Zen Golf: Mastering the Mental Game

Zen Golf: Mastering the Mental Game

Zen Golf: Mastering the Mental Game

The best players know that golf is a game of confidence, and most important, concentration–the ability to focus and block out distraction. The goal of achieving clear thought is also at the heart of Buddhist teachings. In his highly original and groundbreaking book, noted PGA coach and Buddhist instructor, Dr. Joseph Parent, draws on this natural connection and teaches golfers how to clear their minds, achieve ultimate focus, and play in the moment for each shot. Continue reading “Zen Golf: Mastering the Mental Game”

Golf and France

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One of the major sports growths in Europe at the moment is golf, one country which is taking this sport very seriously is France. Golf in France has become a major thing in the past few years with more and more people taking it up. The other thing is that it is not just the French people that are taking up this sport in France. A lot of people are travelling from all around to globe to go and play some of the best courses in the world which are situated throughout France.

There are so many different resorts that you are able to choose from all across the country of France that you may get stuck deciding on which one to go to. There are many different factors that you need to take into consideration when deciding where you are going to go. Continue reading “Golf and France”

Yang earns first PGA Tour win at Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Y.E. Yang was first to finish at last year’s Honda Classic.

This time, he finished first.

Alone in front throughout, Yang shot a final round of 2-under 68 Sunday to finish one shot ahead of John Rollins and pick up his first PGA Tour victory.

The Korean took command with three straight birdies on the front side and wouldn’t fold, picking up a two-year exemption and a check for $1,008,000. With the win, he qualified for next week’s CA Championship at Doral, plus earned an invitation to next month’s Masters.

“This win is the biggest of my career,” Yang said.

Yang played last year’s final round at PGA National by himself, going off first and needing only 1 hour, 53 minutes to finish.

He was there until the very end this time, pumping his fist in the air when his 50-footer for birdie nestled to a stop a foot away from the cup, sealing the victory. He finished at 9-under 271. Continue reading “Yang earns first PGA Tour win at Honda Classic”

Shin wins HSBC by two strokes

SINGAPORE — South Korean star Jiyai Shin won the HSBC Women’s Champions on Sunday for her fourth LPGA Tour title in eight months, shooting her second straight 6-under 66 for a two-stroke victory over Australia’s Katherine Hull.

The 20-year-old Shin, five strokes behind Hull at the start of the round and four back with nine holes to play, had an 11-under 277 total at Tanah Merah and earned $300,000 for her first victory as a member of the LPGA Tour.

“I’m very surprised and very happy,” said Shin, the Women’s British Open winner last August at Sunningdale. “I’m thinking, I had chance for top 10, not for win.”

Called the “Final-Round Queen” in South Korea, Shin birdied the first four holes — opening with 9- and 12-foot putts, chipping in from 45 feet on No. 3 and adding a 15-footer — to put herself in position to take advantage of Hull’s back-nine meltdown. Continue reading “Shin wins HSBC by two strokes”

Romero wins Toshiba Classic

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Eduardo Romero shot a 3-under 68 on Sunday to win the Toshiba Classic by one stroke over Joey Sindelar and Mark O’Meara.

Romero finished at 11-under 202 and Romero earned $255,000 for his fifth career Champions Tour victory.

“I was very relaxed all week, especially during the final round,” he said. “I made a stupid bogey on the last hole.”

By then Romero had separated himself from a pack of four golfers that were tied at 9-under through 11 holes.

Romero made three consecutive birdies to start the back nine, while O’Meara, Denis Watson and Sindelar weren’t able to keep pace. Continue reading “Romero wins Toshiba Classic”