Golf Strategy: Tips to Improve your Mental Game

Dan Gold
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If you’re not playing the best golf of your life at this point in your overall game, it’s time to start paying attention to your mental game and work on your mental strategies.

When it comes to playing better golf, you have to think your way into playing better golf. It’s that simple. If you are out here just winging it, hoping that your score will drop dramatically and you’ll become a champion golfer, then you are playing the wrong game.

People often play golf just for the sake of playing it, but if you are serious about becoming a better player and lowering your score, then you need to be serious about working your body and your brain. In this article, we are going to focus on the mental strategies that work.

Many golf players, especially amateurs, often believe that once they hit good ball, it must mean they are good players. Nothing could be further from the truth. It takes more than one good swing to bring your score down dramatically. There is a lot going on in your mind, your body is doing a lot too, and you are making a lot of decisions as you play. To hit good golf shots consistently, you need to learn how to control the outcome, and for this, you need to learn how to master the mental game.

How to Break 90 (Without changing your Swing)

There are times when a good player hits the ball real well and other times where they hit it poorly. I believe that because golf is mentally challenging, it becomes just as important to understand your mental game as it is your physical game.

And to be a great player you need to get some guidance from your head.

The intent of this post is not to indicate you need to change your swing. There are many things you can do to improve the quality of the shot even if your mechanics are not perfect. Sometimes you can take a less effective swing and still have a better result than a perfect swing.

Here is how I changed from a low to mid 90’s player to an upper 90’s player without changing my physical swing by understanding my mental game.