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The Best way to Warm up your mind to Play Golf

Published:03 Mar, 2017     By: Tanisha Shah     2 min read

Professional golfers follow a specific system for practice and mental approach which helps them play well every day. Greater mental and physical consistency is the key to play your best. Here are some mental exercises to continually help you improve your game.


golf is as much mental as it is physical

The game of golf is as much mental as it is physical. This means your mental warm up is as essential as your physical warm up. An ill prepared mind can quickly undermine an in-tune wing. It doesn't really matter whether you are trying to shoot 59 to break 80 for the first time. The goal remains the same � to play the best golf that day.

Professional golfers follow a specific system for practice and mental approach which helps them play well every day. Greater mental and physical consistency is the key to play your best. Here are some mental exercises to continually help you improve your game.

Pre-shot routine help concentrate and relax

Pre-shot routine

Routines are helpful in breaking the chain of anxiety or to eradicate negative thoughts that nag before a shot. Pre-shot routine will help you keep your mind and body concentrated and relaxed. Developing a pre-shot routine will help you to stick to your routine and escape any fear or worries.

Spend a little time to work out a pre-round strategy

Golf is not a reactionary game, which means you don't react to an event such as dodging a flying ball or clubs while at the same time trying to get your ball into the cup. Unless you step in and swing, that ball remains in its place and wait for your next move. Then why not take time to look at each hole and round and study the best possible way.

Distracting yourself from anticipating thoughts

Distract yourself between holes

Have you ever experienced a situation whereby you had sudden flash of inspiration about solving a problem when you have distanced yourself from the problem? Distracting yourself from anticipating thoughts about your next move will help your mind relax. This will help you improve your mental focus.

    Practicing putting helps your mind

    Practice some putting before playing

    Practicing putting helps your mind to slowly get into the game and alert your body that you are now playing golf and you should be focusing on the ball. Spend at least 20 to 30 minutes of your time putting to the fringe from varying distances and then to the tee.

    Let go of expectation

    When even the experts don't perform perfectly every time, why should you nag yourself to perform better and better? When you put yourself under pressure to perform perfectly, you inadvertently get yourself into the vicious cycle of disappointment and anxiety. This will only lead to tense muscle and awkward form. A relaxed and grateful outlook will help you improve your game.



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