The Armchair Golf Pro writes about PGA Tour events. Like you he is watching TV from his comfy armchair, enjoying the competition and drama, but also observing lessons that can be used to play better golf. Is Mickelson peaking at...
The Armchair Golf Pro writes about PGA Tour events. Like you he is watching TV from his comfy armchair, enjoying the competition and drama, but also observing lessons that can be used to play better golf. There were a number...
Quote of the day: “I always like to see a person stand up to a golf ball as though he were perfectly at home in its presence.” Bobby Jones Confidence (part 2) – Comfort’s Influence on Confidence In the last...
I certainly had that “edgy nervousness” standing on the tee for my first set. But as the announcer gave us the signal and I approached the ball I was thinking to myself “This is IT. This is the battle. And I LOVE it!”
As I write this a few hours before tee time I’m going through my strategy and visualizing my routine and my shots.
next week at the World Long Drive Championships I’ll be up against the best of the best, and I’ll have to be at my very best to prevail. I’ll take any edge I can get. And I’ll let you know how it goes.
To be mentally tough on the outside (performance) you need to be mentally tough on the inside. Every time I see that image of the lion I recall my peak performance experience.
Golf is a game of confidence. If confidence is so important then the more we know about confidence and the more confident we can be on the course the better we’ll play. My research shows that the three most important aspects of confidence are comfort, commitment, and concentration.
You know you are going to have bad holes and bad rounds. How you deal with them is your choice. You can choose to take something positive out of every experience and get better next time, or you can mope and cry. The important thing to remember is that the way you interpret things really is your choice.