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By Wayne | blog

Hello and welcome the Wayne DeFrancesco Golf Learning Center. This is not an infomercial. There are no quick fixes here. Our goal is to provide information that will help you improve your game over time. Understanding that learning golf requires a long term commitment to the game and all of its facets is the first […]

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Golf Talk

By Wayne | Articles: General Golf

It’s almost May, and with a turn of the weather we serious golfers get ready for a serious assault on the links. Having been stuck inside for months with cold, nasty conditions forbidding enough to stifle even the most hardy players, we have, for a lack of anything better to do, allowed ourselves to be subjected to endless golf talk. I admit it: I love it. I find no subject more interesting than golf, as absurd as that may seem.

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Fighting Back

By Wayne | Articles: In Golf as in Life

Have you ever noticed that when all your body parts are working properly you have no real thought about how any one of them feels? Why think about your feet, for example, when they feel fine? I can walk 36 holes and while my feet have performed admirably it certainly doesn’t occur to me to commend them for a job well done.

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Another Interview With the Devil’s Advocate

By Wayne | Articles: In Golf as in Life

Some year’s back I wrote an article titled “Interview with the Devil’s Advocate, in which I assumed the guise of a somewhat belligerent interviewer and asked myself questions on a number of topics concerning my experiences with the game of golf. I found it to be a nice vehicle to express thoughts and opinions in a fashion that differed from the usual lecture mode most pieces drift into.

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Golf is NOT a Game of Confidence

By Wayne | Articles: The Mental Game

You might be wondering, after reading the title of this article, whether or not there was a typo in the wording. “Doesn’t he mean the opposite?” you might suppose. Isn’t it an accepted fact that confidence is everything to a golfer, and that without it you are destined to fail? It would certainly be against the grain to suggest that confidence is not a good thing, but that is not what I am going to postulate here.

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Goodbye Ben Hogan

By Wayne | Articles: Tour Players

Ben Hogan died on a hot day in June. All over the world, golf balls were in flight at the moment he passed from this earth. Every shot, whether struck poorly or precisely, bore the mark of Hogan. No single person has influenced the game like the man from Texas. If you speak of technique, you speak of Hogan. If you speak of the mental game, you speak of Hogan.

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