Category Archives: Ian Hardie

How to find the ‘sweet spot’ on your golf putter

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“The best stroked putt in a lifetime does not bring the aesthetic satisfaction of a perfectly hit wood or iron shot. There is nothing to match the whoosh and soar, the almost magical flight of a beautifully hit drive or 5-iron.”Al Barkow

By Ian Hardie

Most golfers that I have met over the years would tell you that their golf putter only has three parts – the grip, the shaft and the putter head

Now while that is the basic make-up of a golf putter – there are two other parts of your golf putter that are quite important when it comes to good putting

Which means that they are definitely worth knowing about!

Firstly, almost all putters these days have some markings on the head that are there to either help you line up your putts or simply to indicate where the ‘measured centre’ of the putter…

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7 Signs that you might be a negative golfer – part six

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“You fight, you try your best but if you lose you don’t have to break five racquets and smash up the locker room. You can do those things but when you’ve finished, nothing’s changed. You’ve still lost. If something positive came from that, I probably would do it. But I see only negativity.”Rafael Nadal

By Ian Hardie

In the post 7 Signs that you might be a negative golfer – part five I took a look at the fourth sign that you could be a negative golfer is;

Choosing to hit a safe shot rather than the one that needs to be hit to play the hole

I suggested that this sort of negativity is normally developed over a long period of time

Fuelled by a combination of both the golfers’ level of negativity during each game and a pattern of results that are less than ideal –…

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7 Signs that you might be a negative golfer – part five

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“Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities — always see them, for they’re always there.”Norman Vincent Peale

By Ian Hardie

In the post 7 Signs that you might be a negative golfer – part four I suggested that the third sign that you could be a negative golfer is;

Constantly complaining about everything during your game

At the end of that post I left you to make a list of negative things that you may say or hear while playing a game of golf, rate each one from a scale of 1 to 5 and then decide

Whether you had more 1’s and 2’s on your list than anything else

Or did the list that you ended up with feature a lot of 3’s, 4’s and 5’s?

Hopefully, just doing that exercise made you aware…

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Could sleeping more help to lower your golf score – part two?

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“If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It’s the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep.”Dale Carnegie

By Ian Hardie

In the post Could sleeping more help to lower your golf score?

I talked about a golfer who was heading out to play a game convinced that they probably wouldn’t play very well as they “hadn’t had much sleep last night”

That comment led me to wondering about the effect that the amount of sleep a golfer has – can have on a golfer’s performance during a round

Because I’m sure that golfer wasn’t alone in feeling like that

As for most of us the amount of sleep that we get in the days and weeks leading up to and ultimately on the night before a game – like a lot of other things in our life away…

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7 Signs that you might be a negative golfer – part three

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“The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, pain, hunger, mosquitoes and silly people.”Ralph Waldo Emerson

By Ian Hardie

In the post 7 Signs that you might be a negative golfer – part two I suggested that the first sign that you could be a negative golfer is;

Telling everyone that you meet (who will listen) how bad your game is!

The reason for that as you may recall is that the sheer repetition of saying that sort of thing to other golfers – will eventually end up convincing your sub-conscious mind that you are indeed a bad golfer

Which as you will have worked out by reading the post I suggested to read near the end – will result in your golf game descending into a never ending…

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Why do some golfers take off their golf glove to putt?

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“I’m certainly not a saint out there on the golf course. In fact, far from it. Like when you make a three-putt and become upset. I take one step back and remember there are more important things going on in the world than golf.”  – Bernhard Langer

By Ian Hardie

As I was finishing up a golf lesson the other day, the golfer I had been helping to improve their game asked a question which had obviously been on their mind for a while

‘Why do some golfers take off their golf glove to putt?’

I thought that was a pretty good question and apart from the odd comments I’d heard about various golfers over the years – as to whether they did or didn’t

I’m pretty sure that’s the first time a golfer has actually asked me that question

Like a lot of the questions I get about…

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7 Signs that you might be a negative golfer – part two

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“A lot of people look at the negative things, the things that they did wrong – which I do sometimes. But I also like to stress on the things I did right, because there are certain things that I like to look at from a positive standpoint that are just positive reinforcement.”Tiger Woods

By Ian Hardie

In the post 7 Signs that you might be a negative golfer I introduced the idea that of all the various types of golfers that are participants in the game we play

The ones that seem to cause the most problems for other golfers are the annoying golfers, the cheating golfers, the slow golfers and the club throwers

A group of people that clearly make up a sizeable amount of the golfers around the world

However, even though they are the ones that are the most noticeable I’d suggest

That…

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