First Swing Of The Round

Depending on whether you had the time to prepare, if any, will likely determine your mental state on your first swing of your round. For many players, rushing from their car to the first tee is the norm and probably results in a less than optimal shot. At Osprey Links, I would say that I only prepared for the first hit occasionally due to the lack of driving range. They did have a driving net and I found this a reasonable substitute to hitting a small bucket of balls, but I did not really like using it…..so I didn’t. My lack of preparation did impact my fairway percentage and I am hoping this year at my new course I will be able to improve on my start of each round.

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Visualizing The Perfect Golf Shot

Every golf shot has a perfect result that any player can produce. Of course, the stronger the player, the chances of producing this result is increased. Before any contact is made, each player likely goes through a pre-shot routine that should include visualization. The practice of mentally seeing your golf shot shot is a very important step to lowering your golf scores. This technique connects your mental and physical aspects of your golf swing which in turn produces consistent results we are all searching for each time we hit the links.

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Shooting Your Best Golf Score Ever Through Visualization

The desire of every golfer on the first tee is to shoot their best round of golf ever. This is not a profound statement, however I would suggest that most players are not ready to receive this wonderful gift. They are either ambivalent or they are waiting for that first poor shot in order to jump on the negative train! I am not suggesting that we need to play golf with rose coloured glasses on; we need to mentally prepare to accept playing great golf is always a possibility.

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Totally Confused With How To Play A Golf Shot

Through the course of 6000+ golf shots I take each year, I can honestly say that I might be confused on how to play a golf shot a couple of times. I believe I can assess how to play 99.5% within seconds of arriving at my ball. The other 0.5% of the time I will have to think about my best options. But, every so often (actually rarely) I am confused or dumbfounded on how to play a shot. I know this sounds crazy, but it happens!

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How Does Your Golf Mind Work?

I routinely ask myself this is a question. When playing each shot, I sometimes take opposite approaches to the same set of influences and yet come to a different conclusion. It is very strange and sometimes I wonder if I have my golf brain engaged at all. It really strange and something I continue to be puzzled about. I often wonder if I really have a golf mind or not!

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