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
L48: Course management UL
Course management is more than scene from your favorite movie. It is precise calculation based on ever changing conditions.
Victories and losses
You have quite journey behind yourself. You experienced victories as well as losses. Every one of them made you a player that you are today. Is this journey identical with journey of Sam Snead? Are you experiencing exact the same as Jack Nicklaus did? Are you as played out as Tiger Woods? Probably not. This however doesn’t matter.
What matters is that this is your journey. This journey is unique because it is your journey.
For not to be too philosophical let me go to the point of what I’m trying to say. You are on another viewpoint of your career. There are many steps behind you and it’s logical to look back a little bit. It is not my intention to tell you what road you should take. My job is to point out possibilities from which you can choose.
Unique playing experience
Your decision will be derived from your experiences, from knowing your playing style, from knowing your physical and mental possibilities and from knowing actual playing conditions. It is amusing to watch Troy’s course management scene in the Tin Cup movie with Kevin Costner. We can learn from it a lot. I will repeat this over and over.
Know the golf course you are about to play and you will understand your possibilities.
What is course management?
It’s a skill of planning shot ahead with the highest possibility of success. Forget the importance of new clubs for new season. For course management you need to be familiar with your weapons. Your golf clubs are your weapons. Indeed.
The key approach in course management is to prepare yourself such conditions for next approach so that your chances are as high as possible.
Let me give you few examples. If you know that this hole is right dogleg with break after two hundred and fifty meters with thick forest on the both sides and there are another two hundred meters from break to the pin, make sure to calculate. And make sure to calculate accurately.
What is the best shot you could make?
It probably wouldn’t be wise to try to drive over the high trees so that you can cut the distance. Depending also on weather conditions, make sure to try to land the ball as further as possible without ending in the forest on the left side. Choose your club also depending on your ability to control the distance with it.
You versus the weather
Bear in mind also the weather conditions. Is there a wind? From which side is that wind coming from? Is the landing zone according to your tee position ascending or descending? Is the fairway wet or dry? Will your ball roll or will it bite in?
Usually a good dog leg hole has in the breaking point of its shape a hazard – sand or water.
Are there any obstacles in this place on your hole? How did you play this hole last time in similar conditions? There are too many questions in your head and you didn’t even start to take in consideration the pressure from previous holes of actual playing day.
Only the beginning
In following lessons we will discuss what options are there for you in the stroke play, what options are there for you in the match play and what options are there for you in other forms of game-play. Let me remind you about essential hint from golf psychology. Think only about the actual shot.
What will be, will be important then. Previous and next shots are not real. Actual shot is the most important shot of your career.
This is just a one example. In case that those high trees on the right side would be desert or even water, you can start to think about cutting the distance over them. However, this is highly individual option only for those players who have mastered all types of shots.
Are you that kind of a player?
My second reminder from previous lessons says – don’t bother to think what is running through the head of your opponent or co-players. First of all, you can’t see in their mind either. And second, even if you knew what they are thinking about, you can’t influence it in your favor.
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. Bear in mind also the weather conditions. Are there any obstacles in this place on your hole? Don’t bother to think what is running through the head of your opponent. Even if you knew what they are thinking about, you can’t influence it in your favor.