How Michael Phelps Takes Abilities From the Pool to the Course


Michael Phelps has develop into fairly an avid golfer since his retirement.

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“Zero.”

That is what number of ideas Michael Phelps has on the beginning blocks of a swim race, as he instructed Subpar co-hosts Colt Knost and Drew Stolz throughout a panel dialogue whereas the 2 mingled at a Topgolf Scottsdale cocktail occasion sponsored by 8AM Golf. Had mentioned — the mum or dad firm of GOLF — final Tuesday.

Whereas the variety of ideas that undergo his thoughts can range relying on the course and the shot at hand, he tries to make use of the identical clean thoughts as he performs golf.

The extra I simply do it, the extra I will be taught and that is what occurred within the swimming pool,” Phelps mentioned within the video you’ll be able to watch beneath. “So naturally I’ve had higher success on the golf course Is as a result of I do not assume, I simply do. Appropriate? You are robust, you simply do it.

One distinction many individuals can see between golf and swimming is the sphere of competitors. All Olympic-sized swimming swimming pools are the identical dimension. Phelps mentioned the depth, temperature and lane width are the identical.

The 28-time Olympic medalist truly tries to method golf the identical means, with one exception.

“Just like the one factor that is totally different to me is the air, is not it?” Phelps mentioned. “And that is one thing that is onerous for me to regulate to, is not it? Down within the air I feel I’ve figured that half out. However within the air, it is troublesome.

For extra Q and A on the occasion, together with what Tim Clarke says is what it is prefer to play 17 at TPC Sawgrass with gamers on the road, hearken to the complete episode of GOLF’s Subpar This Week beneath.

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Jack Hirsch is an assistant editor at GOLF. A local of Pennsylvania, Jack is a 2020 graduate of Penn State College, incomes levels in broadcast journalism and political science. He was captain of his highschool golf crew and nonetheless *trys* to remain aggressive within the native newbie. Previous to becoming a member of GOLF, Jack spent two years at a TV station in Bend, Oregon working primarily as a multimedia journalist/reporter but in addition producing, anchoring and even presenting the climate. He may be reached at jack.hirsh@golf.com.



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