Controlling Your Breathing During Golf

When I first started to think about this topic, I thought that I stumbled upon something unique. As it turns out, I am not at the front of the line, however this topic is very important to my golf game because it has helped me understand that controlling my breathe helps lower my golf scores. There is more science to this topic than I originally thought. As I examined my game, I realized that I use several control breathing techniques every round.

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Never Forget Your Best You

Golf is an exhilarating and frustrating sport. I can to from the high of highs to the low of lows in just one or two strokes. Being mentally capable of ‘rolling with it’ is something I developed over the years. Unfortunately, I have found that, lately, I am more vocal over poor shots than in the past. I am not sure why, but it is time to stop the negative thinking and to focus on being positive regardless of my golf swing. It is something I have intentionally worked on for years, now is not the time to revert to poor times.

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A No Trouble Double In Golf

One of the most frustrating aspects of my golf game is the ‘no trouble double’ bogey. You know the hole where you are not in any trouble, but you after hitting a couple of poor shots and then 3 jacking on the green, you walk towards the next hole muttering under your breath. Of all scores that frustrate me, the ‘no trouble double’ bogey is the worst.

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All It Takes Is One Shot

This is an overused statement that many golfers falsely think will change their fortunes. It always takes more than one shot to change the outcome of a round. I can tell you from experience that it takes several shots in a row to really make a difference in our score. However, there is a requirement for that one shot to start the entire process!

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Making That Clutch Putt!

You are on the 16th hole and need a birdie to keep pace with your opponent. At 14 feet, your right to left breaking putt will test all of your abilities and some! Not to mention to pressure of “having to make” a critical putt. Now we have a case of the ‘chicken and the egg’; does the mental fear affect your putting stroke or does your putting stroke affect your mental toughness? What a dilemma!

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