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Three tips to think about nothing while over the ball



After delivering a seminar for the PGA of Philadelphia, a gentleman walked up to me and said “Hi, I’m Dr. Howdy Giles. I was Arnold Palmer’s dentist.” Howdy, and I have been friends ever since and he was kind enough to introduce me to the King in April of 2016. On that memorable day, we asked Arnie what he thought about when standing over the ball, and his response was simple.


To condition yourself to think about nothing while standing over the ball, you must be highly disciplined. These three tips provide you with a dose of daily discipline so you can start thinking like a king today.

No. 1. Challenge Yourself Daily

This self-empowering activity is so much fun and highly motivating. Off the course, your Daily Challenge could be as simple as completing a task, starting a task, making that certain phone call or committing to one thing that will take you out of your comfort zone.

On the course, your Daily Challenge might be to visualize every shot, stay positive the entire round or to think about nothing while standing over the ball. Once you determine your Daily Challenge, it takes only 2 seconds to write it down. Writing it down makes you much more committed and self empowers you to achieve it. Every one of our golfers doing the Daily Challenge absolutely loves it, and I know you will too.

No. 2. Crush Your Morning and Evening Routine

If you want to take control of each day, physically change your path to get in and out of bed each day. The reason why is that 95 percent of what you do today is the same as what you did yesterday, which means you are on auto-pilot almost the entire day. By changing how you get in and out of bed, you create the perfect framework for constant improvement because you are in control of the very first thing you do each day, and the very last thing you do.

Total time required to reroute your path in and out of bed is about 1 second.

No. 3. Ask Yourself a Better Question

Did you know the quality of your life is only as good as the quality of the questions you ask yourself? The conversations you have in your mind must be focused on improvement, not on what’s wrong. The danger in asking yourself the wrong questions is that your subconscious mind will provide you with all the right answers to your wrong questions. You know that dreadful feeling of being stuck or frustrated and you have no clue how to improve? The reason why is your communication creates a perpetual road block with no chance for a detour. Asking the wrong questions makes it virtually impossible for you to succeed, in golf and in life.

If you ask yourself why you can’t perform under pressure or why your short game stinks, your subconscious provides you with a host of reasons why. By asking questions that start with “Why is it so easy,” everything changes instantly.

For example, say any of these questions out loud right now and see how they make you feel:

  • Why is it so easy to make this putt?
  • Why is it so easy to relax and be totally calm right now?
  • Why is it so easy to think about nothing standing over the ball?

By constantly asking “why is it so easy,” you will feel more relaxed which equates to lower stress and less anxiety. Lowering your physical and emotional anxiety translates to better golf, and the best part about it is that asking a better question takes about 2 seconds!

In Extreme Ownership by U.S. Navy SEALs Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, they said something at the end that really caught my attention.

Discipline = Freedom

These three simple discipline tips will help you play your best and create freedom in your game, both on and off the course.

To recap:

1. Take the Daily Challenge (2 seconds)
2. Crush Your Morning and Evening Routine (1 second)
3. Ask a Better Question (2 seconds)

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  2. crit5011

    Feb 6, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    I mastered thinking of nothing in the 60’s and my high school teachers will confirm it and and….sorry what was I saying.

  3. edge of lean

    Feb 6, 2017 at 12:46 pm


  4. Miuralovechild

    Feb 5, 2017 at 12:37 am

    I remember watching Peter Jacobson and Matt Greaser on Golf Channel talk about their 26 swing thoughts before impact.

  5. Spencer

    Feb 5, 2017 at 12:26 am

    I think of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man

    • Scott

      Feb 6, 2017 at 8:51 am

      You were suppose to keep your mind totally blank!!

  6. Double Mocha Man

    Feb 4, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    This article’s been posted for about 8 hours. Apparently nobody’s thinking about nothing. No comments.

    • Tom

      Feb 5, 2017 at 10:17 am

      we’re still caught up on the Under Armor golf bag article

      • Double Mocha Man

        Feb 6, 2017 at 1:32 pm

        Thanks alot Tom…now you have me thinking about the UA golf bags. Try not to think of elephants…

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GolfWRX x TRENDYGOLF USA: Fall must-haves – Mid layers & hoodies



Recently, we at GolfWRX have been showcasing the hottest golf shoes in different categories with the good folks at TRENDYGOLF USA.

