It’s January and it’s been cold of late and we finally got some real snow last night!
I mean real snow, as in more than a dusting, which means, no golf for the weekend as they’ve forecast more is on the way.
Now is a great time, to improve your golf even if the course is covered in snow.
Instead of nipping out to the golf stores to spend more money on shiny new objects that have just been released after the PGA show in Orlando, why not spend some valuable time assessing your mental game and how you can improve improve your golf?.
Instead of wishing and hoping things are ‘going’ to get better, answer these questions to gain some clarity on your game.
1. Where are you in your golf right now?
Be specific and not merely, ‘Shooting somewhere in the 80’s”
2. Where do you want to be this year? If you’re shooting on average 80 or 82, or you’re a 14 handicap
where do you want to be by the end of the year?
3. What challenges or obstacles do you foresee preventing that from happening?
Once you’ve clarified any challenges, then you can decide it’s a mental or physical problem.
For example, if you keep having that one ‘bad’ hole just when things were going great and then it all ends up going to pot. It's a mental challenge.
Or you’re on the 11th and you’ve got a great score going. Suddenly you get the “if’s?”.
You know, “What if I bogey the next few holes”, “If only I can par the next 6 holes”.
This again is a mental problem, focusing on the future rather than what you’re doing at the time.
Spend some time going through and analysing your game, to help understand what may be holding you back and from there, what you can do to work on it before the season starts.
It may just change your whole season.
If you want some help with some more mental strategies, get a copy of my 7 Keys to Improve Your Mental Golf Game by clicking this link Improve My Mental Game
Performance Coach & Trainer at Golfing minds