One Reason Golfers Avoid Mental Training

Why Golfers Need Make Time For Mental Training

“I have no time for mental training!” This is the number one reason golfers state for not engaging in mental skills training.

Does this sound familiar to you… “My days are busy and chaotic. After a round of golf, I have a lot of other obligations. I know I need to improve my mental game. I know a stronger mental game would help me shoot lower scores. I just don’t have enough time. Maybe when my schedule lightens up in the summer, I will look into mental skills training.”

The “if I only had the time” excuse is not valid today for the many golfers searching for ways to occupy their time during the current coronavirus pandemic.

For sure, there are some golfers who are essential workers or caregivers and truly do not have the time. For those who do have the time, the coronavirus disruption provides an opportunity to develop a sound, effective and strong mental game by implementing a mental skills training program.

Benefits of Mental Skills Training

1. Mental Skills Training makes productive use of your time. During the time when the coronavirus has pushed golfers indoors and given you more down time, you have an opportunity to explore mental skills training.

All golf skills, mental and physical, require time and effort to be able to put those skills to practice when playing competitive golf. Now is a perfect time to productively develop valuable skills that will help you improve your performance.

2. Mental Skills Training provides you a sense of accomplishment. Every time you take a step forward and improve confidence or composure, you gain a sense of accomplishment.

Accomplishing little goals such as, improving your focus, managing emotions, staying poised under pressure, improving consistency, rebounding from mistakes, overcoming adversity and developing more effective practice habits build golf confidence.

3. Mental Skills Training improves your golf game. No one disagrees how mental factors contribute to performance. Therefore, improved skills equals improved scores.

Imagine how well you would play with greater confidence or a better preshot routine…

Or if you could rebound after a bad shot by keeping your emotions in check and not turning mistakes into bogies.

Taking the time to commit to mental skill development will improve your game noticeably.

4. Mental Skills Training provides transferable skills that can be applied to other areas of life. You can use mental skills in all situations.

Learning how to manage expectations can help you manage your nerves
prior to a test or job interview. Understanding how to set small goals and creating goal plans will help with school, business, and personal growth.

In the times when the coronavirus is dominating the headlines, take the time to set yourself for success by working your mental game.

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