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Conrad Ray (@cardcoachray) is a former Cardinal standout student-athlete and touring golf professional and is Stanford’s Knowles Family Director of Men’s Golf (Head Men's Golf Coach). During his tenure as head coach, Ray has led the Cardinal to 10 appearances in the NCAA Championships, including the school’s eighth national title in 2007.
In this video, Ray explains some golfing strategies to manage emotions on the green. He believes that his best players are the ones with the most competitive spirit who are able to channel that energy to their game in a positive way. Some strategies include watching your ball after a bad shot, knowing when to be emotional and when not to be, and distracting yourself by focusing on recording yardage. When using these strategies, the game becomes more of a science to improve your skills.