Below are stories in the SendtoNews archives that indicate Golf as their primary category:
In every sport, the real game is mental as much as physical. This is especially true at the higher levels. In the beginning of learning a sport, you need to master the rules of the game and get your body to do the things it needs to do. Although it may seem that the early steps of learning to play a game are difficult, they are actually easier than the later steps when you must master complete control of your body and complete control of your mind.
When you are training to play sports at a higher level, your mind will constantly be telling you, â€œNo I canâ€™t do thatâ€. The challenge is to find a way for your mind and body to work together to let you win. You need to learn to eliminate the negativity your mind constantly wants to impose on you. That is why good coaching is so important. A good coach will work with your body and your mind.
You can improve your golf games by using some simple mental strategies. One way is to train your mind to focus only on the shots that were successful for you.
If you make a habit of dwelling on the shots that went wrong, these will imprint themselves on your mind and your body and you will actually be more likely to repeat the wrong moves in your golf games. However, if you replay in your mind the shots you made successfully, especially those that were very recent, your body and mind will be much more conditioned for success.