The Advantages of Playing Golf in Short Bursts

The Advantages of Playing Golf in Short Bursts

Why Concentrating on Golf in Short Bursts is Beneficial

I have often talked about playing golf for 48 minutes, more like other sports. That is concentrating for short bursts of time around each shot. One of the greatest lessons I ever got was early in my career.

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Joey Sindelar and I were very good friends and I happened to be at the Bay Hill Tournament working on the practice tee with another player and Joey Sindelar was making the turn and yelled to me you got to come over and watch me, I am going to shoot 80. I looked at his placard and it said one over and wondered what is going on here. Joey hit a shot and ran over to the gallery ropes and started talking to me about the Celtics and the Lakers. Then he excused himself, hit another shot, came over and talked about where we were going to go to dinner. Hit another shot, came over to the ropes and talked to me again. How is your wife, what is going on at home? Eight holes went by and there was a little bit of delay on the last hole and he went seven under par. It seemed to me it is more reasonable to not be worrying about what your score is between shots. You ought to be preparing yourself by playing in short bursts, short intervals of playing golf for 48 minutes.

Category: Course Strategy
Sub-Category: Practice, Psychology
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.


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