At this time every year we are reminded to “Fall Back.”
But I want to challenge you to stop falling back into bad golf habits that are costing you strokes.
It’s not difficult to develop bad habits in golf. I work with plenty of golfers who don’t even realize how their habits are hurting their game.
The question you should ask yourself is, “Am I aware of bad habits that are adding strokes to my rounds?” If your answer is “No.” then you may not even know what a bad habit looks like.
What Is a Bad Golf Habit?
When I refer to bad habits, I am speaking of the bad thought habits that you create before, during and after your rounds that are holding you back from consistently playing at your highest level.
Ten common examples include —
- Setting high and unrealistic expectations before your round
- Worrying about what other golfers think about your game
- Being afraid of hitting a bad shot
- Getting wrapped up in mechanical swing thoughts on the course
- Striving to hit the perfect shot
- Planning a shot to avoid trouble
- Trying to make up for a bad shot or hole
- Worrying about your score while you’re playing
- Getting frustrated by what you’re doing wrong
- Basing your success solely on your score
- Hoping to hit a good shot
Your brain in a computer, and your body is a machine run by that computer. If you are playing with any of the bad thought habits listed above, your computer brain is sending faulty directives that your body is producing. Mental game training will help you swap out bad habits with ones that actually help you play great.
Mental game training focuses on teaching you how to do two important things —
- Become aware of the bad thought patterns that hinder your performance
- And consistently produce the right thought patterns that improve performance.
If you truly want to lower your score and have a lot more fun playing, I can teach you how to stop falling back into your bad habits. So don’t wait!
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It’s not to late to PLAY GREAT!