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Here on the Costa’s golf is one of the biggest leisure time activities for both tourists and resident alike and with this in mind we have secured the services of Mike Probert of Costa Blanca Green Fee Services to provide a weekly round up of local golfing events and topics and in conjunction with us at THE LEADER will provide discounted golf prices to all of our readers and run our golf competitions.


In previous articles you may have read on the subject the writers will have discussed relaxation techniques and these include the old faithful, have a good deep breath and exhale slowly.

Just how does doing this help you in times of stress?

The act of taking deep long breaths from the stomach causes a physical change in your body because the heart rate drops.

In addition the breathing process depresses the subconscious control.

This act is used in many sports just prior or during a given action to aid concentration before focusing on a target.

In effect the breathing process aids visualisation while giving the sense of cleansing or detoxifying the body making it pure and ready for action.

A number of years ago in Bulgaria a controlled breathing technique called ‘autogenics’ was developed as a mind calming process.

Essentially the technique involves a four-count process for counting your breathing in a one second per count.

Confused yet?

Basically the inhale stage involves you taking in equal amounts of air, each of four counts with the last breath fully filling the lungs.

The exhale stage involves you holding your breath for the four counts (approx 4 seconds) then releasing the air for fours counts and again the last exhale empties the lungs completely.

Does the process work?

This technique has been proven to work on all major golf tours BUT appears least effective if the player’s energy levels are totally out of control.

Therefore you should use this technique as you walk to the tee or the green not wait until you are over the tee shot or a critical putt.

The best time to use the autogenics technique is just prior to visualisation of the shot to be undertaken.

This technique can also be used in conjunction with proper tension control.

If you are to use your muscles effectively using proper energy levels is vital.

For example when putting you should grip the as firmly as possible in the address position for a few seconds and then lighten the pressure to that that you require.

This helps to reduce the tension directly in the muscles of action and should be incorporated with the deep breathing process.

If you would like to know more about how to improve the way in which you think on the golf course or would like to improve your golf swing call me today for lessons and see the results for yourself.

We at THE LEADER are committed to providing to our golfing readers affordable golf without the need to join a club or apply for a card but simply contact the number below to have instant access to discounted golf prices, many of which are exclusive to us.

The deals shown in the table are some of the best currently available to you from 01/03/18:

Golf Course
Two Players and Buggy
Two Players and Buggy
Two Players and Buggy
Two Players and Buggy
Don Cayo (Altea)
Two Players and Buggy
El Plantio
Two Players and Buggy (after 12pm)
Font Del Llop
Two Players and Buggy 
La Finca
Two Players and Buggy
La Marquesa
Single Green Fee (after 1pm)
La Serena
Single Green Fee (after 2pm)
Las Colinas
Single Green Fee
Las Ramblas
Two Players and Buggy
Lo Romero
Two Players and Buggy
New Sierra Golf
Two Green Fees and Buggy
Two Players and Buggy  (from 2pm
Two Players and Buggy
Villaitana Poniente
Single Green Fee and Buggy
Two Players and Buggy


Deal of the week: Vistabella €200 for 4 players and 2 buggies.

For Bookings and more information contact Mike at info@costa-blanca-greenfees.com or direct on 966 704 752 or 661 345 931 quoting reference LEADER.

Quotation of the Week

“All my ex’s have Rolexes” – John Daly

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