Introducing the Mental Side

The First Call debuts a section devoted to the "game played on a five-inch course," as Bobby Jones once said, and how it translates beyond competition

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While the physical component is essential to playing well, there is an increasing awareness about the mental aspect — both on and off the course. 

A strong mental game has become the cornerstone for many golfers’ success on the course. Thanks to Dr. Bob Rotella’s groundwork these last few decades, more golfers — and athletes, in general — are learning how to navigate difficult situations with the optimal strategy, demeanor and more. The best part is, these lessons can blend seamlessly with your personal and professional life as well.

Therefore, we’re launching a sports mindset section on The First Call with content to feed your interest around successful leadership styles, entrepreneurial endeavors and more. Through various experts’ and business leaders’ stories, we’ll explore how an athletic mindset can positively impact your approach to any challenge.

The section debuts with our archived mental game content and a new podcast, “The Competitive Edge: Sports Shaping Business,” hosted by former professional golfer and current businesswoman Kelly Okun. Her background and sports psychology perspective will bridge the gap between athletes and non-athletes, and help you gain a competitive edge in your line of work.

Like the great Bobby Jones famously said, “Golf is a game played on a five-inch course — the distance between your ears.” Visualizing how golf — and any sports background — can relate to business may be the key to achieving your goals.