Archive for April, 2011

“Is golf 90 percent mental?” Yes, other 10 percent is mental too.”

April 22, 2011

Are you tired of often losing out on playing the game you know you are capable of?  What if you could reliably create that sense of being in the zone? If you’re like most golfers you probably already know that once you‘ve learned and practiced the physical and technical aspects of golf it quickly becomes a mental game. The ability to focus under pressure, the ability to recover from a bad shot, the ability to play with confidence – all these factors are at least as important as the physical game.

You might be unsure that it’s just your mental game that needs work. There are a  few surefire ways to know with certainty. Think about the following questions. Are you able to shoot your best games when there’s nothing at stake and then, when the games is on, even easy shots can become your worst nightmare? Are you unable to shake the bad feeling of a misplaced shot, or a bad hole and does that cause your whole game to go down the tubes?  If you want to take your golf game to a whole new level, then golf hypnosis is the next logical step for you. A great mental game doesn’t just happen. You need to know how to get there.

Research has shown when athletes mentally rehearse their game the same parts of the brain are active as when they are actually playing the game. This is a great way to make use of the early spring and prepare for a great golf season  Take a little time each day, even just a few minutes to practice. Find a comfortable spot where you won’t be bothered, take a few deep breaths and allow the body to relax. Then imagine, in as much detail as possible, playing a few holes or even a complete round. Use all your senses what would you see, hear, smell and feel? Who are you with? Imagine yourself playing a great round. You can even imagine hitting a poor shot or two and then recovering. This practice alone, done on a consistent basis will have a huge impact on your game.

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