Training: Stress Release

Thanks for previewing this video. Please upgrade your account to Pro to finish watching and get unlimited access over 1,000+ training videos. Click here to see all of the other perks you'll receive as a GolfLink Pro!
OK
Training: Stress Release
Category: Psychology
Sub-Category: Chipping, Pitching, Short Game, Bad Lies, Wind, Practice

Video Transcript

Video Golf Tip | Training: Stress Release

I spent a sabbatical year at the Johnson Space Center here in Houston, Texas at NASA. My task was to study pressurized conditions. Performance under pressure. Astronaut teams, how the cooperate and how the perform motorically. How they can execute their jobs under pressure, under micro-gravity, stressful conditions. How to get the job done. We learned a number of lessons that are very useful for golfers. The lessons are, train under circumstances that exaggerate, that inoculate you against stress. Typically when we practice our short game we fluff the ball up, we have a good lie, we are feeling nice, all hydrated, there are no distractions, we chip the ball or pitch the ball close to the flag and we keep hitting those balls over and over again. That kind of practice is not likely to improve your short game. It is not likely to produce a player who is tough under conditions. It is much better to practice when it is windy, when it is raining, practice off of bad lies, play a two ball game playing your worst ball. What we call stress inoculation. Inoculate yourself against stress by creating conditions that are more extreme than conditions you are going to see in that club championship.

About the Instructor
Dr. Fran Pirozzolo
Dr. Fran Pirozzolo
Woodlands Sports Medicine Centre
1441 Woodstead Court
The Woodlands, TX 77380
fpirozzolo@aol.com

Fran Pirozzolo is the mental coach to many PGA Tour Pros and is a performance coach for the New York Yankees. He is also the author of The Putter's Pocket Companion.


ACTIVITY FEED

Richard D. unlocked the Ace Achievement!
Placed #1 on the Lomas Santa FeLeaderboard .
Richard D. unlocked the Golden Golfer Achievement!
Recorded 10 rounds.

Richard D.  Scored 103 at  Harbor Point Harbor Springs, Michigan

Maui M. joined GolfLink

J H.  Scored 91 at  The Windermere Club Blythewood, South Carolina

View Activity Feed

Video of the Day
Weak Push Shot Cure Watch Video>>

Varying Shot Height To vary the height of your shots just make a basic adjustment to your ball position and follow through
Pitching Basics Let your body pivot, open the club face and keep a constant loft through the entire swing
Hip Turn in the Golf Swing In a one plane motion the arms, shoulders and hips all turn around in a circle as opposed to a slide and hip bump in the two plane swing.