One of the greatest challenges golfers face is their own self-doubt. It comes in many forms and “the can’ts” is one of the most challenging. Regardless of how the mental blockages to our game manifest, they cause us to doubt about all aspects of our game and adversely affect our golf scores. I have here to tell everyone that we should never doubt our golf game!
Working through all the white noise bouncing around in our six inches of real estate onto of our shoulders can seem over-whelming. There is a fog over our eyes that prevent us from seeing clear of the haze of doubt. Mentally, this is the toughest aspect of anyone’s golf game and forces us to doubt if we have any golf game at all!
Well, I am here to say that yes we have a golf game. We should never doubt it because in my experience it all changes in just one shot. Yup, that is all it takes sometimes; we set up to play the right shot and the results are epic. Suddenly, the fog is gone and your golf game is back better than ever. It might seem like a bit of an overstatement, but I think everyone can relate to what I am talking about.
From my perspective, when we fear that we have lost our golf game, it is our emotions are at the forefront of our thoughts. We feel anxiety over every shot, which inturn creates a fountain of self-doubt. When our emotions are clouding our judgement, how can we really play our best. Yes, there are good emotions, but when the negative ones prevent us from focusing on our golf game……then bad things happen on the course.
When I am playing very poorly and feel that my game has deserted me, I patiently wait for the one shot, that one right decision, or that one positive feeling that rights my game. It is frustrating to wait for this moment, but it will happen. In the meantime, never doubt you have a golf game. It is always hanging around.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!