Your greatest golf shots can lower your scores
Every golfer who has played the game has experienced that feeling of hitting that perfect golf shot.
That one shot with every club that stands out in your memory as if time stood still.
Your greatest golf shots are something that you'll never forget!
Remember when you hit that booming drive that reached a short four in one, or maybe you holed out from a green side bunker to win a match.
We all have days on the golf course when things aren’t going right and we are unable to get anything going.
Maybe your driver has gone cold or you just can’t sink a putt to save your life.
You make a few tweaks here and there but nothing seems to work. The round goes from bad to worse and you leave the golf course angry and frustrated.
The good news is there are many ways you can get yourself out of the rut and back on the path to playing well again.
It doesn’t involve making any swing changes or putting any extra effort into your game.
Use the power of your mind
The secret is to tap into your mind and relive those glory shots and get yourself in a positive state of mind.
Visualising these greatest golf shots offers tremendous benefits to your golf game.
1. Gets your mind into a happy place
When you relive these special moments in your golfing life your overall mood and well being increases.
A smile comes across your face like everything is okay and suddenly there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
2. Belief you can do it again
It makes sense that if you have achieved something before that you can do it again.
If you visualise how you hit a previous a great shot with a certain club you build great self-belief.
It’s almost impossible to talk yourself out of hitting another similar great shot with that same club.
In this post from the Psychology Today resilience coach Angie LeVan talks about the importance of visualisation.
During a study in Cleveland, 13.5% of the participants noted strength improvement in the gym without even lifting a finger.
Combining this technique with golf has a similar effect. This quote by the great Jack Nicklaus says it all “I never hit a shot, not even in practice, without having a very sharp in-focus picture of it in my head“.
3. Relaxed muscles produce a smoother golf swing
Once the visualisation process begins your muscles begin to relax. This is the ideal body feeling that produces the most effective golf swings.
Tense muscles cause more problems in the golf swing than anything else. This positive visualisation destroys tension in just seconds.
When all seems lost during your next round and your game is sliding out of control, give this a try.
Visualising your greatest golf shots can be the spark you need to get your game back on track.
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