the most popular method in the emerging world of Energy Psychology.

Instead of denying its existence, and allowing it to subtly sabotage our best efforts at improvement, we focus our attention on it and “clear it” with the simple yet powerful RMT protocols.

Once the negative thought or belief is acknowledged and cleared, a positive affirmation can more effectively take hold in your conscious and subconscious mind. You will have eliminated its competition, and therefore it will be easier to accept.

The RMT for Golf routines always begin with recognition of the negative issue. Then you will focus on that particular issue while “tapping” to eliminate it.

DO NOT be concerned about “being negative”!

Remember, it is the acknowledgement and clearing of the negative that is the key.

With the negative feeling/emotion cleared, THEN you can install the positive substitution with ease.

Stephen Ladd is a Golf Performance Coach pioneering breakthrough energy psychology techniques, and the creator of Renegade Mindset Techniques for Golf ?. Visit RenegadeMentalGolf.com for free reports, videos, newsletters and an 8 part email mini-tutorial!

The Renegade Golf Psychology System is a valuable resource for any golfer that believes that he/she can improve upon their mental training in order to drop their handicap and/or just enjoy the game a bit more. Although some of the psychological challenges can differ from the rank beginner to the tour pro, I’m sure these techniques can be adapted and used by all of us to finally start “training our brains”.

At the time of this writing the price is $57 US. Which seems to be quite a bargain, as that just one session around here with a sports hypnotist (who may know nothing specific to golfers) is a whopping $125. Another nice feature is that these guys offer free email coaching for sixty days, as well as a solid money-back guarantee.

To test the system out for yourself CLICK HERE

The Truth About Golf and the Zone

The Zone – it is the Holy Grail of all athletes in every sport…the elusive mind/body state in which everything comes together.The Zone – it is the Holy Grail of all athletes in every sport…the elusive mind/body state in which everything comes together.

Golfers describing the experience of being “in the zone” usually sound like this:

  • “Everything felt so easy”
  • “My swing was so fluid”
  • “I knew exactly what to do”
  •   Etc, Etc.

Ah yes…all golfers have had this experience. Some for only a moment or two, some for an entire round or even a weekend tournament.

But what is The Zone, anyway?

How do we get there and STAY there?

There are certainly plenty of theories postulated by PhDs in sports psychology as to the exact biochemical happenings in the brain and nervous system during “zone time”.

They even hook golfers up with electrodes and monitor a plethora of information and biofeedback data. This is all done to assist these golfers in their quest for the Holy Grail…The Zone.

Although it would be kind to assume that these Ivory Tower theorists have the best intentions, my gut tells me that it is usually more a case of “intellectual masturbation”.

Regardless, the whole thing really reminds me of Monty Python and The Holy Grail.

In other words, a fruitless endeavor doomed to failure because it is based on inane premises and therefore produces deluded conclusions.

However, it does provide a decent amount of comic relief, at least for me.

OK, so maybe I’m exaggerating (but just a little bit).

The quest to somehow evoke the Zone state and maintain it is misguided by most people because it is seen as a foreign destination – a state of being outside of the golfer’s natural mind/body state.

Here’s the big news …drum roll please…the Zone is your natural state of being.
That’s right – The Zone is NOT a state of being that you have to “get into” and then hope and pray that you stay there.
Rather, The Zone is your true state of mental and physical being.

It is the place to which you return when you are finally able to eliminate and clear the specific impediments to your natural freedom state.

These impediments include (but are not limited to):

  • The voice of your “inner critic” (does it EVER shut up?)
  • Self doubt
  • Fear
  • Tension
  • Comfort Zones
  • Anger
  • Etc., etc.

Feel free to add your own to the list.

The important point is that these issues keep you from LIVING in The zone, both on and off the course.
The key is to “clear” or “eliminate” these issues… and then…viola…you are in The Zone.
After a relatively short period of time, The Zone will start to feel normal, because it is indeed your natural state of being.

There are many tools, methods, and techniques that different people have found useful in clearing these types of issues. They include everything from meditation and prayer to traditional talk therapy.

Hell, if you listen to the top grossing movie stars, even Scientology!
My personal program is a combination of quantum physics and centuries-old Asian wisdom called Tap In Golf (TIG)
The Tap In Golf techniques are designed to clear these issues that keep you from being in The Zone, and from shooting the scores you deserve.

TIG is not the only way to clear your issues. It just happens to be extremely fast, simple to learn, and is specific to golf.

No electrodes or biofeedback devices required.

Golf will quickly become a whole lot easier.

Are YOU ready to LIVE in the ZONE?

Forget about the quest for the Holy Grail. Leave that to Knights who say “NI” (and the PhDs).

Stephen Ladd is a Golf Performance Coach pioneering breakthrough energy psychology techniques, and the creator of Renegade Mindset Techniques for Golf ?. Visit RenegadeMentalGolf.com for free reports, videos, newsletters and an 8 part email mini-tutorial!

The Renegade Golf Psychology System is a valuable resource for any golfer that believes that he/she can improve upon their mental training in order to drop their handicap and/or just enjoy the game a bit more. Although some of the psychological challenges can differ from the rank beginner to the tour pro, I’m sure these techniques can be adapted and used by all of us to finally start “training our brains”.

