Golf Psychology

Golf Psychology

A round of golf can quickly deteriorate into a nightmare round if you get stuck criticizing yourself for poorly played shots.

It can ruin that particular round of golf and can, if left unchecked, ruin subsequent rounds of golf.This week’s tip:

Don’t be Self Critical. If you start to beat yourself up over your mistakes, you will reduce your positivity and it will be hard to regain it before your next and “most important” shot. Learn from your mistakes at the end of the round. Remember the quote: “Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” With each round you become a more experienced golfer however you play.

You can’t get rid of negative thoughts, only replace them with positive ones. The more positive your thinking, the fewer detrimental negative thoughts you will have.

“Sometimes the biggest problem is in your head. You’ve got to believe you can play a shot instead of wondering where your next bad shot is coming from.” – Jack Nicklaus