How to Overcome First Tee Jitters

Address the Underlying Reason of Your Fear

Do you struggle with your composure on the golf course because you’re nervous before the round?

In this week’s golf psychology session, mental game of golf expert and author of The Mental Game of Golf, Dr. Cohn talks about how to handle first tee jitters. Dr. Cohn, responds to a question from Dan who had this to say about his game:

Dan: “I feel nervous before the round and on the first 3 holes because I want to play well. But then I start overthinking… When I start out nervous, it’s hard to get my composure back during the round. How do I start the round with a calm mindset?”

Performance anxiety is another mental game challenge most golfers face during their game. Dr. Cohn explains how to overcome this feeling of being nervous and jumping to a conclusion, ending up losing focus on the golf round.

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know you are frustrated with your putting, chipping, or pitching and have considered giving up the game you once loved to play. But before you make that decision, read what I have to say about how I help golfers overcome the yips….

The first place to begin to break the Yips Cycle is to admit that the yips are a mental issue. Stabbing or flinching at impact are symptoms of bigger issues: fear and over control. Changing your grip, putter, swing, club, or routine are only temporary Band-Aids to a mental game issue.

Breaking The Yips Cycle” is a complete brain dump of the TOP NINE mental training sessions I do with my personal coaching students to help them overcome the yips and play with freedom again!

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