Golf is a great game and should always be fun
We are so lucky to play with friends in the sun
Relax and Enjoy!
Golf is a game of opposites in many more ways than one might think. You hit down on the ball for it to go up. You aim out to the right when you want the ball to draw in to the left. You try to hit the ball harder and find you lose rhythm and it goes shorter. You try to not go in the trees and the ball sails right in there!
And when you start to think about the score you lose focus upon the real task in hand and your scorecard reflects it.
Every golfer needs, from time to time, a reminder that golf is simply a game and it is meant to be fun. Instead of getting frustrated at the slow or fast greens, or the pace of play, or whatever it is that has gotten you attention…STOP! And allow yourself to feel a little gratitude for the fact you are able to be outside on a beautiful golf course with your friends, playing a great game. If you cannot feel this gratitude and joy, then remember you can always go back to the office.
Whenever I step foot on the golf course, I am very happy to say that I always feel happy to be there, irrespective of my level of play that pops out during the day. I am really, really lucky to be able to play this great game. I am equally lucky to have such great friends to play golf with and have so much fun with. I am so very lucky that we have each other to encourage and learn with.
To put it in a nutshell, I’m a happy bunny! So I’m not going to allow my mind to take a negative twist and turn the game I love into an obstacle or an ugly monster.
This game poses many challenges and just begs for you to rise to them. One of those challenges is when you reach a point where you can slip into a mode of focusing too much upon the score to enjoy what you are doing. Golf requires a really high degree of focus. If you do not focus narrowly upon each shot and sending the ball where you want it to go, then those balls will find their way all over the place. It makes sense that if your mind is all over the place your golf ball will follow!
Bob Rotella says that if you focus upon the process the score will look after itself. This “process” not only refers to the particular shot in hand, I truly believe it also relates to your attitude to the overall game of golf. If you focus upon having fun, you will have fun and you will play better golf and your score will reflect this…and your handicap will go down.
What do you think?
Roseanna Leaton, golf addict and specialist in golf hypnosis mp3s and author of the GolferWithin golf mind training system.
P.S. Discover how to focus your golf mind and play winning golf through mental golf training. Check out my website now.