Friday, October 09, 2020

Best Golf Game Advice for Beginners Will Leave You Laughing!

President of MindRev™ Labs, Bill Beausay, has a lifetime of knowledge about the golf game. In this guest blog, Bill offers sound advice not just for golf beginners, but for anyone who takes themselves too seriously! Bill's bio can be found below. Enjoy...and feel free to share your comments.

My Best Beginners Advice: Laugh a Little! ­čśä

Earlier this summer I was following a very entertaining foursome. There was an older guy showing his wife and a younger couple how to play golf. They were in carts and playing fast, but they clearly had very little idea what they were doing. 

 

Golf Game Advice for Beginners

And they were really having fun: thoughtless, carefree, and lost-in-the-moment fun. They were laughing a lot and making fun noises - probably breaking unwritten golf club etiquette. And I really wanted to be with them. 

Unfortunately, I was playing with three grumps; experienced players, really good players who had lost something important along the way. And sad to say, they are the role-model for too many more inexperienced players.  

I’m a sports psychologist, trained to take things seriously and always seek sharper ways to get people’s psychology primed and working at peak.  It’s great to work and I’ve had the profound pleasure of helping people at all levels of the game. 

And, from my perspective, I think the game needs an injection of something bright and fresh and vital; something I saw in those new players. 

Let me explain it like this: 

Golf is like a casino for most beginners. Just like with a slot machine or a card game, you line up a shot, address the ball, swing the club and…..well, you really have no idea what you’re going to get. Sometimes you connect with the golf ball and get that rush of adrenaline that says “YES!” Other times, (most of the time) you get a “thud” or a clump of dirt or wild twist in your ball flight.  

And you feel like crap. 

And you get mad and stomp around and yell at yourself. 

Then comes the irresistible lure of another pull on the slot machine, another chance on the blackjack table….and you’re hooked on golf for life.  And the fun stops.  

As a professional in the "head-game" of golf let me make a suggestion: don’t let this happen to you. 

At my research outfit, MindRev™ Golf, we are running a trial on the technique we call “Neuro-Ecstatics.” What that means is that we believe anyone can control their mental chemistry (and thus your playing and your score) by practicing some very specific external behaviors when you screw up.   

In particular, we are studying making yourself laugh…out loud….like REAL LOUD, on purpose when you mess up. 

We refer to mental routines you do after a shot as a “post-shot-routine”. They are especially important to apply after a bad shot. I know it sounds weird but the feedback we’re getting from our test-players is that this post-shot routine releases something inside. It makes these players relax, clear their mind, and enjoy their game way more. 

In short, it helps them have more fun. Which is why we play in the first place, right?   

So laugh a little, just to do it, and love the game more!  


BIO: 

Bill Beausay is the President and Technical Director at MindRev™ Labs. He is the former Director of Research and Development at the Academy of Sports Psychology, a full-time inner-game trainer and researcher. If you have an interest in having more information on virtual training programs or to join one of MindRev™ Golf’s FREE research trials, visit www.mindrevgolf.com and checkout the “Research Portal” in the catalog of courses. 


If you enjoyed this golf game advice, the editor suggests you read: How to Play Happy Golf (even when it rains on your Myrtle Beach vacation!)

Photo by Jopwell from Pexels

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

How Do I Break 90?

The golf article presented on Golf for Beginners this week was written by Golf Digest Writer and PGA Teaching Professional, Ernie Boshers (bio below). Feel free to write your comments below and add if you regularly break 90 on the golf course and, if not, what you feel you might be doing to inhibit your progress. Enjoy the article!

Thursday, August 20, 2020

How to Enter the Folds of Honor 13th Patriot Golf Day Shootout

It is an honor to support our heroes and to share the following press release about how to enter the 13th annual Patriot Golf Day Shootout.

Held at the magnificent Treetops Resort in Northern Michigan, the Patriot Golf Day Shootout pays tribute to fallen heroes of our magnificent country and raises funds for the Folds of Honor Foundation, a charity that provides scholarships to families of our fallen or wounded heroes.

