The Most Efficient Mental Golf Tips To Raise Your Spirits
Let’s just be brutally honest. Golf is a tough game. As you progress, there will come a time, when the mental aspects of golf will begin to test you. It’s how you handle these mental tests that will define you as a golfer. Luckily, many have gone before you and in this article we will be looking at some mental golf tips that you can employ when the going gets tough, improving your confidence and getting your golf game back in check.
Don’t be hard on yourself
If you are constantly going to beat yourself up about a poor shot, then golf really isn’t for you. Constant self-criticism erodes positivity as well as your spirit. Wait until the end of the round and analyze those shots where you messed up. While out on the course, keep this quote in mind – “Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.”
Feel and visualize
If you find yourself in a bad situation, feel and visualize the shot you need to get yourself out of it. Our bodies respond to this form of positive stimulus. As a beginner golfer, your visualization might not always be the shot you end up hitting, but no doubt it will be a better shot than had you filled yourself with negative thoughts.
Stay “in the now.” Face what is in front of you at that exact point. Don’t think back to a shot five holes ago, unless it was a good one that made you feel positive!
Treat bad shots with indifference
So you hit a bad shot. It happens to the best, even the pros! Let it go and move onto your next shot. Remember to feel and visualize!
Focus on the good things
At the end of the round, just as you analyze some of the shots you were not happy with, do the same with the good shots you played. This helps to build up more positivity and a feeling that maybe your game isn’t that bad after all. Believe in yourself!
These are just a few of the things you can do out on the course to help maintain a positive frame of mind.