How to Handle The Pressure of Replacing a Star Teammate Many athletes rely on the top player or athlete on their squad. You may view this ONE athlete as crucial to the success of the team. This star athlete may be the glue the holds the team together and leads in most of the team’s production. This player may seem irreplaceable, but what if … [Read more...] about When You Lose a Star on Your Team, Can You Step In?
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Going Low After a Low Round Winning a golf tournament or shooting your lowest score is a great accomplishment... Following that up with a strong performance in the next tournament can be extremely challenging. You might think: "How could that be? If I won a tournament, I would be on a roll and my confidence would be high. Why would it be hard … [Read more...] about How to Play Well After a Successful Golf Tournament
Staying Motivated to Improve Athletic Success You have probably been told by your coaches or parents that hard work is the key to success. You have seen professional athletes credit their success to hard work. And you have probably read countless motivational sayings espousing the virtues of hard work. If hard work is the key to athletic … [Read more...] about How to Stay Committed When Results Are Sub Par
Why Focusing on Mistakes Keeps You Stuck Mistakes can haunt athletes and turn into more mistakes. But it’s not the mistake that hurts performances--it's your memory or dwelling on a mistake that hurts your performance. Once the mistake is done, it should be done, but hard to do for many perfectionist athletes. Unfortunately, the past is no … [Read more...] about How to Let Go of Mistakes and End Dwelling
Golfers Who Choke Because of Fear How many times has fear ruined a round of golf for you? Have you ever been overwhelmed by thoughts such as: "I’m afraid of missing this putt." "I’m afraid of shooting bad round." "I’m afraid of losing the lead." "I’m afraid my short game will be horrible just as it has been in practice." "I’m … [Read more...] about How Fear Paralyzes Golfers