It’s only natural to take time off, especially during the winter months, when inclement or extremely cold weather in many parts of the country makes enjoying a round of golf next to impossible. And we all understand the importance of taking a break, giving our minds and bodies the chance to rest and rejuvenate. But as necessary as taking a breather is, there are still many things we can do to prepare for the upcoming golf season. Whether the groundhog sees his shadow or not, spring will be on its way before we know it, and it will soon be time to start swinging again.
by Jeff Troesch
If you have any interest in seeing the impact that mental toughness has on sport performance first hand, go no further than the PGA or LPGA Qualifying tournaments or “Q-School”. Each year for the past several years, I have worked with players on site during this event. A great many of the conversations that the players have are a rehashing of their performance this past year on the PGA, LPGA, Nationwide, or mini-tour circuits. What I have heard frequently are things that could help the junior golfer get a head start in his or her career.