The Secret To A Great Golf Short Game

Every golfer knows that the part of the game that impacts most upon the final score is not the drive. The short game is where you can really save shots and finish with a low score.

Every golfer has days where one part of his or her game is off and another is on. If you keep a mental note of it, you will no doubt be aware that the impact upon your score is far greater when the short game is off than when the driver is off. And yet it always seems to be driver distance that golfers want to work upon.

Golfers seem to feel that the driver is the club that gets them into the most trouble. Yet, usually, so long as you have had reasonable practice at rescue shots, you can overcome the issues caused by an errant drive so long as your short game is up to scratch. You get the ball back out into the fairway and onto the green and try your best to get the ball up and down to save your par or bogie.

If your short game is off there is no other part of the game that can rescue you. Your short game HAS to be sharp. If you chip or pitch badly or miss a putt a long drive has no way of assisting your score. And so the key is unlocking the secret to a reliable and consistent short game.

Every shot in golf requires solid contact. For this you need confidence. If you do not commit to the shot in hand then you will not strike the ball with authority. You notice the impact of a lack of confidence and commitment in long shots as well as short.

But you notice it in double quantity around the greens. We have all experienced the impact of decelerating the wedge through impact and seeing the ball move but a few inches instead of the few feet or yards that was required. The ball has to be struck with confidence no matter what shot you have selected.

Making the best shot selection is also a vital part of a good short game. This requires both technical ability and, more importantly, a good imagination. If you cannot visualize the shot that is required then it is difficult, if not impossible, to perform the swing or stroke that will create that ball flight. You have to be able to see the arc of the ball through the air before it hits the ground, the point where it will land upon the green, the way it will roll towards the cup.

Thus correct focus is a prerequisite of a great short game. This focus, imagination and confidence all combine to give you the feel that every golfer searches for around the greens. You cannot have feel without these ingredients being present. It would be like trying to propel a sailing boat forwards on a calm and wind-free day.

Some golfers think that they have an inability to visualize. Some golfers are easily distracted and lose focus. But these are all aspects of the golf game that are easily and quickly fixed.

Golf hypnosis is the perfect vehicle to supply that fix. Hypnosis is a natural state of relaxation. With hypnosis you access your subconscious mind and you engage your imagination in a clear and detailed way. Thus you can use golf hypnosis engage your imagination and trigger your ability to visualize great shots around the greens.

Hypnosis can also be used to improve your focus and block out distractions. It really is a very quick and easy fix. Golf hypnosis could just be the secret to unlocking your best game around the greens.

Roseanna Leaton, golf addict and specialist in golf hypnosis mp3s and author of the GolferWithin golf mind training system.

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