Category Archives: Golf Psychology

Golf Psychology – Improve your game from your inbox (Week 7)

Golf Psychology

Golf Psychology

This week’s mental game of golf issue is highlighted by the passage from the book Nine-Iron John by Alan Shapiro. “Jim remembered that 18 inch putt. Right-edge-soft or dead-centre-firm. He vacillated between two strategies and paid the price Indecision.

A common malady in the mental side of golf.” We have all been there.

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Golf Psychology – Improve your game from your inbox (Week 6)

Golf Psychology

Golf Psychology

No one will forget the shot that won Bubba Watson the Masters at Augusta in 2012. Watson was so deep in the woods late Sunday afternoon that he couldn’t even see where he was going. With his golf ball nestled on a bed of pine needles, he hit a gap wedge that shot out toward the fairway and hooked some 40 yards and onto the elevated green.

Walking down the fairway toward an uncertain lie, he and caddie Ted Scott recalled their credo — “If I have a swing, I’ve got a shot.” That confidence is often the difference between making a shot or duffing the shot.

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Golf Psychology – Improve your game from your inbox (Week 5)

Golf Psychology

Golf Psychology

Most golfers know this situation. You hit two perfect shots onto the green only to mess up the hole by an awful display of putting.

Not only does this ruin that particular hole and score, but it can put you off your game and plague you for the rest of the course.

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Golf Psychology – Improve your game from your inbox (Week 4)

Golf Psychology

Golf Psychology

Something that stood out in the 2015 Open played at St Andrews was the pre shot routine of Paul Dunne, the amateur who was at the top of the score board going into the final day’s play.

Your pre-shot routine has a very important impact on your ability to focus and execute the shot properly.

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Golf Psychology – Improve your game from your inbox (Week 3)

Golf Psychology

Golf Psychology

Do you arrive at the golf course hoping that your A game will show up as well? Do you have a system for insuring concentration will be zoned in?

Concentration, and the ability to focus on the present task while ignoring all outside distractions, is one of the most important mental skills in golf. Players who give consistent performances know how to concentrate and stay focuses by fine-tune their minds.

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