Gruffer Duffer Makes Game Rougher

Getting teed off in golf doesn't help your game, study finds

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(HealthDay) -- That old song that says, "Accent the positive, eliminate the negative" apparently is only half right, according to new research involving amateur golfers. A story on the research appears on ABC News.com.

The study found that "visualizing" a positive outcome -- like making a good putt -- has questionable value, at least for amateur golfers. But "negative visualization" definitely produces negative results.

The researchers say the findings may not be applicable to professional golfers, or other highly skilled athletes.

But take heart, duffers. Here's a visual image from golf expert Geoff Mangum that probably will improve your game.

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