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Patriot Golf Day Shootout

Hosted by Treetops Resort

Friday, September 4th – Sunday, September 6th, 2020 – Labor Day Weekend


Treetops Resort is Celebrating the 13th annual Patriot Day Golf Shootout. The event raises funds for the Folds of Honor Foundation, a charity that provides scholarships to families of the fallen or wounded. In addition to great golf, Treetops will pay tribute to those who have served and are currently serving.


Patriot Golf Day Shootout

Since 2007, the Folds of Honor has provided educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members. Returning home from his second tour of duty in Iraq, Lieutenant Colonel Dan Rooney, an F-16 fighter pilot in the Oklahoma Air National Guard, became painfully aware of the reality families face when a loved one in uniform is fallen or disabled. 


Lt. Colonel Rooney decided he had to do something. 


Not only would he pay tribute to American service-members and their families, he would live as a reminder among civilians that it is our duty to honor the sacrifices of those who preserve the freedoms we so easily take for granted. Lieutenant Colonel Rooney committed to spend his life-changing the future of America’s grieving spouses and children. In 2007, he formed the Folds of Honor Foundation; a 501C-3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational scholarships to the families of these heroic Americans.

 

When asked about the storied golf event, General Manager Barry Owens commented how proud he is of this event, “Without the passion shared by our Assistant General Manager, Kevin McKinley this event would not stand as tall it does each year.  Kevin became true friends with Lieutenant Colonel Dan Rooney after the fellow PGA Golf Professional told his story.  Standing true to both Lt. Colonel Rooney’s and Kevin McKinley’s passion to honor the fallen and educate their legacy, this Treetops Resort event is a gift each year – we are proud to host this event each year with the intention of giving back to the many military families who serve our country.” 


Read more about how Patriot Golf Day Benefits American Heroes


In addition, on September 2nd prior to the event Assistant General Manager Kevin McKinley, and Erik Meisner (retired Army Ranger from the 2nd Battalion) will play an 81 hole golf marathon to raise funds for the cause.

 

Patriot Golf Day Weekend is full of events including an individual golf event where golfers compete to honor or memorialize someone who has meant a lot to them and their affiliation with the military, as well as a partner event where teams compete for the coveted Brook Bucklin Cup.

 

How to Enter:

 

Active / Retired Military - choose your financial commitment level:

  • Raise $500 - for Entry Fee & 1 Lodging Room (for 3 nights for a 2-person team, based on one team sharing a room)
  • Raise $750 for Entry Fee & 2 Lodging Rooms (for 3 nights for a 2-person team, based on one team NOT sharing a room)

Public / Non-Military - choose your financial commitment level:

  • Raise $1,000 - for Entry Fee & 1 Lodging Room (for 3 nights for a 2-person team, based on one team sharing a room)
  • Raise $1,250 for Entry Fee & 2 Lodging Rooms (for 3 nights for a 2-person team, based on one team NOT sharing a room)

This event has many valuable but moving parts, so any and all questions about how you can be a part of it should be directed to Kevin McKinley -kmckinley@treetops.com

 

About Treetops Resort

 

Known for its majestic rolling hills and natural valleys overlooking the Pigeon River Valley Fall is the perfect time to visit Treetops Resort with its spectacular views.  The resort is home to Robert Trent Jones, Sr.’s final design; the Masterpiece, and is the course that is largely acknowledged to be the architect’s crowning glory. The equally magnificent Premier course is the only course in Michigan designed by the famed Tom Fazio. The Signature course is rated a Top 100 Resort Golf Course. The Tradition course bears its name by the ‘traditional’ wooden pins and pennant flags paying homage to golf’s origin. Treetops Resort is home to North America’s #1 Par 3 Course – "Threetops".


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Photo, American Flag: Tony Hathcock from FreeImages