For your reference, you can check out those selections here:

Now it’s time to venture into the must-have apparel, which you can get your hands on as the weather begins to turn.

First we took a look at some of the most stylish jackets and pants on the market, and then we covered the sweater and vest category. Now we’ll highlight what we feel are some of the best mid-layers and hoodies available from a bunch of different brands. So let’s get to it!

Fall must-haves – Mid layers & hoodies


1 x 1 Striped Mid – $165

Color Codes: Heather Grey, Mid Cobalt

“The 1 x 1 Striped Mid is brand new this season from G/FORE. Made from a technical poly/spandex blend interlocked with a mossed interior for ultimate comfort. Heathered striping details offers a classic look that pairs with anything.”


Den Of Thieves Tate Mockneck – $150

Color Code: Mockneck Bluejay

“The Tate is back this season from Greyson. Constructed with the finest technical yarn sourced from Italy, the blended Nylon / Elastine brushback knit fabric was developed with serious function and a luxury feel. The Tate is decorated with a perforated camo interior neck and flat lock seems. The quarter top is slightly elongated access and function. The Tate bears the iconic reflective Wolf at the wearer’s back neck.”


Dry-Tek Quarter Zip – $101

Color Codes: Heather Grey, Midnight

“The Dry-Tek Quarter Zip is brand new this season from Linksoul. This cotton/poly midlayer is perfect for those transitional autumn days. It’s lightweight and features moisture wicking properties as well as plenty of natural stretch. Features a Linksoul detailed zipper as well as patch detailing on the left hip.”

Peter Millar

Drirelease Natural Touch Quarter Zip – $138

Color Code: Melange Stripe Cape Blue

Polo Golf Ralph Lauren

Fine Gauge Terry Half Zip – $125

Color Code: Royal Navy, Grey Heather

“The Fine Gauge Terry Half Zip is back this season from Polo Golf Ralph Lauren. Built from a technical stretchy blend of fabric, this mid layer features a contrast zipper and embroidered Polo horse logo on the left chest.”

RLX Ralph Lauren

Brushback Tech Jersey – $138

Color Codes: Pajama Blue Heather, Light Grey Heather, Cruise Royal, Tiki Green Heather, True Orange, Lime Quartz, Pure White, Dark Sport Heather

“Here for the 2020 season a revamped version of a golfer’s favorite performance piece that both could be worn as a midlayer, on top of a polo, or as mock neck shirt itself. Perfect to carry in the back when the weather turns. Features a right chest pocket, as well as signature RLX logo on the back neck and wearer’s right sleeve.”

Cashmere Hoodie – $298

Color Codes: Royal Blue, Polo Black, Dark Sport Heather

“The Cashmere Hoodie is brand new this season from RLX Ralph Lauren. Perfect for range days or relaxing in off course, this hoodie is super soft and comfortable. The cashmere fabrication makes it super luxurious and lightweight. The cuffs and drawstring hood have contrast tipping with the signature RLX logo on the lower right arm.”

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Best golf gifts on Amazon



To supplement our holiday gift guides, we thought we’d give our readers some of our best picks for best golf gifts on Amazon. We’ve included 12 items to help you in your holiday gift selections, with a bonus extra for our friends in the UK!

So whether you’re looking for ideas for gifts you want to give, or even better receive, we have you covered!

Best golf gifts on Amazon

The Golf Father Gift Ceramic Coffee Mug

From the listing: “Do you need a gift idea for Christmas, Valentine’s day, anniversary, birthday, family occasion, or father’s day? This novelty mug will make a great gift for your husband, boyfriend, brother, uncle, grandparents, co-worker or friend.”

Price: $8.45

Buy here.

Titleist Pro V1 Christmas Golf Balls – 3 Pack (Amazon UK)

From the listing:Titleist Pro V1 Golf Balls – 3 Pack – Printed with christmas motifs. Total performance for all golfers with the combination of exceptional distance, the best short game spin and control, and very soft feel. Exceptional Distance | Drop-and-Stop Short Game Control. Very Soft Feel.”

Price: $22.50

Buy here.

Nike Men’s Academy 18 Drill Top

From the listing:Sweat-wicking Nike Dry-FIT Technology. Half-zip design. 100% Polyester. Machine Wash. Fastening: Zipper. Academy 18 Drill.”

