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Staying Positive on The Course

Negative thoughts can really devastate on your game... fortunately, Quite the Chap has a quick fix that you can incorporate into your next round

Negative thoughts can really devastate on your game… fortunately, Quite the Chap has a quick fix that you can incorporate into your next round

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  1. Keith Ruby

    May 7, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    Always an interesting approach offering a solution to a golfing problem, offers humor but mostly common sense approach to solving a problem in your golf game!

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  2. Ed

    May 7, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    Colby – Love your stuff. You put it in a humorous light (some may call it sarcastic…to which I say “even better) that really catches your attention. However, none of this would even matter if your tips, tricks, and advice didn’t work, but not to worry. I think that everyone can appreciate your simplistic teaching and put it to use immediately. It just doesn’t hurt that we’re still laughing ten minutes after we have turned off the computer.

    Keep up the good work…PLEASE!

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  3. K

    May 9, 2017 at 7:13 am

    going to try to get my son to try this – he is very good – but all it takes is one bad shot and he just can’t get it out of his head – thus more bad shots and an not so enjoyable round

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  4. Kevin

    July 6, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    What kind of blue pencil/pen was that and where can I get one? BTW good video too.

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  5. Rick

    August 18, 2017 at 8:55 am

    These are VERY good in a lot of different ways, you’re a talented guy! I work in media and sell advertising, marketing and promotional ideas for a large Detroit Radio Station. I’m a big fan of golf, I love the game and I’ve seen a lot of stuff like this over the years, but again these are really good, great information, short, informative and entertaining! Keep up the great work! All the best!

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    • Keith @ GolfersRX

      January 16, 2021 at 7:32 am

      Thanks Rick. We’re so lucky to have Quite the Chap as part of the Rx family! You can find new tips from Quite The Chap here.

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  6. Steve Ruis

    December 7, 2017 at 7:20 am

    Re “Several years back, Dr. Bob Rotella had an article featured in Golf Digest that basically said just that… “Your muscles have no capacity to remember anything.”

    Memory resides in your head.

    It therefore doesn’t matter how much you practice or even how great your swing may already be.

    If your mind isn’t letting your body function properly, then it won’t.”

    I can’t tell you how wrong this is. There is an implicit statement in the term “muscle memory” that it is the muscles doing the remembering. This is wrong. But the concept is correct. When we work a muscle repetitively, the nerves in the brain and the nerves connecting to the muscles are strengthened (actually the synaptic connections are). This means that if this activity is abandoned for a time, when you come back to repeat that movement, the nerve connections involved are already there and prepared and the muscles that were strengthened by the previous exercise quickly recover their ability, so it appears as if the muscle remembered its previous activity.

    So it does matter how much you practice. It also shows why practice must continue to play at a high level. If you do not reinforce those nerve connections through repetition, they will degrade and other connections will be reinforced (this is true for the memory aspect as well as the motor functioning of the muscles).

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    • Rudy Beck

      May 9, 2021 at 7:27 am

      You are spot on, and so was Dr. Rotella. Muscles truly do have no memory. Muscles are not capable of ‘remembering’ anything. Only the brain can do that. However, repetitive movement will become ‘imprinted’ in a manner of speaking, so that our mind will indeed ‘tell’ our muscles to move in a certain way when confronted with a circumstance that has been practiced repeatedly in the past. Hence the familiar expression, “It’s like riding a bicycle, you never forget.” It is not the muscles that are remembering, its the brain telling the muscles what to do once you are back on the bicycle. So it is when getting ready to hit a golf shot – if you have given the brain the repeated chance to recall what to tell the muscles to do in a given situation, you will likely soon be back in form after a few attempts (practice swings). But, and here is the rub for most of us who love the game of golf, we didn’t play golf nearly as often as we rode a bike when we were kids, or even adults. And, riding a bicycle is much easier for our brains to coordinate with our muscles properly, than learning how to hit a little white ball sitting perfectly still and get it to fly and land exactly where we want. That takes both practice and actual playing, and a lot of both for the vast majority of us, before we become reasonably good at it. And, hitting a golf shot is counter intuitive (loosen the grip and you will hit the ball with more force and it will go further as a result), while riding a bicycle makes sense (pump harder and you will go faster).

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  7. Richard

    January 24, 2019 at 8:11 am

    Pretty sorry looking facial hair. Give it up!

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    • Lee Crafford

      March 31, 2019 at 4:37 pm

      Very constructive.

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  8. Lee Crafford

    March 31, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    We all have negative thoughts. It’s like, what comes first, the chicken or the egg? Does the poor play produce negative thoughts or do negative thoughts result in poor play? A little of both I’d imagine. When I’m playing “calmly” I like to look at poor shots as a challenge. What can I do to overcome the poor shot? Can I make it up with a good recovery shot? Sometimes you have to accept that the answer is “no” and just take your medicine. I really enjoy the mental side of the game. It’s why no two rounds are ever the same.

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    • Quite The Chap

      April 18, 2019 at 10:09 am

      I love the idea of creating a challenge out of poor shots. It’s a great way to change the narrative and put the mind in an offence state instead of a defensive state.

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  9. Thomas O Mann

    July 19, 2019 at 8:20 am

    Luv your tips. Keep the tips coming.

    Tommy”The FALCON” Mann

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    • Keith @ GolfersRX

      January 16, 2021 at 7:29 am

      Thanks Falcon! Will do and Happy New Year. Loads of new content coming in 2021. Click here for Quite the Chap’s first video of 2021.

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  10. Joe Rodriguez

    September 12, 2020 at 11:34 am

    Great Job & Insight on all your Tips , Thank You

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    • Keith @ GolfersRX

      January 16, 2021 at 7:29 am

      Thanks Joe!

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  11. David

    May 9, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    I’ll definitely try this! Have used similar concepts for other things and it worked for me.
    Thanks

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