Pro's corner: Jeff Gibson, PGA of America

By TImes staff writer
Published February 8, 2007

It is important to be aware of the mental images you are using when you play. Golf is a contemplative sport, as opposed to a reactive sport. What influences your shots before hitting is paramount. Intense competition requires proper imaging.

This is much more than positive thinking. I catch myself trying not to hit a bad shot. Even when I am successful, I am not being positive.

A good friend of mine who is a multiple winner on the PGA Tour told me that the difference between a tour player and other golfers is that the tour player always thinks he can hit the shot. Do you?

Jeff Gibson owns and operates Gibson Golf Academy at Walden Lakes Golf and Country Club in Plant City. He can be reached at (813) 752-1171, ext. 226 or at gibsongolfacademy.net.


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