Tips on Improving Your Golfing Mental Game

By: Stanley Amazan

An important part of your golf game is not only the physical game but the mental as well. The most important rule any golf professional will tell you is that you have to focus your mind and visualize what you need to do.

While it may seem simple, but seeing your self hit a hole in one every hole is simple but actually doing takes more than that, visualization is a very important tip but you have to take each drive as it comes. As you are playing your game there are going to be distractions from other players and just environment noises as well. It takes a lot of determination and concentration.

Some players have a pre shot routine they go through before they put. Some players take a look at the hole ahead or them, some players close their eyes and visualize their shot. Anything that they have to do get themselves in the zone mentally helps.

A player who walks right up to the tee and wants to put, then the ball is just going to go anywhere. When you get up to the tee, take your time; visualize the shot and where you want it to go. Don't focus getting the hole in one; just try to see the ball on the green.

If you over focus and see the long tern instead of the short term you won't accomplish your goal. The idea is to improve your game and you can do that by focusing on the task at hand. Don't worry about what the other players are doing and don't worry or think about your next drive. You think about this swing and this drive. Take the ball mentally where you want it go. Block out the fact that people are watching and block out the thoughts that if you don't make the shot what people may think.

If your mind is anywhere else than on the shot at hand then you can almost expect the shot not to go very well. You have to train yourself in getting rid of every other thought but the thought of the shot. Then you must clear your mind of everything around you, relax and take your shot. You may need help in focusing. There are books, video and audio aids to help.

Concentration is necessary for a great golf game. Make mental notes or write them down, but take notice what you are doing before you take the shot, then note how the shot played out.

If it did not play out the way you wanted it to then you know what you need to do and concentrate a little better the next time and sooner or later you will obtain the level of concentration you need to fully maximize your game.

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