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Super Rugby 2016 – Fantasy League

Super Rugby 2016

Super Rugby 2016

In 2015 we had great fun during the Rugby World Cup in predicting scores and attempting to learn lessons from the rugby field. I like sport as it gives us so many things that apply to the real world from exercise to being an avenue to let down steam. It can create camaraderie between total strangers and allow diverse people to mix and share commonalities.

There are even academic experiments that have been done on football (soccer) supporters and in group identity vs out group identity. You can read the results of this study in the book: The New Psychology of Leadership: Identity, Influence and Power. In short, people are more willing to help total strangers if they share something in common. (e.g. Support the same football team)

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Golf Psychology – Improve your game from your inbox (Week 12)

Golf Psychology

Golf Psychology

Gary Player said, “We create success or failure on the course primarily by our thoughts.” This understanding of golf being primarily a mental game (each swing, chip and putt, first played in the mind before the club strikes the ball on the course) is a sure thing for any professional golfer.

And it should be for you too!

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Golf Psychology – Improve your game from your inbox (Week 11)

Golf Psychology

Golf Psychology

Padraig Harrington once said that he’s performed better since he made acceptance part of his pre-shot routine. As he prepares to hit a shot, Padraig reminds himself that whatever happens to it, he will accept it and go from there.

This allows him to focus narrowly on his target and swing freely.

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Golf Psychology – Improve your game from your inbox (Week 10)

Golf Psychology

Golf Psychology

Lee Westwood said: “It’s such a psychological and mental game, golf that the smallest wrong thing at the wrong time can distract you from what you’re trying to achieve.” We all know the feeling. Maybe there’s a group of slow players in front of you. Or you are playing with someone who keeps giving you “advice”.

In the end all of this can irritate you and cause you to play worse than your potential.

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Golf Psychology – Improve your game from your inbox (Week 9)

Golf Psychology

Golf Psychology

Every golfer has a hole that causes them to get nervous. Maybe it’s the long tee shot or the bunkers around the green that you always get stuck in.

Whatever it is, it’s normally enough to put you off your game.

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