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Author: Jeff Fisher

Focus on the Process, Forget the Result

03/04/2015 “All I had to do was make a par on 18 and I would have __________ (broken 100/90/80/70 for the first time, beaten my brother, etc…you fill in the blank), but I made a double…” Something I have heard far too often in my career as a golf professional, and when I watch it happen it is almost always avoidable.  If you have even gotten far enough in a round to have a story like this one, then you have been doing something right all day, don’t change it now. The simplest way to avoid this from happening...

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Young Golfer Development: Why Hold Them Back?

02/07/2015 There is a lot of talk in the coaching world about how best to develop young players for competition in golf. The phrase “Long Term Athletic Development” gets used a lot and golf is commonly referred to as a late specialization sport. Late specialization means that a young athlete should not focus solely on golf until the later years of their youth. The case for late specialization is made primarily on the basis that playing other sports, or sampling as it is referred to, develops a more well-rounded athlete and that early specialization often times causes burnout. As...

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College Golf: So You Wanna Play College Golf?

01/12/2015 For the past several years our academy has focused on getting junior golfers from high school to college golf and we have done so with great success. In the last five years more than 30 of our students have gone on to play college golf. Many have won collegiate events, conference championships and become All-Americans. One was named NCAA National Player of the Year and another National Junior College Player of the Year. These numbers would make it seem as if the road to college golf is an easy one, yet it is an extremely tough journey and...

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Don’t Just Exercise…

12/23/2014 As a golf coach I watch hundreds of golfers hit balls in a given month. That may occur in a lesson or it may happen just as I am walking past a full driving range. The thought that occurs to me most often when watching people hit balls on the driving range is that they truly have no hope of getting better. That may seem like a pretty harsh statement but the fact of the matter is that it is true. How do I know this? Because from watching them hit balls it is obvious they have no...

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