ADHD GiG Episode 23: Well Balanced with Two Chips

Hosts: Jose Kuhn, Shawn Clement

In this Episode Shawn and I Discuss Tiger, Padraig Harrington and swing tinkering, when calling someone a natural is a left-handed compliment, failure can be an accelerant to learning, how proper planning can help Bubba enter a tournament with the right head and so much more.


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ADHD: Why Golf Matters

Shawn Praise

I have occasionally experienced some pushback from some of the ADHD community regarding sports and ADHD. 

On a youtube post one Psychology PhD student made some scalding remarks about a post I made stating “ADHD is a serious thing that adversely effects people in their daily lives. Sports is not real life”  I could not disagree more.

Sports is a metaphor for life. You have to learn to play with others, be mindful of teammates, learn to manage impulses … etc

Of all sports golf, and to a lesser degree baseball, matter more to ADHD athletes than the other sports. I say matter more than fit more because there is a significant difference. 

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Bubba, Ladder Your Way to Comfort at TPC Sawgrass

TPC Sawgrass

Last year we talked about how Bubba Watson could better visualize his shots at the Dyabolical TPC Sawgrass. However, after Tripp isenhour’s comments about what is wrong with Bubba on the golf channel made me realize that the golf media really does not get Bubba with his gifts ADHD brain.

Tripp seems to be a real good buy, but like many members in the golf industry who have little knowledge about the ADHD brain, Tripp’s diagnosis for Bubba is way off base.

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ADHD Golf: Three Steps into Mindfulness Tee Shots

Ben Driver Target Release

While working with my son, the fact that his inconsistency was caused by he mental state he was in was very apparent.

As I watched the videos I would see that when he was anxious his posture was very squatty. However when he was calm he could maintain a more upright posture. (more on how anxiety can effect posture in a later article)

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