Archive | December 15, 2017

Golf Psychology Using Mental Imagery to Improve Your Game

So how do you Apply Mental Imagery?

In describing how he employs mental images to enhance his performance, Jack Nicklaus once wrote:

“I never hit a shot even in practice without having a sharp in-focus picture of it in my head. It’s like a colour movie. First, I “see” the ball where I want it to finish, nice and white and sitting up high on the bright green grass. Then the scene quickly changes, and I “see” the ball going there: its path, trajectory, and shape, even its behaviour on landing. Then there’s a sort of fade-out, and the next scene shows me making the kind of swing that will turn the previous images into reality – only at the end of this short private Hollywood spectacular do I select a club and step up to the ball.”

The world’s greatest living golfer – advocating mental imagery.

However, having this skill on tap comes only through practice – it doesn’t become second nature overnight. If you want to perfect and use mental imagery to your fullest advantage you can start by doing two things:

1. In every practice session, before you play a shot, first imagine it happening as perfectly and precisely as possible. See, feel, and experience yourself moving through the shot in your mind as you would like it to actually happen.

2. In competitions, before the round starts, mentally recall your game plan, shot making skills, focus skills, reactions, or feelings that you want to carry into the round. To become highly proficient in the use of mental imagery, you have to use it every day, on your way to practice, during practice, after practice, and in the evenings before sleeping.

Another way of looking at this is Daydreaming. How many times a day does your mind wander to your next round of golf on Wednesday or at the weekend? You are already using mental imagery when this happens – all I’m suggesting is that you become your own movie director and get a bit of cohesion and structure to your daydreams.

And the idea of being your own movie director is not as far fetched as it may seem.

Enjoy your Round!

Brian

* These phrases and concepts are fully explained in the Inner Golf Coach Audio Program.

Importance of 3D Animation Software

D games are increasingly becoming popular. This has been made possible by changes in the software development technology. There has been a gradual shift from the 2D to the 3D technology. The 2D technology emphasizes more on the graphic’s width and height while the 3D technology emphasizes on its depth, in addition to the width and height. The depth helps to create an illusion that is critical in producing images that are more realistic.

Importance of 3D images

3D images are important in the film and cartoon industry. The technology is relied upon heavily to design 3-dimensional computer games. Some of the software is recommended for designing living beings while other software are ideal for creating objects like parks, buildings and cars. This makes it possible for films to capture scenes where vehicles are being blasted while the occupants are present. In real life, such a scene cannot be captured on camera. The software to help develop the scene often captures images of the real people.

The 3D animation software is important in the filming industry. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the graphic designer to find the right software for the best results. There are commercial 3D software and the open source 3D software. The commercial software can be valued anywhere between $1,000 and $2,000.

If you have a limited budget, you can consider the open source 3D software available online. However, the free programs offer limited features. The open source 3D software can be downloaded from the internet. Alternatively, you can receive the software through your address when you pay a small amount of money to cater for the shipping charges. In case you are new in the industry, you can consider trying out free software before launching out to purchase the commercial software. Some of the free 3D software available for graphic designers include Free Cad 8.0, touch sampler, Cyberdelia, Special effect 3.2, Serif 3D plus and Gmax.

Popular 3D animation software

Maya is considered one of the best 3D animation software among professional graphic designers. This software can be purchased easily online using a Visa or Master card. The Maya can be supported by several operating systems including Linux, Microsoft windows and Mac OS X. The software was initially designed by the Alias Systems Corporation. Currently, it is being developed by Autodesk Inc. The Autodesk Maya creates 3 dimensional figures that can be used in the filming industry, video games and cartoons.

Chinese Checkers-the Most Addictive Online Game

Chinese Checkers is among the most widely played online games and the thrill of this game is unparalleled. This game is meant for people of all ages and it is not just a mental booster but a great stress reliever. After an exhausting day, it certainly is one of the best means of entertainment. Parents who fear their children learning some violence from some online games must persuade their little ones towards this game. It is free from any violence and would help them to develop reasoning skills too.

This game has achieved wide acclaims from players all over the world. The instruction of playing Chinese checkers game is absolutely childs play and one can understand it just by going through them once. You have the option of either playing against the computer or playing against various players from different parts of the world. This game involves marbles and a board and the trick of this game lies in placing the marbles on the right position. The board has a check pattern with each small check sufficient to hold a marble in.

Most players love to play against the computer and if you intend to do so you would have to first choose you players who would play on your behalf. You can select minimum two players and maximum six players. After selecting you players you would be instructed to select the colors for your players. You have the option to choose from colors like purple, green, light blue, dark blue, yellow and red. Now you are done with the selection procedure and its time to commence the game. The computer will have a different color since it is your opponent in the game.

You would be supplied with the marbles and to begin you would have to place the marbles on the desired hole. This can be possible if you drag the pointer of the mouse towards the apex of the gap on the board. Once you reach the desired gap you must release the mouse and the marble will automatically occupy the desired position. After playing your turn, the avatar will get a chance and you would have to patiently wait for your turn. It is important to be logical and not just keep placing the marbles anywhere you please. It is available mostly for free and this feature makes this Chinese checkers game even more desirable and exciting.