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West Palm Beach Golfers: Read This! Shave Points off Your Golf Scorecard in 4 Easy Steps

Golf is a game that is played on a five-inch course – the distance between your ears. -Bobby Jones

Calling all West Palm Beach area golfers who want to shave points off your scorecard! How much money have you spent on golf equipment, golf lessons, golf clinics, and gadgets just trying to reach a respectable handicap? Even with all of the countless innovations, what is surprising is that the average score among golfers in the U.S. has remained about the same for the last 20 years!

How could that be?

The “Golden Bear” himself, Jack Nicklaus, once said “90 percent of golf is mental” and that is the one thing that has not changed – the way we think. So how can you tame your mind so you can play better golf?

Here are 4 Easy Tips to Help West Palm Beach Golfers Shave Points off Your Scorecard.

 Tip #1 Remember why you play golf.
With all of the focus on training and practicing or the latest driver or putter, it is easy to forget why you chose to take up golf in the first place. Unlike any other sport, the game of golf is a metaphor for life – it is about the journey. When you get too caught up in technique, equipment or what other golfers on the course are doing, you lose your original intent for playing.
Tip #2 Practice “staying in the moment.”
How many shots have you blown thinking about the 4-putt or 5-putt on the last green? Thinking of past mistakes or worrying about landing in the bunker can ruin your current shot.
Tip #3 Feel and “know” what you want when you step up to the tee.
Instead of analyzing or dissecting the “faults” in your swing, stop for a moment to remember the feel of your best swing and visualize where the ball is going. Just a second or two of connecting with that feeling is worth more than ten minutes of rote memory, or thinking things through like they “should be.”
Tip #4 Release anger and frustration when you make mistakes.
Let go of judgements or expectations of the results, and take a moment to breathe deeply to calm yourself. This will help you return to your center, your heart, and your love for the game of golf.

 

Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening – and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented.” – Arnold Palmer

Most PGA Pros and even golf schools employ a mental coach. Call 561.841.7603 today for more information on how you can have your own golf mental coach, and improve your golf game over night!

For all of you West Palm Beach Golfers who want to learn to shave points off your score cards on your own, my book, Awesome Golf Now!, will teach you the techniques a good mental coach uses. Paired with my Complete Awesome Golf Hypnosis Series, you are sure to shave points off your scorecard whenever you play golf in West Palm Beach!

-Laura King, Certified Sports Hypnotist and Golf Mental Coach

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