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Mental Tricks to Use to Improve Your Golf Performance
Golf is known to be one of the most mentally challenging sports in the world. Because of this, your mental discipline can dramatically influence your performance on the golf course.
 

Mental Tricks to Use To Improve Your Golf Performance

Golf is known to be one of the most mentally challenging sports in the world. Because of this, your mental discipline can dramatically influence your performance on the golf course. So if you’re trying to become a better player, you may need to do more than practice your swing. In order to reach your true golfing potential, developing your mental state to improve your golf skills is critical.

By practicing these following suggestions before or during each game, you can substantially strengthen your performance and improve your score.

1. Visualize the Shot
Whole Science once stated that visualization is the key ingredient to improving sports performance, and for good reason. It’s scientifically proven that visualization techniques can increase your chances of success. Visualizing is essentially what golfers are doing when they go through their pre-shot routine. But you can take visualization techniques
 
another step further.

The day before your next game, when you aren’t on the course, take some moments throughout your day to close your eyes and visualize yourself on the golf course. Practice this several times for various holes on the course to improve your results for every shot.

2. Stay Positive and Confident
It’s important to understand that visualization works the opposite way, too. If you’re about to swing, and you start reflecting on all the times you’ve ruined this shot in the past, you’re increasing the chances that you will play poorly again. Not only does this happen because you’re visualizing yourself failing, it also happens because you’re telling your brain that you aren’t capable of doing this. The old saying goes …. Garbage in, garbage out.

By remaining confident and positive you can substantially improve your performance. So recall the times when you made that unbelievable, potentially even game-winning shot. This will boost your confidence and keep your mind in the right place. If your shot still doesn’t work out, don’t get discouraged or upset. Instead, let go of any negative self-talk and start thinking positively about your performance for the next shot at hand.

3. Just Relax and Swing

According to a study conducted by Carnegie Faculty of Sport and Education, thinking while you swing your golf club can be detrimental to your competitive performance. The researchers also found that when the golf players they studied went on “hot streaks,” or played exceptionally well, they weren’t thinking about the mechanics of their swings (or really anything, for that matter) before hitting the ball. Maybe a simple thought of encouragement but stay away from overly technical applications.

Your thoughts on the golf course can substantially impact your performance. Fortunately, research reveals several mental tricks for keeping your thoughts in check and maintaining the right mindset so that you can become a better golfer. By learning these mental techniques, and practicing them just as much as you practice your swing on the Terravita golf course, you will likely improve your performance and reach your full potential.
 
Like all aspects of the game, the mental side needs to be prepared and practiced. It will take time for you to condition and train your mind the way you need. Remember, this game has many parts; physical, technical, and mental. Your best players and performers in all sports and skills practice all three parts to their success.

Have fun and enjoy the process!