To be effective golf player you must understand that the shortest way to the success isn't in motivational quotes but in three steps. First you'll learn how our mind works, then, we'll give you the tools and then we'll show you how to use them. Introduction is about understanding "why" and "what". Why explains - why we think in certain way. What says - what are our possibilities.
Section "Golf psychology" continues in explanation of fundamentals. The more you understand how our mind works the easier would be for you to take control over any situation.
Stress and golf
If not stress in golf, our results would be perfect. No! That's only a theory. But a wise theory on which we can build and move further. Here you will learn what you can and what you can't control.
In this moment you already know your emotions are that ruler of your results. Dive even deeper into the knowledge before you will enter the world of effective tools which are waiting for you in the Advanced Level of this online course. Learn to understand the emotions and you'll become the King of your Game.
The Secret of the Mental Game
Basic level of Golf Mental Game online course is the philosophy. The Advanced Level is the engine and Professional level is practical application. Of course there are secrets and in this section you'll learn about the most important secret of golf psychology.
How to relax in golf
Relaxing techniques are here to help you ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE AMATEUR GOLFER. Why others will be controlled by their rage, you will remain calm. Not because of your nature but because of your newly acquired skills. The skill to relax is the most powerful tool in golf. The one how has it is the Champion.
Rethinking of the approach
Sometimes we're overwhelmed by unexpected challenges, like unwanted shots from the hazards. You have made quite progress since you started this online course therefore it is time to explore another important skill. You will learn the answers for WHEN, WHY AND HOW.
Custom mental game
The motto of Team of MARIOBEKY "Customize your game and determine your results" is not coincidence. Our life experience is unique therefore we need to adjust the tools according our preferences. This is a huge step forward. The passion for golf is even stronger now when you gained advanced insight into endless possibilities of your potential. Unleash the Champion hidden inside!
Course management is a skill of planning shot ahead with the highest possibility of success. The key approach in course management is to prepare yourself such conditions for next approach so that your chances are as high as possible.
The defensive strategy lasts only for a short time. The reason for that was simple. The attacker has usually more time to breathe in between strikes. Defense is form of statistical capitulation.
As you think, so you strike. As you strike, so you will rank. Therefore, as you think, so you will rank. This way you will remain in control to some extent. This extent is modular to the time you are spending with regular practicing with qualified teaching golf professional.
Professional playing routine
You are a golfer, your path is simple. You are going from the tee through the fairway, on to the green to putt your ball into the hole. You are growing simply and without noticing it in most intimate moments of your game.
Psychological pressure management
Psychological pressure moments which are coming during the play have no origin in quality towards your opponent or the deep rough which has eaten up your ball and certainly not in non-functional lucky charms.
Practical golfing psychology
The most powerful tools from golf psychology explain word by word how to use your head in order to prepare yourself for various conditions - golf tournament, golf match-play, pre-tournament and more.
Extended mental game exercises
- Ultimate mental game introduction UL
- Q32: Golf Quiz 32 UL
- Q33: Golf Quiz 33 UL
- L81: How to cure putting yips UL
- L82: Confident putts UL
- L83: Confident game from sand UL
- Q31: Golf Quiz 31 UL
- L84: Staying continuously present and focused UL
- L85: Better decisions, better pace UL
- L86: Correcting errors UL
- L87: Fixing your golf UL
L1: Golf is a game of decisions UL
Golf is a game of decisions
Golf is a game of decisions and a game of mind.
Mental game is a decisive factor
Physical factors are important variable, but they would be nothing unless we could reasonably control them at all times. Or at least in the circumstances we consider to be important to us.
“If we arrange next to each other two equally healthy, equally muscle-developed individuals, the only thing that will determine their performance will be skills of controlling their emotions in challenging situations.”
Their ability to manage all the requirements (their own or requirements of their environment – partner, coach, friends, family, fans, country, representation squad etc.) will determine how the final result will look like.
By keeping physical predispositions equal, adequate golf performance is primarily determined by psychological skills of those two players. Therefore a mental game becomes a decisive factor.
Tiger 2001 vs. Tiger 2010
Two sparring players are positioned in one flight. Let’s call them Tigers because they both are incredible fighters and they both set their goals high). Player number one will be Tiger 2001 and player number two will be Tiger 2010. They will differ in what is going to happen in their heads only.
By observing two identical players (body type and performance wise), there is a room for comparison. That one player of those two, who decides not to add value to strengthening mental resilience, increases his chance of not succeeding against the player who will work on it.
“The control of the physical component is only possible if our psyche is balanced.”
But how do you achieve psychological well-being in a troubled situation of a game of decisions? How do we achieve mental well-being in our heads during golf games when our ambitions force us to push to a higher level of performance?
Focus on the results
The mental factors of a performance golfer – WHO FOCUSES ON THE RESULTS – must be continually strengthened. Anyone who does not agree with this can leave this training with a quiet conscience. There is no reason to lose time by following it.
“The real tension in the golf game takes into account innumerable elements that are affecting psychological well-being during the game. The pressure generated during the game can play a significant role especially for a player who expects specific results from his game.”
Expecting results is always the first step in enhancing your mental capabilities because golf is a game of decisions. However, there are also types of players who do not play golf for the outcome but for the fun only. At least they say so.
Golf is a game of decisions and a game of mind. Physical factors are important variable, but they would be nothing unless we could reasonably control them at all times. The control of the physical component is only possible if our psyche is balanced. Expecting results is always the first step in enhancing your mental capabilities because golf is a game of decisions.