Mind Power: The Golf Mental Game

Five Cs To Turn Pressure Into A Positive
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If you don’t think professional golfers play under considerable pressure, then you may not have seen this year’s major championships.

Silence The Golf ‘Chimp’ By Taking His Time

The golf mental game is a different animal, even for elite athletes. It often perplexes baseball players that they can hit an eye-wateringly fast-moving ball with such accuracy and yet they perpetually struggle to make contact with a stationary golf ball. There are a number of possible explanations for this, some scientific, some common sense Read more…

Find Your Pre-Shot Routine

It’s More Important Than Many Golfers Think

    So it’s the beginning of the golf season — or will be soon — and you have done your due diligence in preparing to play your best. You have hit the range, maybe taken a lesson or two to work out some kinks in your swing, worked on your putting stroke and short game. But Read more…

Silence the ‘Chimp’ By Distracting Him

  Editor’s Note: This is the third installment of Iain Highfield’s unique series on his OSVEA system (Options, Selection, Visualization, Execution and Acceptance), which includes taming what he calls  “The Chimp,” that ancient part of the brain that instills fear and tension in human beings, including golfers. This task can be as easy as 1,2,3. Read more…

Silence The ‘Chimp’ With Tension Awareness

Editor’s Note: This is the second installment of Iain Highfield’s unique series on his OSVEA system (Options, Selection, Visualization, Execution and Acceptance), which includes taming what he calls “The Chimp,” that ancient part of the brain that instills fear and tension in human beings, including golfers. You can get caught up with the series at Read more…

The Six-Spoke System Spoke 2: The Golf Mind

Yes, Your Best Game IS All In Your Head

  Editor’s Note: Following is the second of six in-depth instruction pieces in digest form from Top 30 instructor Tom Patri’s 2005 book, “The Six-Spoke Approach to Golf.” Tom is one of the most respected teachers and coaches in the game, and we’re honored to add his deep passion and knowledge to the pages of Read more…

A Caveman, A Chimp And A Golfer

Here’s How to Silence the Ancient Fears That Hold Us Back, Part 1

Editor’s Note: The following column starts a multi-part series on the mental game and techniques to tame what Bishop’s Gate Junior Golf Academy Director of Mental Training Iain Highfield calls “The Chimp.” Enjoy. Once upon a (long, long) time ago there were two cavemen. Let’s call them Tiger and Phil. One day, these two Neolithic rascals Read more…

Golf Doubt And How To Beat It

Here’s How to Champion Your Inner Game

  You’re standing on the tee of your nemesis hole. You’ve played perfect golf up until this point. All of a sudden the voice in your head sounds like Johnny Miller: “It would ruin this perfect round, Rosie, if he chunks this one in the water.” Up until now most likely you have let this Read more…