Many of the amateur clients I work with believe they dont have the time nor may not want to do too much preparation for a round of golf; they just want to play.
Most golfers want to play their best and reach their potential whether an amateur or a professional. In order to do this, I believe its important to realize that preparation can include:
Here is where many golfers become stuck. Most clients readily agree they have a Performance Game Plan. This plan includes:
Most golfers have some kind of Performance Game Plan whether it is done prior to the round or during the round. However, many report they do NOT have a Mental Game Plan. As a result they are left to deal with things as they come up. Unfortunately, this is too late. A Mental Game Plan can include the skills to:
While 95% report the mental game is important; less than 12% actually develop it. If youve read any of my previous articles you will see I believe the mental game influences you and your performance 100% of the time; not 20, 50, 75 or 90 but 100%. This is because I believe the mental game consists of 4 key components; the mind, body, emotion and spirit of a golfer. These are undeniably connected and you cannot separate them and every time you put your hands on the golf club; they are in play. The proof of this influence is already in your experience.
Are you prepared to play your best golf? Having a Performance Game Plan is one thing and having a Mental Game Plan can help you reach your potential.
To Your Best!