SENIOR GOLF

The Mental Focus For A Senior Golfer

Senior golf is not only physical, but also it is a mental game. You have to have the ability to stay focused, concentrate on the game, and forget the distractions around you. This is very important when playing golf and as you get older, your mental ability to concentrate fully on the game could result in a few mistakes in the game. The game is said to e ninety percent mental focus and ten percent physical. If this is the case, then a senior golfer needs to concentrate on the game and leave the world behind.

Senior golf is for relaxing. Even thought you are playing to win, you need to relax and focus solely on your game. If you have a cell phone ringing or too many people around the tee box, you could lose your focus, miss that possible hole in one shot and come in above par. You want golf to be relaxing and enjoyable, but you also need to play to win. It is a matter on mind over matter when you golf. Not everyone can have this type of discipline. Some golfers work hard at focusing while others work at the physical aspects of the game. You need to keep your attention on both the physical and mental aspects of the game.

There was a senior golf pro named Ben Hogan who was very quiet and subdued on the green. This was his way of concentrating and playing the game. Many people thought he was rude or unsociable, but he may have been focused on his came and had the discipline to keep his mind on the game. You see many senior golf players on the golf courses laughing it up and having fun. These golfers play for the fun and excitement but do not care if they make it to the PGA.

Tommy Bolt was a loud player as he was verbal when he played and he had a bad habit of throwing his clubs. He lost many games because of his actions, but he may have had focus, but could not match that focus with his physical ability. It was often wondered how he managed to win some majors in his career. He must have had a reason for getting upset with himself. He knew he could do better, but some people just cannot concentrate with so much distraction around them. When all was said and done, he did come to grips with his anger and won in the senior golf with the PGA.

Senior golf is harder to start at an older age if you have not been doing it a while. You have to condition the body to do the physical side of golf and you need to train your mind to focus and refrain from noticing distractions going on around you. If you are serious about senior golf, you can learn a few tips from the pros on how to improve your game and how to stay focused when on the course.

Brooke Henderson

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Brooke Henderson wins the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

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Cape Breton Golf

“Bringing Cape Breton’s golf scene to the fore,” has resonance in that increasingly, tourists will come to Cape Breton for the golfing experience and stay for a visit. This was the headline in the Cape Breton Post May 6, 2014.

By: LeRoy Peach
Much credit for the new trend in visitation must go to the builders of the two world-class courses in Inverness, Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs, the addition of the Lakes course at Ben Eoin, promoters such as the indomitable director of golf tourism at Destination Cape Breton, and golf writers.

Undoubtedly, Cape Breton has benefitted from the existence of Cabot Links, opened two years ago, and the opening of Cabot Cliffs in 2015. The prestigious magazine Golfweek designated Cabot Links as the number 1 modern golf course in Canada; Golf Digest, number 42 in the world. The second course, Cabot Cliffs, has been characterized as “Pebble Beach on steroids.”

At Destination Cape Breton’s Industry Day in Baddeck, a panel of experts heaped praise on Cape Breton as a golf destination. The panel consisted of Jason Logan, the editor of Score Golf, Scott Pritchard, the representative of PGA Tour Canada, and Rob McCloskey, director general of Tourism Atlantic. These are people who love to come to our Island. In fact, Pritchard will be here for the PGA tournament, the second Celtic Classic, at the Lakes in September. Ian MacNeil moderated that discussion.

Jason believes that Cape Breton golf is “top of mind” in Canada. McCloskey, who spends a lot of time golfing here, said that while he was in Palm Springs California, he wore his Cabot Links hat. Five Americans golfers indicated that they heard about the great links course in Inverness.

Rob believes that Cape Breton has transcended other places as a golf destination. He pointed out as well that when people come, they can experience as well the extra dimension of a unique way of life and a friendly population.

When the golf tourists arrive, they will be able to play at least five exceptional courses, for modest prices, too. Right now, the average stay for golf is 3-4 nights. But what if tourists stay to soak up our incomparable landscape and seascape? In this land of beauty, we have more to offer than golf. If it’s golf only, however, then Cape Breton is closer than Scotland or Ireland.