Price: $49

Buy here.

GoSports CHIPSTER Range

From the listing:Includes 3 Chipping Targets (12 inches, 18 inches, 24 inches) for practicing at varying distances and directions. Targets setup in seconds and neatly store in the included carrying case. Use outdoors with real golf balls or indoor with foam balls.”

Price: $29.99

Buy here. 

Titleist Players Men’s Golf Glove

From the listing:Ultra-thin, for maximum feel and lasting performance. Premium, quality fit means a seamless connection to your club. Utilizes proprietary breathable fabric for comfort and support. Satin reinforcement at cuff and thumb for strength and durability.”

Price: $30

Buy here.

2020 Callaway Chrome Soft Golf Balls

From the listing:Chrome Soft takes Tour performance to another level; We’ve reengineered every aspect and element in the ball for more speed off the tee, and longer distance off of every club in the bag. A faster, larger Graphene-infused Dual SoftFast Core is designed for increased distance; The significantly larger inner core creates higher launch and lower spin. And the thinner, firmer outer core is reinforced with Graphene for better durability.”

Price: $39.99 (down from $47.99)

Buy here.

TaylorMade TP5 Pix 2.0 Golf Ball

From the listing:Better visibility: Multi-Color, high contrast graphics. Better alignment: Unique clear path alignments.”

Price: $39.99 (down from $44.99)

Buy here.

Titleist Golf Warmer 

From the listing:Mitten style with micro fleece lining and cinch opening for comfort. Water resistant shell for performance in all weather conditions. Internal hand warmer compartment.”

Price: $44.99

Buy here.

TaylorMade Pro Stand 6.0 Golf Bag

From the listing:9″ Top stand bag. 7-Way top with a front integrated grab handle and two side grab handles with color co-ordinated air mesh. Light weight high-mount automatic stand system. 4-Point adjustable backpack strap for maximum balance and comfort. Towel loop and umbrella holder.”

Price: $79.99 (down from $129.99)

Buy here.

Garmin Approach S10

From the listing:Simple, easy-to-use golf watch. Sleek, lightweight and comfortable with a high-resolution, Sunlight-readable display. Provides yardages to the front, back and middle of the Green -as well as Hazards and doglegs -on more than 41, 000 preloaded courses worldwide. Keep Score on the watch for a summary of your round, total distance played and total time.”

Price: $99 (down from $149.99)

Buy here.

Under Armour Men’s Spieth 3 Golf Shoe

From the listing:Textile and Synthetic. Imported. Synthetic sole. Shaft measures approximately low-top from arch. Breathable, Clarino microfiber upper & a lightweight waterproof membrane keep you cool & dry. Smart woven forefoot panel & heel counter for biomechanically correct foot support & lightweight comfort. Integrated lacing system for a locked in fit.”

Price: $117.21 (down from $200)

Buy here.

Puma Men’s Ignite Pwradapt Caged Stars and Stripes Golf Shoe

From the listing: 100% Synthetic. Synthetic sole. Adaptive Fit System. Ignite Foam. Power cage. Power frame. Power adapt.”

Price: $169.99

Buy here.

Callaway Golf 2020 Mavrik Fairway Wood

From the listing:MAVRIK is the longest fairway wood that Callaway has ever made. The new A. I. -optimized Flash Face SS20 is forged from exotic materials, which are uniquely designed for each model and loft to maximize ball speed and performance. We’ve combined our industry-leading technologies to deliver distance, forgiveness and performance from every club.”

Price: $249.99 (down from $299.99)

Buy here.

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Whats in the Bag

Steph Curry WITB (The Match 3)



Driver: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero Single Diamond (9 degrees, -1/N)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue 7 X (45 inches, D3)

3-wood: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero (13.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue 8 X (43 inches, D3)

Utility: Callaway X Forged UT ‘21 (18 degrees)
Shaft: KBS Tour 130 X

steph curry witb the match 3

Irons: Callaway Apex Pro ’19 Double Dot (4-PW)
Shafts: Project X 6.5

Wedges: Callaway Jaws MD5 (50-10S, 56-10S, 60-10S)
Shafts: Project X 6.0

Putter: Odyssey Toulon Atlanta (Stroke Lab)

Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Midsize

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