USA Women's Golf Team Handling Pressure Recently, the USA Women’s golf team defeated Europe to win the Solheim Cup. The win was a huge come back for the USA women, who struggled in the beginning two days. Several factors contributed to the comeback mindset that ultimately led the team to victory. Ability to Handle Pressure The game began with controversy on Sunday morning, when American … [Read more...] about Mental Game Lessons Learned From the USA Women’s Solheim Cup
Mental Game of Golf
Frustration In Golf Does the frustration from missing putts cause a spill over effect into other areas of your game? According to one reader, David, he thinks that, on his worst putting days, it leaks into the rest of his game. He went on to say there are three reasons for this: Missing short putts puts a premium on getting close. General frustration blurs a golfer’s focus. The … [Read more...] about How to Counter the Frustration of Missing Putts
Focusing Your Emotions On The Green Focusing is the most important and, often, most challenging mental skill to master in golf. Golf tournaments are filled with potential distractions, in particular negative thoughts and counter-productive emotions. Focusing on your emotions will, without a doubt, impede your golf game. The golfers that are the most successful are the ones who have the … [Read more...] about Lydia Ko: The Mindset of a Record-Breaking Champion
Golf Slumps Slumps are the enemy of all golfers... But what if I told you that slumps are inevitable, a natural and normal part of golf. Think of any athlete who has enjoyed a long successful career in their sport and you will find periods of time when he or she experienced performance droughts. It’s true... the very best of the best, Hall of Famers and record-setting athletes suffered through … [Read more...] about Break Slumps: How to Get Past a Performance Slump
What Happens When You Have The Yips? Dr. Patrick Cohn, golf psychology expert and author of the "Golfer's Mental Edge" CD program, teaches amateur to tour professional golfers how to improve their mental game of golf using golf psychology strategies developed over the last 20 years of his career. In this week's golf psychology session, mental game of golf expert and author of The Mental Game … [Read more...] about Are You Stuck In The Yips Cycle?
Where Does Pressure Come From? There is often more pressure on golfers when you have a higher rank. When you are on top, expectations are higher, everyone is watching you to see how you perform and every competitor is trying to be the one to beat you. Where does that pressure come from? Pressure comes from within you. Pressure comes from your interpretation and expectation for a … [Read more...] about How One Top Golfer Copes with Pressure
How Do The Best Golfers Get Ready For The Masters? The 2015 Masters starts this week. How do the best golfers in the world prepare for the biggest golf event of the year? How does Phil Mickelson prepare for Augusta? He's not only preparing his game for Augusta, but he's mentally ready. Just driving down Magnolia Lane changes his perspective on playing good golf.... “I think driving down … [Read more...] about Phil’s Mental Preparation for the Masters
Are You A Jittery Golfer? Preround jitters... Are they good or bad? Preround jitters can create a tremendous amount of worry for golfers even before they tee it up. For some jittery golfers, the feeling of nervousness builds until it seems impossible to focus on just golfing. The reality is that preround jitters are not a bad thing and, are not only normal, but necessary for optimal play … [Read more...] about How To Use Preround Jitters To Your Advantage
Your Mental Game in Golf Golf is a game of ups and downs, great shots and easy misses, high and low scores, playing with the lead and playing from behind. Playing a round from behind is one of the more challenging aspects in golf. It is a challenge every golfer will face at one time or another. But isn’t that why you chose to play the sport of golf?... For the excitement?... For the … [Read more...] about Tips For Focusing When Playing 2-3 Strokes Down
Tips For Overcoming The Yips This past week, at the Phoenix Open, Tiger Woods not only missed the cut, but he had the highest score of his professional career. He posted an 82. If you had told any golf pros or fans that Tiger Woods would be in such poor form 10 years ago, no one would believe you. What happened to one of America’s top golfers? Did he forget how to play golf? Is he affected … [Read more...] about Is Tiger Woods Suffering From The Yips?