Business Golf For Women - Tips And Advice For Getting The Most Out Of Golf, For Business, Executive, And Career Women
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Did you know golf as a business tool and for fun is on in the increase. In fact the fastest growing group of golfers is women.Business and executive women are using the game as businessmen did before them - for networking, for entertaining clients, and for making business deals right on the links.
Golf is the only sport that gives you four or five hours of uninterrupted time to talk to a potential business client or buyer and get to know him or her. That's why golf is such a useful skill for any businesswoman to acquire.
Any women who is serious about getting ahead in business needs to look at incorporating golf into her strategy for success. Playing business golf for women offers beautiful settings that are conducive to developing and deepening business relationships. You'll have the time to learn information and characteristics about each other that you might otherwise never have known.
Let your mind go through the Four Stages of Learning as they apply to the golf swing
Many golfers spend time practicing but never seem to have enough confidence to let the body or system instead of the brain swing the club. Thus, they are left with two swings; the range swing and the course swing which are quite different. One is relaxed and free, the other tense, jerky and off balance not to mention inconsistent. The goal of practice is to develop a golf swing you have confidence in. One that is repeatable and automatic. I submit the golf swing, itself, is a ‘systematic’ not a ‘mental’ process.
What to do
Next time you are practicing, let your mind go through the Four Stages of Learning as they apply to thegolf swing. Consciously remind yourself of those stages while you practice instead of ‘thinking’ while you swing. You will find that you ‘feel’ the different swing positions after the swing is completed. You do not have to ‘think’ about it while it is ‘happening’.
Golf Tips and strategiesfrom the EWGAto help newcomers to game of golf
1. Develop your game plan. Make a commitment and stay focused on your purpose. Evaluate yourself after a lesson or a round to ensure that you are accomplishing what you set out to do.
2. Pick a program – start with professional golf instruction. Choose private lessons or group clinics. EWGA offers new golfer clinics for women led by PGA and LPGA teaching professionals. A new industry-wide program called “Get Golf Ready” is providing 5 lessons for $99.
3. Everyone learns differently. You’ll find dozens of resources -- golf instructional DVDs, videos, online clips, books, magazines -- to help you learn the game of golf and the etiquette about the game. Only you know your learning style so seek out assistance that fits you!
Does any of the following sound familiar when it comes to going to the driving range?
“My husband turns into a golf pro telling me I need to do what he tells me if I expect to improve. Even if I’m taking lessons, he seems to think he knows better what I need to do than my teacher. We almost always leave the driving range mad at each other and he has no clue why I am so upset. After all, he was just trying to help!”
Or this: “Men seem to swarm when they see a woman at a range. Trying to show off their ability and knowledge of the golf swing, they are always telling me what I am doing wrong. I think they could care less about helping me. They just want my phone number.”
And finally: “With so many people, it is distracting. I find myself watching others hit balls and without realising it, I lose track of what it is I need to be working on. Or worse, I’ll try to emulate others thinking what they are doing will help me and I lose patience, get mad and leave.”
Golf tips for using the mirror as a golf training aid for swing improvement
It is time to get ready for the 2011 golf season and if you live in cold areas of the world, well, that is no excuse.
The time to start is now, so, get off the couch and get a head start on a better swing and game. You only need a 5, 6 or 7 iron, a full length mirror and a little patience. Actually, this infatuation I have with the mirror all started in 1983 when I set about rebuilding my own golf swing after being away from the golf profession for over 7 years. As I left the driving range I was helping build one day, (shortly after re entering the golf business), the teaching mirror being delivered. Something clicked for me.
I went straight home, took a 7 iron, went into our walk in closet, set the club in the hitting position, and BINGO! When I looked at my reflection in the mirror, I realised those 7 years had caused me to lose my sense of feel for the correct set up position. I was able to see what had changed with my grip, stance, head position, spine, weight distribution…EVERYTHING!
The most vital part of our golf game is putting
On average, the number of putts we take per round will fluctuate from 28 for the pros to 40 and over for the higher handicap golfer. Usually that means that approximately a third of all our golf shots are putts. How many of us use a third of our practice time on the putting green or anytime finding out about reading putting greens?
All of us who struggle with our putting can benefit from these putting tips and you will improve rapidly. These tips have helped me get over the "yips" and have made a marked improvement in my putting. If you can improve your putting by only 10% that will equate to bettering your scores by 2 to 4 shots per round and even more for others.
You may have seen on TV that many professionals are now scoring their golf balls with a thin black or colored line, Tiger Woods being one of them. They do this to aid their alignment while putting. The main benefit of doing this, is to have one less thing to think about while making a putt. I will explain more on this shortly but the less we all have to think about while putting the better. The more positive and relaxed we can be, the more putts we will make.