Mental Golf

It’s impossible to say precisely how big a role the mind plays in the mental golf side, but everyone agrees it’s a big one. Like the swing itself, no one has ever completely mastered the game’s mental side.

That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try.

Golf presents a dizzying array of mental golf challenges. There’s the swing’s complexities, course and weather conditions to account for, risk-reward calculations, club selection and other factors – both tangible and intangible.

Then there’s the mental golf emotional aspect. Negative thoughts plague many, if not most, golfers; these impulses can derail a good round, or short-circuit the player before he reaches the first tee. The same goes for nerves, which can be good in small doses but debilitating if untamed.

In this series, we’ll tackle the common mental demons all golfers face at one time or another. Developing a balanced, consistent approach is key to excelling at the mental golf elements – just like the physical side.

1.A Steady Mood For Creating Consistency
2.Beating Golf’s Pressure-Packed Situations
3.Caution: Tentative Mentality Causes Bad Golf Shots
4.Commitment Issues? Become More Decisive on the Golf Course
5.Find On-Golf Course Mood that Works Best for You
6.Golf Tip: Practice is Good for Your Game
7.Golf Tips for Beating “Paralysis by Analysis”
8.Golf Without Fear
9.Golf Putting Tip: It’s Your Head, not Your Hands
10.How to Beat the Wind with Your Mind
11.How to Break Out of Your Comfort Zone, Part I, Golf Tip
12.How to Break Out of Your Comfort Zone, Part II, Golf Tip
13.How to Deal with Problem Golf Partners
14.How to Practice a “Process vs. Outcome” Golf Mentality
15.How to Recover From a Golf Slump
16.How to Stay Positive on the Golf Course
17.How to Use Your Imagination Around the Greens, Golf Tip
18.How to Warm Up Your Mind for a Round of Golf
19.Improve Your Confidence, Control Your Fear on the Golf Course
20.Improve Your Golf Mental Toughness, Part II
21.Improve Your Mental Toughness, Part I, Golf Tip
22.Maintain Tempo from First Hole to Last, Golf Tip
23.Muscle Memory Key to Golf Consistency, Success Under Pressure
24.On-Course Mood Be True to Yourself
25.Overcoming Intimidation on the Golf Course
26.Part 1: Get Into A Groove Before Teeing Off, Golf Tip
27.Part 2: Controlling Nerves And Reducing Stress, Mental Golf Tip
28.Part 3: Getting Into the Zone, Golf Tip
29.Part 4: Using Your Mind For Clear Visualization, Mental Golf Tip
30.Part 5: The Importance Of Winning, Golf Tip
31.Part 6: Setting Your Golf Goals
32.Part 7: Playing Golf Competitively Without Anger
33.Part 8: Mental Approach to Golf Course Management
34.Part 9: Jack’s And Tiger’s Mental Approach to Golf
35.Pay No Attention to Par, Golf Tip
36.Play Scary Golf Shots Without Tension
37.Struggling on the Golf Course? Simplify Your Thoughts
38.Temper, Temper: Control Your Emotions, Control Your Golf Game
39.The Complete Round: Get Off to a Solid Start, Golf Tip
40.The Inner Game of Golf: Mental Approach and Attitude
41.Top 10 Golf Mental Tips Ever!
42.Visualize Golf Shots to Banish Mechanical Thoughts
43.What is a “Process vs. Outcome” Approach? Golf Tip