Category: Mental Game

Mental skills for junior golfers (and their parents)

Mental skills for junior golfers (and their parents)

Even though this article is designed to help the needs of junior golfers I am fully aware that most of the readers will be the parents! Over the last thirteen years I have worked with juniors and their parents one on one to help them learn mental skills for golf in a fun structured way. [...]

July 2, 2014 More
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 [...]

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Practising and testing your skills will help ingrain the confidence into your mind.

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?

August 25, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Before every shot, you need to mentally prepare for the shot, and stick to a pre-determined game plan

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’.

August 21, 2011 | 1 Comment More
Australia's No 1-ranked female poker player, Jackie Glazier

The ‘Poker Face’ mentality for golf

Over the past 10 years, I have had the privilege of being a mental game coach to some of the best up-and-coming golfers in Australia. Over the past 4 years, I have also been heavily involved the game of Poker, as I not only coach a large number of poker players, but I also happen [...]

July 27, 2011 | 1 Comment More
Focus on where you WANT the ball to land.

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 [...]

March 28, 2011 | 1 Comment More
Good shot or bad? Great players like Ernie Els stay in control of their emotions throughout the round, and don't dwell on the negatives

Controlling your emotions on the golf course

In just about every round of golf you play, you will at one time or another react to the result of one of your shots. A high percentage of times when you experience these reactions, it will be in a negative form after an unsatisfactory shot. These reactions can be on a variety of emotional [...]

February 22, 2011 | 0 Comments More
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.

January 25, 2011 | 0 Comments More
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