You need a sharp mind to glide through the Green. Things will be like a breeze in the course when you can focus. However, it is not always the same. Sometimes, things do not go in your way.
After talking with leading Golf Psychologists, we have compiled 10-mindset tips to keep you motivated during your game and also in your life.
10 golf mindset tips
A New Shot Brings A New Challenge
Life is full of challenges so do the Golf. Every corner of the Green has something unique. Whenever you get close to the ball, you get a challenging task. The task is to get the ball into the hole with minimum shots.
The ball may be in a tough position. It could be whether in a bush or a slope. However, you cannot get yourself down. Be logical and pick the best solution. Staying calm in a tough situation is the essential part to face a challenge
What Is Gone, Is Gone Forever
You made a feeble shot. Now what? Are you going to dwell in it? Not at all. Get out of it as quick as possible. No matter how much you think about that, you cannot go back and correct it. The only thing you can do is to take a great shot afterward.
Tiger Wood follows an effective way to forget past errors in the Green. I have tried it and believe me it is a game changer! He vents out all his frustration (off course in his mind) until he covers 10-yards from the point of error. Why don’t you give a try?
Focus On The Present
If your mind moves ahead of you or stays behind, how you are going to focus? Therefore, you have to stay in the present. Whenever you are thinking, “What if I could start with three pars?” it will drag you back to the first tee.
Your mind can get loaded with all the worst-case scenarios after the shot. However, are they going to make any improvements in your strike? If not, what is the point of staying ahead? Stay in the present and take an impressive hit.
Never Give Up
My Facebook Bio has only one line “Man can be destroyed but not defeated.” I believe it from my heart and advise all my friends to do the same. As long as you are trying, you are not defeated. What if you made a miscued shot? Is it the end of the world? No!
A newbie can give up on rounds too soon. However, keep in mind that you have a handicap in your aid. Moreover, one great swing or a decent break can turn your fortune in the course
Always Stay Positive
Life and Golf have many similarities. You may have a gruesome time when everything falls apart in life. In the same way, there may be a day or two in the course when the ball does not want to go into the hole. What will you go to do? Start blaming your faith? Obviously not.
Pick a line. If you can keep the ball in the line, you have done a great job. In those negative days, focus on these small but rewarding facts. They may be tiny but can have a massive impact on your next performances.
Do Not Worry About Results Focus On Processes
Success is not a one-task issue. You have to do the right task repeatedly until you reach your target. Throughout this reparation, your determination to complete the tasks correctly is your “Process Goals.” If you thrive for excellence, concentrate on those goals rather than results.
In the Green, try to stick with the technique that produces your best swing. Moreover, execute your pre-shot routines before every single shot. This way, you will not only excel on these small chores but will also get more significant outcomes.
Look Before You Shot
My elementary teacher always told in the class to look before we leap. I thought that was for our daily sports hour. However, now I realize how relevant the adage was with Golf. You have to set up your mind on the course in a way so that nothing exists between you and the holes.
The more you make a connection with the target, the more you will be able to hit it. Your subconscious and instinct will discover the best possible way to reach it. Thus, your mind will work like a laser guided GPS for you.
Be Committed And Clear
You have to be committed to your development. You may have flaws in your swing, however; who do not have. One flawed swing may produce a bad shot. Nevertheless, you need to be clear to yourself about it. Moreover, you should have a positive approach to overcome it.
Fixing any mechanical issue will only bring more flawed outcome. It is because you are going against yourself. Rather trust your problematic motion, and it will bring a good result.
You are the person who will support you the most. You may deny and give an example of your parents, a significant one, or friends. However, they will not be with you throughout the hard times. You will stay 24/7 by your side.
Therefore, do not let any fear overcome your calmness. Tell yourself whatever going to happen will be right for you. Make friendship with any fear and anxiety. Now, it will be easier to overcome the main problem. It is because you have a few more friends with you, fear and anxiety!
Love Your Flaws
Bible always tells “now thyself.” I firmly believe the result is you start loving yourself too. The more you learn about your weaknesses, the more you will be accustomed to your shortcomings. You may have a faulty swing; however; you are invincible with scoring-clubs.
You may putt out of extreme fears. However, it does not mean you will have too many shots between holes. You are a blend of fineness and flaws. Promote your fineness but do not forget to incorporate your flaws.