Do Emotions Affect Your Golf Game?

Golf is a game of emotional highs and lows. Hitting a great shot sends your thoughts and emotions in a positive motion and poor shots do the exact opposite. Any amateur golfer will attest that the emotional roller coaster is natural during every round of golf. What if there was a way to limit the lows and accentuate the highs after every swing. This process is obviously mental, but many golfers do not understand that they hold the key to a better game through focused, positive thought. It is not difficult and anyone can do it; it is a golf mindset developed through a simple process which results in better emotional stability while on the links.

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Focusing On The Good In Golf

Golf is a sport that can easily drag our mental focus negative aspects of results. Like crabs in a bucket, it is difficult to emerge from playing poorly because our mind continues to drag our focus to what is instantly going wrong. If I was a sports phycologist, I would state that this is the number one mental mistake all amateurs make; we are too quick to focus on the poor shots and overlook the good shots. I am not sure how this trend starts for most players, but I believe that by setting up a mental road block, we can avoid the darkness of negative thoughts and play better golf!

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Being Grateful For Golf and Life

My motivation to play golf this year is as high as normal. I think about all the fun times I could be having on the course when I get a minute to think. This year, I have a few more life things going on that is preventing me from maximizing my time on my new course. This current trend is nothing new for all golfers as we try to juggle our regular lives with the time commitment to play golf. With all that is going on, I wonder if I should close a few golf doors in order to reduce the pull of activity from other sources.

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One Golf Shot Makes A Difference

If you ever thought that one golf shot is not enough to change your fortunes on the golf course, I suggest you revisit your thinking. I can make this bold statement because Scottie Scheffeler made that miracle shot at The Masters on the third hole that turned his fortunes around 180 degrees. It was a two stroke swing, but more importantly it changed his disposition (and confidence) to a point where he never looked back. He gained total control over the rest of his round that propelled him to victory!

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Opening Your Golf Mind

Golf is as much a mental game as a physical one. If you have played even one round, you will immediately understand that how we mentally approach and prepare each shot is as (some would say more) important important as hitting the golf ball. After many of my early years of focusing on my physical game, I took a different fork in my golf journey and this change shaped the player I am today. It was unexpected, yet I was not surprised. Opening my golf mind to different possibilities was definitely a turning point in my game.

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