Your mind and your resulting ANGER are your primary enemies in golf. Your game is most affected by your reaction to every poor shot. Whether you bottle it up or throw clubs, it will affect your next shot. We all get caught up in our last bad shot. Even our good shots can inspire us to swing harder and faster to create the next bad shot. Fortunately I saw a great solution from Golf Rx to shift your mind back to normal. This is a great solution to overcome your inner demons.
Have you ever heard that “bad golf shots come in 3’s” and a 4th bad shot is just the start of your next 3. We need to break up these crazy thoughts. After each bad shot we need a way to bring ourselves back to the present.
HERE ARE THE 3 STEPS presented by Golf RX:
#1 Observe 5 Things in your immediate vicinity: a golf ball, grass on your golf club, bird in the tree, golfer smoking and the pin flag is red. It will instantly bring you back to reality.
#2 Forgive yourself. We are not perfect. Even the pros don’t make perfect shots all the time. It’s OK to make mistakes so forgive yourself and get on with your game.
#3 Be Positive: Studies have shown that if you fake being positive it will actually change those bad feelings. Fake it. Change your physicality. Stand tall, shoulders back, pump your chest out and smile.
A friend recently pointed out that in every PGA tournament there are golfers shooting in the 80’s. Wouldn’t it be great if the cameras spent some time showing us their mishits. How about those shots that ricochet deeper into the trees; 3 attempts to get out of a bunker or those missed chip shots. Come on GOLF CHANNEL and NBC, show us how the pros really play this game. Give us some reality so show us that the pros really are human.
Slow down and approach your next shot with a fresh state of mind. Your next shot will definitely be better than your last shot. Remember those wonderful shots when you practice with your GOLFSTR+ : keep your leading elbow straight, hold your flat wrist in your back swing and master your lag. Buy one today at www.golfstr.com