The recent Ivany commission flagged increased tourism as a way of expanding our economy. With Bell Bay, the Highlands Links, Cabot Links, Cabot Cliffs, the Lakes and LePortage, Cape Breton now has five wonderful courses to entice those who chase the little ball and then chase after beauty and hospitality.

The Olympian Spirit


In 2016 when the Olympics arrive in Rio de Janeiro, the event will be historic in the minds of sports buffs for two reasons. Firstly, it will be the first time that the games have ever been held in Brazil, and secondly it will be the first time for over a century that the games have featured golf as a medal sport. This was decided in 2009, and has naturally made a lot of people in the world of golf very excited. Although undoubtedly there will be some players active today who will have retired by 2016, the presence of golf at the Olympics will make some extend their career by that little bit longer, so that they can feature in this historic event.

Golf at the Olympics will be something of a novelty both for golf fans and for lovers of the Olympics. The format of a typical golf tournament is not something that is often seen at the games, taking place over four days and on its own dedicated venue which cannot be used for any other sport. Nonetheless, golf now finds itself in the same position as tennis

The 19th Hole


Part of the attraction for many golfers lies in the fact that there is such a strong social factor attached to the game. It is common for golfers to play 18 holes and then wind down in what is known to many golfers as the 19th hole

A Little Light Reading?

For anyone who likes watching golf or playing it, it can be instructive to read up about the sport as well. There are few better ways to learn about something, or to brush up on your knowledge, than by reading interviews with the stars, coaching clinics from professionals past and present, and articles on everything from golf clubs (the equipment) to golf clubs (the places where you go to play). And there is a healthy market in golf magazines which feeds that need for the keen golfer. Go to any newsagent or most supermarket/convenience stores and you will find a wide range to choose from.

The range really does vary from the extremely studious magazines, which favor articles on the technical points of the game, to the new generation of golf magazines which put the players front and center and will ask them more about themselves. Neither type of magazine is specifically better, because your choice will inevitably depend on your own taste. It is often beneficial to buy a few different magazines in order to get the most rounded impression of the game. If there is a star player you want to emulate, then you can only be helped by knowing both about the courses they play and the way they prepare.

A subscription to a golf magazine may also make an excellent present for the amateur golfer in your life. They will be only too glad to receive a magazine which will enable them to hone their game and learn about the stars of the sport.

Shopping For Golf Nuts


Anyone who enjoys golf is a fantastic person for whom to buy gifts. The huge range of golf merchandise out there on the market compares very favorably with just about every other sport. There are clubs, bags, balls and tees for a start, but these really do scratch the surface of what you can give a keen golfer for a birthday, Christmas or anniversary present. The only limit seems to be your imagination. The best presents are often the most personal ones.
See our store for a good selection of presents for your favorite golfer.

A Last Resort?

One thing that can be said for golf is that it has a ready-attached leisure sector to make sure that once you

All Mouth And No Trousers?

There is no shortage of satirical comment around on the dress sense of golfers, and to be honest it is hard to blame the people who make mention of it. Sometimes, golfers wear items of clothing that are simply appalling. The late, great Payne Stewart was famous for his plus-fours which garnered compliments and attention from many, along with hoots of derision from others. Most of us can summon up a stereotypical picture of what we would deem a golf outfit to be – and the likelihood is that the world’s golfers would not come out looking too wonderful.

When it comes down to it, there is a reason golf trousers tend not to look like the height of sartorial elegance, or of relaxed style. If a golfer took to the course wearing a full dress suit, their swing would be badly compromised. If they wore jeans on to the course, they would find it pretty difficult to get the flexibility required to hit the complex range of shots they need to – plus they would be breaking a club’s genteel dress code. Therefore it is important to find a compromise. Slacks are exactly the right compromise, and they are the chosen golf trousers of a great many players.

Plenty of amateur golfers, and for that matter a number of the professionals, like to have a bit of fun with the expected sartorial disasters that are a part of golfing folklore in this day and age. For some people, golf just wouldn’t be golf without a terrible shirt and garish trousers.

Drive For Show, Putt For Dough

If you are good enough as an amateur golfer, the time will come when you have a go at tournament play. This doesn

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