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.

This week’s tip

Be Aware Of Nuances In Pre-Shot Routines: You may have a different pre-shot routine for various clubs and situations, so be consistent within each of those. Be aware when you alter these routines, and start over. When you have a strong mental game of golf, you will be more aware of these important subtleties.

“Concentration blocks out pressure. If you make mistakes and look for excuses, you lose your concentration and feel pressure. I try to keep from doing that.” – Jack Nicklaus