At the time of this writing the price is $57 US. Which seems to be quite a bargain, as that just one session around here with a sports hypnotist (who may know nothing specific to golfers) is a whopping $125. Another nice feature is that these guys offer free email coaching for sixty days, as well as a solid money-back guarantee.

To test the system out for yourself CLICK HERE

Reduce Your Golf Handicap With EFT

In the mid 1990’s Stanford – trained engineer Gary Craig turned the psychology world on its head with the introduction of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). EFT is a meridian-based therapy, often referred to as “do-it-yourself acupuncture without the needles”. Instead you simply “tap” on a few “clearing points” on the face and body while focusing on the negative emotion, in order to “clear” it.

Sounds a bit unusual, eh?

It is unusual.

But so are the results.

Gary and his team achieved “astonishing results” while working with war veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). These men had recurring nightmares, phobias, paranoia, shame and guilt among other socially crippling conditions and feelings. EFT was able to give them peace and hope in a matter of hours, where more traditional therapies had failed for years.

So what does this have to do with reducing your golf handicap?

Well, if EFT can help a war veteran with PTSD, then your first tee jitters, yips, or anxiety about hitting over water don’t really stand a chance!

Try it for yourself.

The next time you are faced with a shot that is causing you any sort of negative emotion, do the following:

Step away from the ball.

Identify the negative feeling and focus on it while performing the “tapping” as described below.

1) Using the tips of your index and middle fingers, tap on the boney area about one inch directly below one eye – approximately 10 times.

2) Next tap 10 times on the boney area just outside the same side eye.

3) Then tap the insides of your wrists together approximately 10 times.

4) Finally, take a deep breath, step up to the ball and swing away.

Yes, it really can be that simple to eliminate the mental and emotional barriers between you and consistent peak performance.

The above demonstration is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the enormous potential inherent in these techniques to reduce your golf handicap and increase your enjoyment out on the links.

Stephen Ladd is a Golf Performance Coach pioneering breakthrough energy psychology techniques, and the creator of Renegade Mindset Techniques for Golf ?. Visit RenegadeMentalGolf.com for free reports, videos, newsletters and an 8 part email mini-tutorial!

The Renegade Golf Psychology System is a valuable resource for any golfer that believes that he/she can improve upon their mental training in order to drop their handicap and/or just enjoy the game a bit more. Although some of the psychological challenges can differ from the rank beginner to the tour pro, I’m sure these techniques can be adapted and used by all of us to finally start “training our brains”.

At the time of this writing the price is $57 US. Which seems to be quite a bargain, as that just one session around here with a sports hypnotist (who may know nothing specific to golfers) is a whopping $125. Another nice feature is that these guys offer free email coaching for sixty days, as well as a solid money-back guarantee.

To test the system out for yourself CLICK HERE

NLP For Golf Training

As a professional mental golf training coach, I’ve become known for my use of energy psychology to break through barriers and assist golfers in slashing strokes off their handicap. But energy psychology is only one of the renegade tools that I utilize with my golfers to maximize their performance. I’ve also been trained by several Master NLP Practitioners, and get great results with techniques like anchoring.

What is an anchor?

An anchor is formed when an internal response becomes associated with an external stimulus. Think Pavlov and his salivating dogs..

Hear A Bell = Salivate

Anchoring yourself is very easy to do. But because anchors can be positive or negative, and programed with or without your conscious awareness, it’s to your advantage to set them deliberately.

Here’s how to do it:

  • When ever you smash an awesome drive or stroke the perfect putt, you are momentarily in what we call a “peak state”. Immediately, perform some kind of unique action – say a specific phrase, snap your fingers twice, blink your eyes three times quickly, etc. The keys are that you do it right away, and that it be unique enough that it’s not something you do all the time.
  • After completing this process several times, you will have anchored that action and that peak state. The cool thing is that you can then perform that action (anchor) at any time on the course, and put yourself right back into that peak state. This will greatly enhance your chances of performing well – we all kick more butt when in peak states.
  • A great time to set anchors is out on the practice range. Simply hit a shot, and see how the result feels. Obviously, anchor in only the really good shots.
  • This practice range environment is ideal because you get the repetition necessary for setting those solid, positive anchors. Then go out and use them on the course to achieve and maintain your peak states. Simply “activate” your new anchor (by performing the unique action) as part of your pre-shot routine, or anytime (on or off the course) when your need to be at your best.
  • Pavlov would be so proud of all you dogs!

Stephen Ladd is a Golf Performance Coach pioneering breakthrough energy psychology techniques, and the creator of Renegade Mindset Techniques for Golf. Visit RenegadeMentalGolf.com for free reports, videos, newsletters and an 8 part email mini-tutorial!

The Renegade Golf Psychology System is a valuable resource for any golfer that believes that he/she can improve upon their mental training in order to drop their handicap and/or just enjoy the game a bit more. Although some of the psychological challenges can differ from the rank beginner to the tour pro, I’m sure these techniques can be adapted and used by all of us to finally start “training our brains”.

At the time of this writing the price is $57 US. Which seems to be quite a bargain, as that just one session around here with a sports hypnotist (who may know nothing specific to golfers) is a whopping $125. Another nice feature is that these guys offer free email coaching for sixty days, as well as a solid money-back guarantee.

To test the system out for yourself CLICK HERE