Monthly Archives: July 2015

2016 Golf Getaway in Punta de Mita, Mexico

I am very pleased to announce our 2016 winter excursion!

Litibu-Golf-CourseJoin Janet & myself as we are off to a new destination. We are heading to the 5 star Iberostar resort and Greg Norman Golf Course in:

Punta de Mita, Mexico

  • Direct Air on Air Transat, Club Class upgrade available on a limited basis
  • All Inclusive plan
  • Transportation to and from the Puerto Vallarta Airport
  • 5 rounds of golf including power carts on site of the resort
  • Taxes and fees included in the price 

Pricing:

1.  Standard room Ocean view: $ 2600.00 per person. 

2.  Spa Room Ocean view: $ 2790.00 per person. 

3.  Junior Suite Beachfront walkout: $ 2885.00 per person.

All above prices are based on twin sharing basis. Non golfers can deduct $ 625.00 from the package price.

 Flight Schedule:

Calgary – Puerto Vallarta              TS 348   Jan. 29, 2016       10:30AM – 4:10PM

Puerto Vallarta – Calgary              TS 349   Feb. 05, 2016      5:30PM – 9:15PM 

Terms:

–  This is a special group fare valid till July 21.  After this date, Air Transat can increase their group rates.  A deposit of $150 per person to book space on this special group pricing.

–  Club Seats are an extra $360 per person, roundtrip.  As of today, there are still 9 Club seats left, but we cannot block these.  They are on a first come first serve basis.  To book these seats, a deposit of $100 per person is required, in addition to the deposit on the package.

–  Final payment is due on Oct. 20, 2015.

Here is the link to the resort web site:

http://www.iberostar.com/en/hotels/riviera-nayarit/iberostar-playa-mita

Here is the link to the Litibu Golf Course:

http://mitalitibu.com/bed-and-golf/litibu-golf-course/

Please contact me at the Glencoe Golf & CC to reserve your spots or if you have any questions.

Direct line: 403-240-7398

Email: gboswell@glencoe.org

 

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How to Overcome Negative Thoughts On The Golf Course

negative-thinking-golfEveryone at every level of ability has encountered negative thoughts on the golf course or the range.  We know it is not productive, but we cannot seem to change it.  Here is a way to deal with this courtesy of April Clay.

Golfing out of your Mind Tip:

Let’s say Suzie has missed two key shots in a row and her tension and frustration are beginning to boil.  Thoughts of failure and embarrassment begin to enter her mind:  “you cannot blow this next shot, it will be all over.  What will people think?”

At this juncture, Suzie has a few choices.  If she follows this line of thinking and leaves her emotional and mental state unchecked things likely will not turn out well.  As her negative thoughts increase, so will her tension.  Her swing will change.  Doubt will enter.

But there is another choice.

If Suzie can recognize the rise of her frustration as normal she can work with it in a different way.  If she accepts and then redirects her thinking; “only this shot, what do I need to do, what is my approach?” she can help herself move back to the process of playing and away from a (emotional) judgement of her play.

Suzie’s routine for dealing with difficult emotions can be summarized like this:

Accept:  I feel what I feel because I care about what I’m doing.  That is ok, I am going to turn this emotion into a signal to change something up. 

Assess:  I need to get back to my plan, my task.  What is the best way to play this next shot?  What approach can I commit to?

Commit:  Here a new pathway of thinking is identified.  Suzie, having experienced frustration before, knows the value in altering her pre shot routine:  align, target, easy swing are her key words.

From:  Golfing out of Your Mind (Ebook, by April Clay, Psychologist) available at:
www.bodymindmotion.com