Mental Game

Going Mental: We Tried it: Pro Golf IQ

Going Mental: We Tried it: Pro Golf IQ

We’ve done many “we tried it” reviews in Inside Golf, but this product could very well be the most “overall game-changing” of them all. As a lifelong golf addict, I’ve taken hundreds of lessons by dozens of professionals, read thousands of instructional articles and watched countless videos and DVDs on swing mechanics and techniques. But […]

Too much analysis can create paralysis

Too much analysis can create paralysis

Over the past few months you would have read my articles covering the basic fundamentals of the game of golf.   One of the key components of a successful round is to know what to focus on during your golf shot.  Many of us tend to focus on too many components of the swing at any […]

The Ryder Cup and Ian Poulter, a lesson on life

The Ryder Cup and Ian Poulter, a lesson on life

I’ve met Ian Poulter, albeit briefly, as a result of being a member at Woburn in the UK, where he is the playing professional and ambassador. The aura of confidence and single-mindedness he displays means Ian might not appeal to everyone, but I like him. That opinion is shaped by my limited knowledge of his […]

The most common golf mental game mistakes

The most common golf mental game mistakes

There are many golfers who are unaware that their mental approach is blocking their true potential. All shots first begin in the mind after a player assesses a shot and decides what to focus on.  These thoughts determine how a player feels and how well they swing the club in reference to their ability. Your […]

What makes you satisfied with your golf?

What makes you satisfied with your golf?

Every week on television and when I play in local competitions I notice golfers of all different standards being a little confused about what it means to be satisfied with golf. Knowing when and where to be satisfied has a big impact on our game’s performance and at a social level makes a massive difference […]

The Confidence Cycle

The Confidence Cycle

What exactly is confidence? And why does it come and go seemingly for no apparent reason? Why is it that many golfers can hit the ball well or chip and putt well when they practise, but when they go out on the course it all falls apart and they don’t feel any confidence in their ability to play?

Create a philosophy to success

Create a philosophy to success

You’ve most likely fallen into the golf trap of complicating the game by having myriad thoughts enter your mind during a round of golf. This is one of the biggest mental game mistakes that golfers make. One of the best ways to combat this is to create your own ‘philosophy for success’.

Narrow your FOCUS for better tee shots

Narrow your FOCUS for better tee shots

We all know that putting is one of the most important aspects of golf. But an equally important aspect is what are you actually putting for? Are you normally putting for par or bogey? Or do you generally hit the greens in regulation and end up putting for birdie? This will generally depend on whether […]

The Switch to success

The Switch to success

A lot of players believe that switching your focus ON is the most important aspect to achieving a consistent high level of focus. This couldn’t be further from the truth. The switching OFF after each shot is the most important component to being able to store enough focus for the latter stages of a round so that you can eliminate those late round mistakes.

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