Laura-isms

People often enjoy the unique things I say - whether they are insightful or funny.  My family always chalked it up to "Laura Logic", but here are some things your might catch me saying during lessons or out on the course:

"Everyone is so busy worrying about themselves that they don't have time to worry about you."

"You can only control what is actually under your control, but you can influence the outcome based on proper execution of the things you can control."

"Your score is the result of how well you do your job. If you focus on your score, it distracts you from doing your job"

"The feel isn't real!  It's all relative to what you are used to doing."

"If you don't have to use the bathroom at the turn, you aren't drinking enough water"

"We are going to embrace weird.  Anything that is different will feel weird.  Figure out how it feels weird and do your best to make it feel weird every time.  And guess what, if it feels normal too soon you're probably not doing it."

"Driving is front, chipping is back, and everything else is somewhere in the middle.  And guess what, if you forget, put the ball in the middle of your feet because you won't be that far off."

"Take a decent practice swing, notice where the club is bottoming and just put the ball there"

"Let's have some fun with this, do it so extreme it's like you are making fun of me and what I've just told you to do."

"Often times we got bogged down by our perception of other people's expectations.  Other people don't expect you to be perfect - even if you think they do"

"When you are practicing and it's all falling apart, take a timeout.  I used to have a pouting bench in college.  I'd go sit there and ruminate on how I was going to lose my scholarship and that I needed to relearn the game left-handed because my right-handed game was shot.  Then I'd start to think...it can't be that hard.  Why am I making this so hard?  Then I knew I was ready to check back into practice."

"It's ok, I've quit golf 2,873 times to date.  Sometimes for a minute, sometimes for a day, sometimes for the winter.  I'm still here though.  Sometimes you have to give yourself permission to step away and take a break so you have a chance to come back with a fresh prespective."

 

Annette Laura-isms (stolen from my awesome coach Annette Thompson)

"It's not how, it's how many."

"When you are on the course, play golf...not golf swing."

 

Industry favorites:

"Don't practice missing 3 foot putts."