Oct 28, 2019
The pre shot routine is a very important process of preparation before hitting the shot in front of you. It is essential to stay calm and focused on what you want to happen.
Just before starting my pre shot routine, I stand next to the ball taking in all elements of the shot. This includes the consideration of the weather conditions, the lie, the slope, the distance and club to name a few. After gathering such information I begin behind the ball, taking a few seconds to determine my target and exactly where I want my ball to end up.
Sep 30, 2019It only takes one mental lapse to let the game of golf deceive you. It only takes one distraction to make a mistake. It only takes one small change to your golf swing to alter everything you practice, learned, and re-taught yourself. It’s the game of golf, but it mirrors our quest in life to be that much better. As a college athlete (tennis), I never realized how much playing an individual sport would help me excel later in life. Mental toughness defines you, make that your strongest attribute.Read more
Sep 18, 2019First and foremost, the game of golf should be fun and enjoyable. But we all know it can be difficult at times. Junior golf has some of my best memories. Through junior golf I have made life long friendships. I have learned so many great lessons of patience, integrity, perseverance and sportsmanship, the game itself is extremely humbling.Read more
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“I’d rather you grab a small bucket and make every single ball count than grab a large and just ‘drag and swing’ for an hour.” -Michael Midgette, PGAAs a PGA Professional and Instructor who’s passionate about the competitive side of the game, I’d like to share some of my observations and recommendations concerning PRACTICE. The top three “complaints” I hear from amateur golfers I coach are:
Aug 01, 2019The game of golf is a lot different than the other sports. I believe the #1 overall challenge in golf is that you are out on the course alone. No teammates to back you up if you happen to make a mistake, no players on the bench waiting to substitute in to give you a break if you start to slip a bit. You, against the course, 5 hours of a mental and physical test.Read more
Jul 14, 2019
Hey there! My name is Whitney Hickman, and I am currently a professional golfer on the mini-tour circuit. I’m going to give you guys a little WITB (What’s in the Bag), and also let you in on a few of my favorite must-have accessories when I’m practicing or on the course.