Golf Psychology

Golf Psychology

Gary Player said, “We create success or failure on the course primarily by our thoughts.” This understanding of golf being primarily a mental game (each swing, chip and putt, first played in the mind before the club strikes the ball on the course) is a sure thing for any professional golfer.

And it should be for you too!This week’s tip:

Stop Evaluating Your Progress: Instead of riding the emotional roller-coaster of being excited when you hit a good shot, and depressed when you don’t, try staying more emotionally even as you play. To do this, don’t be consumed with how well you are doing or “If you will win”. Instead, suspend judgment and take a “Let’s see what happens” approach and simply keep your mind in the here and now. When you have a strong mental game of golf, you have more poise and patience with yourself.

“Don’t ever try to tell me golf is not 99.9 percent a mental game.” – Jack Nicklaus