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Have you ever pulled a “Golf Mariah”?

If you play the game, you undoubtedly have.  screenhunter_1205-jan-01-13-31

After last night’s New Years Eve performance a “Golf Mariah” is a new word to define showing up at the first tee unprepared.

We’ve all done it. In golf and in life. I remember showing up to Christmas Eve program in 2nd grade without knowing my lines. A few years ago I struggled through an unprepared business presentation. And there are countless times I showed up to the golf course in a hurry and not ready to play.

It happens. But we want to avoid pulling a Golf Mariah whenever we can.

Here are 6 steps to avoid pulling a Golf Mariah in 2017…

  1. Drink water. A lot of water. I’ve played my best tournaments drinking nearly a half gallon in the 3 hours prior to tee off.
  2. Keep your chest and head high. It’s hard to do. Most of you are hunched over your computer all day prior to rushing across town for league play. Make sure you keep your chest and head held up as frequently as possible the last few hours prior to playing golf. The improved posture helps you swing faster and hit the ball straighter.
  3. Long deep breaths. This goes hand in hand with keeping your chest and head high. Breathing not only keeps you alive, it also decreases stress and keeps you calm and prepared for your best golf.
  4. Review positive images. Think back to the time you hit the longest and straightest drive of your life. Remember the pure 7 iron you hit to the back left flag. Reminding yourself of these great golf shots prior to play increases the odds you’ll repeat them.
  5. Buy time. You cannot make time, you cannot manage time. But you can buy it. Pay an assistant $5 to make your last delivery, finish up your reports or run your suits to the dry cleaners. Take the extra 10 minutes you bought yourself and use it to prepare for a great round of golf.
  6. Wear your favorite golf shirt. Or your favorite shoes. Put on something that gives you confidence. Maybe it is placing all your change in your left pocket. Whatever gives you the slight mental edge of believing in yourself and believing your round of golf is going to be great. Do whatever it takes.

Make 2017 Your Best Golf Year Ever!

Scott Seifferlein
GrandRapidsGolfLesson.com
616.802.4969

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Golf Update

Custom coaching programs are sold out for the season. Therefore, I have started a waiting list for this year and the 2017 season in addition to contracting with several additional golf instructors to help fulfill the demand.

Lastly I have moved central operations to Scott Lake Golf & Practice Center and added one additional program with me personally on Wednesday evening. Info and how to sign up is below.

Wednesday Night Coaching Program

This program is limited to the first 6 registrations for each of the 3 sessions.

Who it is for:

Golfers who play for fun and business, score between 90 and 110 and want to add 30 yards to their tee shots, gain control of their irons and for once and for all have the short game of their dreams.

What:

GrandRapidsGolfLesson.com with PGA Golf Guru Scott Seifferlein’s Epic Wednesday Night Team training guarantees results and makes golf freakin’ fun again.

How much fun? “They were all laughing when some idiot hit driver on the lay-up hole… until it landed 5 feet from the hole for eagle!” It’s fun when you are BOMBING the ball. Just ask Chuck…

The tee shot that couldn’t be hit

When:

May 11th and 18th – How to hit it freakin’ far, Pitch Shots That Stop on a dime and an on-course* training session.

June 1st, 8th, 15 th, 22nd and 29th – Hooks and Slices, Wedge Play, Iron Play and two on-course* training sessions.

July 13th, 20th, 27 th and Aug 3 rd – Long Distance Putting, Short Distance Putting and two on-course* training sessions.

All times 7PM to 8PM

*On-course sessions are 7PM to 9PM

Investment: May $147, June $347, July/Aug $297

Whole Enchilada (that means all three months) for only $647

How to begin the fun: Call or text 616.802.4969

— Your Partner In Business Golf Success,

Scott Seifferlein
Author, Speaker & PGA Golf Guru
Founder Business Golf Mastermind
Phone: 616.802.4969
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Would You Take A Pro’s Long Game or Short Game? Two Live Case Study Results

Case Study #1 

Test Subjects

Pro-  Teaching Pro Scott Seifferlein. Handicap 2

Amateur- Tom. Average Score of 110

Player Facts: Pro Av. Drive 250, Am Av. Drive 180

Golf Course Slope Rating 142

Golf Course Distance 6,322

Holes Played 13

Rules of Engagement: Amateur uses pro’s long game and scores in for pro inside of 50 yards. Amateur using pro’s short game and Pro scores in for amateur inside 50 yards.

Outcome:

Am using pro’s short game score = 83 w/ 21 putts over 13 holes

Am using pro’s long game score = 58 w/27 putts over 13 holes

Stats:

Pro Fairways- 70%

Am Fairways- 20%

Pro GIRs- 61.5%

Am GIRs- 0%

Of 83 strokes w/ pro finishing amateur ball 48 were amateur strokes outside of 50 yards and 35 were pro strokes inside of 50 yards.

Of 58 strokes w/ am finishing pro ball 24 were pro strokes outside of 50 yards and 34 were am strokes inside of 50 yards.

Conclusion: Amateur benefits significantly more using pro’s long game than using pro’s short game in this initial case study.

Variables: This conclusion would certainly vary depending on the handicap of the amateur, the am’s strengths and weaknesses, difficulty of the course, familiarity of the course and many other factors.

