Mental Golf Is A Must For Anyone Desiring More

By: Jewel Kessler

Let me first start by saying that this article does not intend to discourage you from refining your golf swing and technique. In fact, all golfers should learn a few fundamentals before trying to work on the their mental game.

To play better golf, you need to build and practice a consistent swing that you trust. Forget the right forearm and the left hip. Forget pushing, pulling, and rotating. Make your game as simple and repeatable as possible. Focus solely on doing what is necessary for you to square the club to the target line at impact.

To square your club to the target line at impact, the following four ingredients are a must:
1. A good grip
2. The proper set up
3. The right swing speed
4. Gaining a feel for the swing

The first two ingredients are easy if you don't already have them. A good pro at your club can give them to you in a few minutes.

The second two are tougher, because your mind creeps in and create errors, especially after bad shots. A common cause of errors in your swing is over-tightness in the muscles, which happens when you tense up.

When your muscles tighten, your swing slows, you cannot connect to the feel of your swing, and your drives get shorter and shorter. This is why it is so important to master your mental game. Not only do you enjoy golf more, your drives become longer and more consistent.

Advantages Of Mastering Your Mental Game

1. You have to be able to eliminate "outcome anxiety" for your shots. How does this help you? You will be able to play effortless, magnificent golf time after time.

2. You have to know the secret to handing negative emotions and making them work FOR you, not against you. Being able to do this, you will eliminate the emotional roller coaster of golf, golf becomes more pleasant for you and your friends.

3. You need to have deceptively simple ways to instantly cure your hooks and slices. This prevents bad shots from frustrating you and it will stop you from obsessing over your technique.

4. You have to understand what to focus on when you stand over your shot. This helps to simplify golf for you so you can trust your body and enjoy the experience.

5. Internalizing the insider tips and tricks pros use to develop unshakeable confidence. You then no longer worry about confidence swings. It saves you time and money on tools and aids that are not helping.

Consistent golf is not a matter of trying to technically improve your shots during the game; it's a matter of emotional self-mastery in these key moments of a round. There are techniques that are not super complicated theories and they do not take countless numbers of hours to learn. They are simple, easy to understand principles that every golfer should know and internalize.

To be quite frank, learning golf is not an easy task. Golf requires a great level of application, understanding, and commitment. In fact, it can never be totally mastered. That is, a golfer can always learn new things, whether it is course strategy, club knowledge, or exploring different grips and technical nuances, there's always room for improvement and exploration!

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