How to stay focused in golf
Tip #48 from my book, “Break 80! 52 Ways To Lower Your Golf Score Without Practice” is about being EFFICIENT at using your Focusing abilities. We all know that it’s so easy to let your mind get the best of you and it often does that by going “negative”and bringing up negative thoughts. That leads to tension which wrecks your swing and putting stroke. Instead, take charge of your thoughts and practice how you will think BEFORE you ever get to the course. That’s effective mental practice if negativity and lack of focus are your problem. Read more below.
Greens and Fairways,
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48. Build FOCUS to use at crunch time
This is actually a very important strategy on how to have more INTENTION and FOCUS at the exact moments when you need it out there on the course in order to implement what you have learned here.
I want you to have MORE FUN out there on the course in between shots. I know I am fulfilling my mission on this planet when I get testimonials telling me: “I am enjoying the game much more.”
You are not Ben Hogan…he was a golf freak of nature for his ability to FOCUS for an entire round.
If you attempt to do this, you will either get a headache or start to dislike the game. All you really need is an intense focus for about 18 minutes out of the whole round.
Here are some things that you can do to keep your attitude up, crowd out negative thoughts, and enjoy the reasons for why you play the game in the first place.
Get creative and find ways to put more FUN and less seriousness in between shots to build FOCUS:
- Juggle the ball with an iron. You know, bounce it up and down off the face and see how many you can do. This looks so cool when you get good at it.
- Come prepared to the course with a bunch of golf jokes to tell your friends.
- Play side games like Bingo, Bango, Bongo or Wolf. Did you know that the USGA has approved of informal betting in the rules?
- Make it a point to ask your playing partners about their personal lives. People love this and your interest in them will reflect back to you in positive energy for your next shot.
Feeling good leads to playing good.