Pro Comments-  In this case study the golf course was difficult (142 slope rating) and had multiple water hazards which the amateur donated a half dozen golf balls. Throw out the three water holes and the score would have been 53 to 45, still in favor of using the pro’s long game but much closer. I personally felt my short game could have been sharper and that would have reduced the score from 83 down to 80 or 79 but it is also of interest how the amateur missed in many locations where I had to hit lob shots out of poor sidehill lies.  It is significantly easier to chip and pitch off the long game miss of the pro player vs. chipping and pitching off the long game miss of the amateur player.

Case Study #2

Test Subjects

Pro-  Teaching Pro Scott Seifferlein. Handicap 2

Amateur- Scott. League Handicap 18

Player Facts: Pro Av. Drive 250, Am Av. Solid Drive 230

Golf Course Slope Rating 129

Golf Course Distance 5,989

Holes Played 18

Rules of Engagement: Amateur uses pro’s long game and scores in for pro inside of 50 yards. Amateur using pro’s short game and Pro scores in for amateur inside 50 yards.

Outcome:

Am using pro’s short game score = 95 w/ 29 putts

Am using pro’s long game score = 80 w/ 36 putts

Stats:

Pro Fairways- 43%

Am Fairways- 21%

Pro GIRs- 59%

Am GIRs- 11%

Of 95 strokes w/ pro finishing amateur ball, 49 were amateur strokes outside of 50 yards and 46 were pro strokes inside of 50 yards. Pro was 37.5% on up and down conversions inside of 50 yards playing off of Amateur’s ball.

Of 80 strokes w/ am finishing pro ball 35 were pro strokes outside of 50 yards and 45 were am strokes inside of 50 yards. Am was 33% on up and down conversions inside of 50 yards playing off of Pro’s ball.

Conclusion: Amateur benefits significantly more using pro’s long game than using pro’s short game in this case study.

Variables: This conclusion would certainly vary depending on the handicap of the amateur, the am’s strengths and weaknesses, difficulty of the course, familiarity of the course and many other factors.

Pro Comments-  In this case study the golf course was of average difficulty with much out of bounds left. The Amateur self admitted his tee shot game was below average and suffering more left hooks than usual. This resulted in 5 stroke and distance penalties for lost balls and out of bounds, two lateral hazard penalties and 2 punch out sideways penalties. That is 14 penalty strokes. The pro also had a case of the duck hooks but medicated more properly and only suffered 2 stroke and distance penalties, 1 water ball and 1 punch out. However, even throwing out all penalty shots and punch outs for both the amateur and pro, the score would still have been in favor of using the pro’s the long game 74 to 81. I personally felt my short game could have been sharper and that would have reduced the score from 95 down to 92 or 91 but it is also of interest how the amateur missed in many locations where I had to hit difficult pitches and lob shots to short side hole locations. It is significantly easier to chip and pitch off the long game miss of the pro player vs. chipping and pitching off the long game miss of the amateur player.

Scott Seifferlein

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How I Played The Best Golf Of My Life At Age 70 – The Mike Griffee Story

My name is Mike Griffee. When I was about 25, friends

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suggested I take up golf. My first warning should have come
with the fact that the word golf contains four letters. But I
bravely accepted my friends’ invitations.

The first shot of my first game was…

to read the rest of Mike’s Story click Mike Griffee Golf Story

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Your Foursome Is Laughing At You

You are a long time golfer, looking forward to another year of hopes and dreams but you are frustrated with your high scores.  You are told the definition of insanity is making the same swing over and over again and expecting different results. But you don’t know what can be done.

The advice from your buddies doesn’t work. The magazines and YouTube videos make no sense and the $59.95 swing trainer you bought collects dust in the basement.

Look, it’s not your fault. Those results are in the past. It is time to move on and remain positive and focused.

Take Big Joe for example.  Joe is not really a big guy, but the members of his foursome gave him that name because of his big drives.  You see, it wasn’t all that long ago that Big Joe was also a 20 handicap. He had been reading all the magazines and getting advice from his buddies.

Finally he decide d to meet with PGA Golf Guru Scott Seifferlein. It was his one last attempt at sanity on the golf course. He vowed to quit the game forever if he could not find the answer from Scott.

He was asking, how do I hit the ball farther?

How do I hit more fairways? Scott took one look and immediately discovered Joe had been following the lousy advice from the magazines and from his friends.

Scott explained to Joe that “It doesn’t have to be this way”.

Within a few swings the results immediately changed. And they changed dramatically.

Joe stopped seeing his ball slice weakly off to the right and he began to see drives that are more powerful down the middle.

Joe feels much better about himself.

You want these same results.

How do you get them?

Download your 3 free golf gifts at 3 Golf Gifts

After you download your gifts,  you will see a short form to fill out.

In that form you will be able to share the details about your golf game and we will get back to you soon about a game plan to hit longer drives and more fairways just like Big Joe!

Your Partner In Golf Success,

 

Scott Seifferlein

P.S. Listen to others who had similar results like Joe- Golfer Results

P.P.S. You want these same results.

How do you get them? Download your 3 free golf gifts at 3 Golf Gifts

After you download your gifts, you will see a short form to fill out. In that form you will be able to share the details about your golf game and we will get back to you soon about a game plan to hit longer drives and more fairways just like Big Joe!