Be Confident when golfing
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Since: Dec 12
#1 Jan 3, 2013
Confidence is a term that comes up often when talking about golf performance.'It's all about confidence' and 'I just need to be confident' are some of the sentences heard. Confidence means different things to different people. This article is about helping you to grasp what confidence means for you. How do you experience it, and more importantly, what can you do to get it?
Quite often golfers will also admit that their golf is a real reflection of the way they run their lives at home and work. In other words they know that they could achieve even more in the personal and professional lives. Even very highly successful people in any endeavor believe that they have a lot more inside them. Do you think the best golfers believe they are maxed out? Not for a second!
Do you know why most people will not take on a challenge to improve with best golf clubs? Because they lack the confidence in themselves to succeed. The excuse of time is rarely valid because anyone with a strong enough desire to achieve a goal will find the time or make it, it is that simple. Time and talent excuses are born and used in order to justify a persons lack of commitment and unwillingness to try to achieve a goal.
Have a specific plan. If you need to work on your short game, take only those clubs you need to practice so you are not tempted to get the big dog out and beat the cover off the ball in a meaningless and destructive manner. And by the way, you should spend 80% of your time practicing the short game if you want to play your best on any given day.
What makes you feel un-confident? It's the fear of failure. The fear that the result of the shot with callaway diablo edge irons will be bad. Think about it this way. If you knew you could not fail and the result would be fine, wouldn't you swing with confidence, secure in the knowledge that the result would be good? Of course you would. So fear of failure in the future is what causes anxiety and a lack of confidence in the present.
If you can change your thinking about remembering the putts you have missed, you are in fact changing your own self-perception about your caliber as a putter. Remember, a great putter is not born, but is made - made through conscious effort to improve not only the techniques but also the self-image, and a positive self-perception immunizes you from doubts and fears about your techniques as a putter - doubts and fears are stumbling blocks in golfing success.
If you practice ball beating remember that you are not practicing golf the way you play it so when you get on the course you are going to have little or no calming effect resulting from effective practice with taylormade rbz. By playing one shot at a time in the practice environment, giving it your fully focused Pre-shot Routine every time, you will very quickly start feeling calmer on the golf course. This is because your system will start to associate the calmer, less pressurize situation in practice with what you are doing on the course. But if you don't practice as if you are on the course, don't expect to get very much from your hours and dollars spent.
Remember you mind is a powerful tool and with effective practice you will trigger it into doing some pretty amazing things for you which you may not even be aware of right now. Especially important if you want to stay in the present on every shot on the course, then you must use your mental game effectively during your practice sessions.
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