Mental Toughness in Golf

Managing Anxiety for Winning Golf

Managing Anxiety for Winning Golf

What Happens To You When You Become Anxious? Anxiety affects golfers on three levels: physiologically, mentally, and emotionally. If left unchecked, the cumulative impact of these three elements can cause your performance to fall off the cliff. Anxious golfers report several symptoms, such as pounding heart, tight muscles, inability to concentrate, racing thoughts, and intense emotions. Overall, anxious golfers have … Golf Psychology Article>>

Take Control of Your Golf Confidence

Take Control of Your Golf Confidence

What gives you the most amount of confidence as a golfer? Self-confidence is the most critical mental skill for any athlete. However, many golfers believe confidence is something either you have, or you don’t. They watch elite golfers play “lights out” and assume these golfers are just naturally confident. When you see confidence as a personality trait or in-born characteristic … Golf Psychology Article>>

How to Dedicate Yourself to the Game of Golf 

How to Dedicate Yourself to the Game of Golf 

What does it take to improve your golf game continually? DEDICATION! You have probably heard golfers talk about the value of hard work and dedication. What does it mean to be dedicated? Dedication is a driving force that empowers golfers to persist when faced with adversity, challenge themselves daily, work towards their goals, and continually strive for excellence. When you … Golf Psychology Article>>

How to Manage Pressure in Your Golf Game 

Golf Mental Toughness

What is Competitive Pressure in Golf? The term ‘pressure‘ has been defined as “any factor or combination of factors that increases the importance of performing well on a particular occasion” (Baumeister 1984). The concept of pressure is complex. Athletes recognize when they “feel” pressure because their heart is pounding, they are breathing faster, their stomach is upset, and their muscles … Golf Psychology Article>>

How to Manage Fear on the Golf Course

How to Manage Fear on the Golf Course

What Are Your Fears When Golfing? Do you fear that you will: Have you been able to deal with those fears and perform at a high level, or have those fears dictated your level of play? Performance fears create anxiety. When those fears are not adequately managed, doubt and distraction arise. Think of a time when your anxiety was high. … Golf Psychology Article>>

How to Play with Pressure in Golf 

How to Play with Pressure in Golf

What is Competitive Pressure? Competitive pressure refers to the level of stress an athlete experiences before or during a competition. In golf, players with difficulty managing pressure tend to choke in stressful conditions. In contrast, golfers who can master pressure are more consistent and shoot lower scores during competitive rounds. What is the primary source of pressure? You might be … Golf Psychology Article>>