Golf is both Physical and Mental. When playing a round of golf don’t forget to bring your mental game too.
Your mind has to be at ease when you play golf. Arrive at the course in advance with a relaxed state of mind, stretch out and hit a variety of shots to gain mental confidence before you reach the first tee. For each shot you need to set your plan, take a practice swing to get a feel for your selected club and step up to the ball. And Now the NEW YOU. . . .
All of your preparation is wasted if you don’t focus 100% on the shot. How do you block out all other thoughts? Thousands of books and blogs have been written about this subject. I discovered the simple fact that you can’t think or say 2 words at the same time. What you say is what you think for that instant of time. For example you can’t mentally say “happy” and think “sad” at the same time. USE THIS FACT TO IMPROVE YOUR GAME!
Mentally say a simple swing thought as you prepare and make your swing. The words can be different for every golfer and for each type of shot but you need to say your mental words to block out every other thought as you make your swing.
For putting and chipping I use the words: Follow through . . . 1 . . . 2 (“Follow through” are the words I use to remind me to finish my swing on the line that I want to hit the ball, “1” starts my back swing and “2” starts my forward swing.) The cadence changes based on the distance that I want to hit but the words block out any other thoughts.
For all other shots I use the words: Straight arm, sweep in and finish (“Straight arm” is my final reminder to limit my back swing & keeping my leading arm straight, “sweep in” starts my sweeping take away to coil my shoulders and hips in preparation to swing from the INside and impact the ball on the INside quadrant, “and” is my transition word to limit my speed and “finish” is my point of impact to a balanced finish as my ball float to its target.
GOLFSTR+ was developed to train for more consistent, straight hits. Fortunately professional golfers and users of GOLFSTR+ suggested 5 more uses for every swing in your game. You should practice all 6 of the GOLFSTR+ swing solutions. The payoff will only come when you learn to control your mental game too.