Change Your Beliefs and Change Your Game

Sam Adams Golf Instruction, Mental Game Comments

I have learned one thing during the past thirty-five plus years of working with golfers at all levels.  The people that struggle the most and have the hardest time getting better are actually held back by their own beliefs.  The hardest thing to accomplish when working with average golfers is to get them to stop doing something they are trying …


Play Comfortable Golf

Sam Adams Golf Instruction Comments

What, exactly does play comfortable golf mean?  It simply means playing golf by trying to hit golf shots that you are comfortable with. Golfers have perplexed me over the years over the word comfortable.  Golfers are human beings and human beings crave being in their comfortable zone.  That is just how our brains are wired.  Our brain works very hard …

Golf Make Good Mistakes

How to Make Good Mistakes in Your Golf Game

Sam Adams Golf Instruction Comments

One of the best golf books that I have ever read is Dr. Bob Rotella’s book “Golf is not a Game of Perfect.”  I can certainly say after playing and teaching it at all levels for 35+ years that perfection is impossible.  That is why I get so upset when instructors start talking about the perfect grip or perfect alignment …

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What Jim Furyk’s 58 Really Taught Us…

Sam Adams Golf Instruction Comments

What Jim Furyk really taught us with his phenomenal round of 58 yesterday in the final round of the Travelers Championship is that we need once and for all to get over “pretty is better.”  This is made abundantly clear in the following excerpt from a book written by Jim Hardy who is in Golf Digest’s Top 10 Instructors in …

Golf Expectations

Are Your Expectations Holding Back Your Golf Game?

Sam Adams Golf Instruction, Mental Game Comments

I have recently come to the conclusion that the main reason most average golfers don’t get better is caused by a very unrealistic expectation that most golfers have in common. They believe that their swing can improve and feel comfortable at the same time. Unfortunately I have some bad news; if it doesn’t feel different it isn’t different. I recently …