Pressure in Golf

Why Some Golfers Expect to Play Poorly

Golf Confidence

Have Confidence in Your Strengths Have you played tournaments that you expected to play poorly? Maybe, statistically, you don’t play well on a particular course and you continue to expect the same result? Or you melted down in the same tournament the previous year and you fear the same will happen this year? Your level of play is shaped by … Golf Psychology Article>>

Hidden Expectations Golfers Harbor

Golf Pressure and Expectations

Shift Your Perspective to Reduce Expectations Would you describe golf as a stressful sport? Do you put excessive pressure on yourself during competitive rounds? One way of examining how much pressure you place on yourself is by examining your self-statements. When you say, “I have to win,” “I should shoot under 75,” “I must finish in the Top-10,” your expectations shift into high … Golf Psychology Article>>

When Golfers Are ‘Firing on All Cylinders’

Finishing the Round

Embrace the Challenges on the Course What is the difference between ‘smooth sailing’ and ‘firing on all cylinders’? Sometimes golfers use the terms ‘smooth sailing’ and ‘firing on all cylinders’ interchangeably, but there is a big difference. The ‘smooth sailing’ mindset means that conditions are near perfect on the golf course; no wind, low humidity, low to mid 80-degree temperature, … Golf Psychology Article>>

Pressure For Golfers: You Have to Embrace it

Golf Pressure

How to Turn Pressure Into a Positive The funny thing about pressure is that it can either help or hurt your play on the golf course. Most golfers have trouble believing that pressure can fuel performance and even fewer golfers buy into the fact that pressure is necessary to perform at your peak. Here are the reasons why pressure gets … Golf Psychology Article>>