The Importance of Your Mind Games

There is a fine line between a poor golf shot and a wonderful shot. Imagine the success in your game if you could perform the same swing with each club to impact exactly on the sweat spot of your club face and directly up your target line. An inch of impact error on your club face (up, down, out, in or any combination) or a few degrees off your target line can destroy any shot. When you consider the action required by every bone and muscle in your body, it’s actually amazing how we hit as many good shots as we do.

The human body is an imperfect machine but our brain somehow makes corrective actions to compensate for the different strengths of muscles on each side of our body. Past injuries like torn muscles, a strained tendon and broke bones all must have an impact on the way we swing a golf club. The older we get the more inconsistent our bodies become.


We are all frustrated with missed shots. But we all believe that golf perfection is within our grasp and that’s why we keep coming back to this game. YOU need a plan for consistency.

It’s risky to plan and then visualize your shot drawing into the green over water. Let your mind control your shot and enjoy the view.


How do We Maintain Consistency in our Swing?
1/ Have you ever noticed that you have played some of your best golf when you are injured with a muscle strain or playing in a mental fog while suffering with cold medication? Your new found success occurs when your mind is minimizing that monster inside your brain. Give yourself more time for a good backswing and time to follow through to a complete finish. Admire your shots.

2/ Why do they call Ernie Els “The Big Easy”? His backswing and transition are slow and in control. Slow down your backswing to give yourself time for hip and shoulder rotation as your wrists cock to create lag.

3/ Power does not come from a Fast Backswing: 100% of your power comes from the accelerating release of your arms and your wrists through the bottom of your downswing.

4/ Control Your Practice Swing: Train your muscles during your practice swing. Choose your target, visualize your shot and deliver the perfect practice swing with exactly the same power that you want when you step up to your ball and make exactly the same swing.

Minimize your mishits by duplicating your prefect practice swing. It’s all in you mind. Don’t change your cadence or power when you swing through your ball and up your target line. It’s that STUPID RUSH as the top that limits your weight transfer and creates your mishits. Practice with GOLFSTR+ as a reminder to feel your straight leading arm throughout your swing. Buy one today at www.GOLFSTR.com

Golf Truism #37: It always takes at least five holes to notice that a club is missing.

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