Golf Psychology

Golf Psychology

Lee Westwood said: “It’s such a psychological and mental game, golf that the smallest wrong thing at the wrong time can distract you from what you’re trying to achieve.” We all know the feeling. Maybe there’s a group of slow players in front of you. Or you are playing with someone who keeps giving you “advice”.

In the end all of this can irritate you and cause you to play worse than your potential.

This week’s tip:

Love the challenge of the day, whatever it may be. Golfers who understand and love the game accept it rather than fight it. They realize the essence of golf is reacting well to inevitable mistakes and misfortunes. They know they can separate themselves from their competition not by perfecting their games but by constantly striving to improve. If there’s one thing players should always be proud of in their games, it’s how well they react to mistakes. You will never have complete control of the golf ball. But you can control your attitude.

“A bad attitude is worse than a bad swing.” – Payne Stewart