Mental Fortitude

 

The best golfers know that successful shots are as much mental as they are physical. A common way to increase your focus is to keep your mind centered in the moment. What type of shot are you playing? What is your target? Do you have a strategy for your swing?

 

At the same time, try to block those negative thoughts we all have on the course. But if you find yourself unable to maintain your focus, regroup by taking a few breaths and listening to your heartbeat. Don’t feel rushed into a swing when you’re not entirely focused on your goal. Here’s a quick routine:

 

  1. Give yourself a quick timeout to regroup.
  2. Use your eyes to refocus on your target.
  3. Use self-talk to tell yourself where your attention should go.
  4. Take a few calming breaths to relax and get your mental game back on track.

Tip adapted from Golf Tips Magazine[i]

[i] https://www.golftipsmag.com/video/full-swing/learn-to-focus/

 

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