6 Golfing Personalities Which One is You?

By: Gail Smirthwaite

MR or MS HOT TEMPER

This type of golfer has a very low tolerance thresh-hold if they are not playing well. They might choose to throw their club into a water hazard, slam it down or wrap it around the nearest tree! Needless to say they lose their cool very easily and once in this frame of mind they will find it difficult to get out of it - ensuring that the following holes and probably the rest of the round will become a fulfilling prophecy of self-imposed torture.

MR or MS Hot Temper may well walk off before the round is over!

MR or MS VICTIM

The better this golfer is at 'Poor Me' the more attention they will get from their fellow players who may try and console them by offering comforting comments. Since this type of behaviour is based on being a victim; the problem is the worse a golfer feels about how they play, the more attention they will get and the more 'hooked' they will become on making sure their game of golf deteriorates.

Their negative self-talk will run riot whilst completely playing into their emotions carrying them from bad shot to bad shot. They have created a belief that they do not deserve to play well as nothing goes their way. Even when they do play a good shot their attitude is that it is a fluke and these golfers are much more comfortable when things are going badly. Phrases such as 'I knew it', 'Told you I would do that', sit very comfortably.

They are completely unaware of the phrase 'you create your own reality', often believing that they are victims of circumstances; the weather, noise, or a bad lie etc. They spend the whole game fulfilling the prophecy they have created that they are hard done by in life and on the golf course!

MR or MS FRIGHTENED

These are the real worriers of the game. They will have the worst first tee nerves; the constant anxiety and anticipation they have created will probably have begun as soon as they woke up and will create the mood for their entire round. At any crucial moments during play they will have a tendency to panic causing their body to tense and any sort of decent golf shot being impossible to accomplish from both a mental and physical point of view. If you ask them how they feel it will usually be verging on a mild panic attack - their stomach will feel jittery and their hands will often be clammy. Mr and Ms Frightened play golf on their nerves and will often look like a rabbit caught in headlights!

MR or MS LAZY

These are the golfers who just want to fast track to good results. They will often only practice the shots they enjoy like standing at the driving range with a bucket of balls and knocking three sheets out of every ball with their driver! They want their golf game to take very little effort and will often struggle with that all-important 'concentration factor' during play. They want the results, but are not willing to put the time and energy into learning the tools of their trade by practice or taking lessons with a Professional coach.

MR or MS CONTROL FREAK

This golfer has a tendency to be over-analytical. He or she will often struggle with the more intuitive side of the game. They will be unaware of how it feels to make a great shot or how it feels to be in the 'zone'. They will be too busy analyzing exactly why a shot was good from a technical stand point. These golfers often have real issues with trusting themselves and this will often show with a complete lack of conviction in their swing or follow through.

MR or MS SENSITIVE

Golf is inextricably linked to a person's ego - their confidence and how they feel about themselves often matches their handicap! They absolutely dread being embarrassed on the golf course and often feel that others are watching and judging them. They will most definitely struggle with first tee nerves believing that everyone is watching them or waiting for them to fail. Ultra sensitive to any criticism or jokes at their expense they have extremely low self-esteem and will take any remark, however, light-hearted completely to heart.

In conclusion...

If you're a moody and irritable type of person in life then this is how you will react when things are not going well on the golf course. This does not help in creating the positive consistency of temperament required to play a good round of golf. It is important to identify some of the traits you may have created in your game of golf because it is only by being aware of what you are doing that you can change it.

Once you choose to just DO IT and master your inner mind games then consistently good golf and a more stress free life will follow.

I have written a FREE REPORT with some tips for each type and how to lose the negative qualities within these personality types which do not help your game of golf. If you are a new member you will have been able to download this report on joining - for my existing members who have not been able to you can download here.

I do not want you to miss out if you have enjoyed the feature this week and want to learn more.

Wishing you lots of success this coming golf season ...

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