This is part 7 to the How to Improve Your Golf on the Golf Course Series.
What is your mental approach like during your golf round?
- Are you nervous?
- Are you relaxed?
- Afraid of embarrassing yourself?
- Afraid that you won’t be able to hit the ball?
- Full of confidence?
- Worried about what others will think of you?
- Concerned that you will let others down?
What are you really thinking before you play?
Did you know it is ok to feel all of these emotions but it is how you cope with them when you play, that is the main thing!
The main approach you want to do is acknowledge first, is that you are about to have some fun and that you are lucky to be playing golf. So many people get so wound up with their golf whilst others can’t play because of work commitments, injuries, have disabilities etc. So firstly enjoy it!
These are the things I recommend below for you to keep things simple;
- don’t focus on the score, because if you do you won’t enjoy it at the time. Enjoy the shot making!
- play the best shot you can for that moment in time
- forget about the last shot played
- focus on the shot you are about to hit
- stay composed, take deep breathes when worked up
- slow your swing down and get a nice easy rhythm
- play to your strengths
To your golfing success,
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