The Six Rs of Success as seen in Golf Tips Magazine

The Six Rs of Success: Developing a Resilient Competitive IQ

BY BRAD BREWER, BRAD BREWER GOLF ACADEMY at ROSEN SHINGLE CREEK GOLF CLUB, ORLANDO PHOTOS BY RUSSELL KIRK

Most of us are familiar with the old expression: “Golf is 90 percent mental, and the other 10 percent is in your head.” How true. While ingraining the fundamentals, learning the proper techniques and dedicating yourself to plenty of practice is vital to lowering scores, so is building a reliable mental approach to every swing and every round, especially under the pressure of competition.

The Six Rs published by Golf Tips Magazine, which I’ve developed through years of teaching golfers of all levels and studying the best in the game — are competitive skills learned and developed, just like a fundamentally sound grip and setup. Review this list in preparation for competition and take a post-round inventory of how well you performed your Six Rs.

Soon your Competitive IQ will be resilient!