Only the Best of the Best – Mental Game Golf Lesson

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! Golf is a very social game. We have our own language and our own way to dress and behave on the course. Every time I am on the course, it almost seems like I am suddenly in another small world. The best thing you can do to accelerate your learning exponentially is to connect with better players. Most people do not do this for several reasons. Maybe they are too proud. Golf is a competitive sport. Being competitive might be good. Letting your pride stand in your own way is [...]

2018-01-10T08:56:12+00:00 April 9th, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Mental Game|

Thinking of Sweetspots – Mental Game Golf Lesson

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! Every golfer knows the feeling that comes from a well struck ball, right on the sweet spot, right on target. Even if it was just by chance, it is a moment that motivates many people to work on their swing, because they know that they are able to perform those shots. So quite naturally this feeling is connected with positive emotions and success. A typical advice for the mental game is to think positively. I give this advice, too. You are hearing this so often because it works. Of course [...]

2018-01-10T08:56:12+00:00 April 4th, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Mental Game|

Eclectic – Great Golf Format to Check Your Capabilities

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! Many people tend to forget all their good shots once they experience a miss. When the ball goes splashing into the pond, suddenly the whole game tends to go with that ball right down the drain. I had that feeling often enough. But in reality one miss does not destroy your score. You are playing 18 holes for a reason, and good golf is about playable misses, after all. Take a look at tournament golf. A tournament was never won on the first day. And quite often the field [...]

2018-01-10T08:56:12+00:00 April 3rd, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Go Play, Mental Game|

Walk the Talk – Mental Game Golf Lesson

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! What goes through your mind when you are performing your golf shots? Most people I asked this question could not really remember or made something up that might not be necessarily true. The next time you are out try to focus on what is going through your mind while playing. This is difficult, because by actively trying to observe your own behaviour you are already influencing yourself. Just do the best you can do. For most people it is actually not just a single thought that is going through their mind, [...]

2018-01-10T08:56:13+00:00 March 27th, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Mental Game|

We Don‘t Need No Score! – Mental Game Golf Lesson

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! When was the last time you played a complete round of golf without counting your score? For some people the answer to this question is “Never”. Some people might even ask themselves what the sense of that would be. After all, golf is about making the lowest score possible on 18 holes, right? Well, yes and no. You might already guess where I am going with this. For many people their score even determines the fun they have on the course. And I am [...]

2018-01-10T08:56:13+00:00 March 26th, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Mental Game|

Step Into the Zone – Mental Game Golf Lesson

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! Some athletes talk about being in the zone when everything seems to be happening automatically. When every move they make is just right. For golf that mental state would be very hard to achieve, because a single round takes such a long time with long pauses in between shots. And most importantly, you are not reacting to the ball like in other sports. When someone throws a ball at you in baseball or basketball you can react to the specific situation. In golf the ball always just sits there. Some [...]

2018-01-10T08:56:13+00:00 March 21st, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Mental Game|

Pressure Cooker – Mental Game Golf Lesson

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! If you want to play in tournaments, there is one skill that you have to be really good at with your mental game. I think it is being able to focus your mind like a laser beam while cutting off all possible distractions. It is a good idea to work on this skill set deliberately. Can you remember the times when you miss-hit the ball because you let your mind go somewhere else? Usually it is a longer period of time. Because once you are putting your concentration [...]

2018-01-10T08:56:13+00:00 March 19th, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Mental Game|

How Serious are you About Golf? – Mental Game Golf Lesson

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! We live in a world that is ever moving faster. Most seldom we think we are keeping up. Most importantly we always think that we have to keep up. Is that true for your game of golf, too? Taking a sense of urgency into the game of golf can be one of the worst things you can do. You can improve quite fast, but not instantly from one day to another. Improving in golf is more like a marathon than a short sprint. In the end being impatient is [...]

2018-01-10T08:56:14+00:00 March 7th, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Mental Game|

Knowing the Rules of the Game – Mental Game Golf Lesson

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! It is astonishing how many golfers do not actually know the rules of the game. Of course you do not need any rules if you just want to whack the white rock around. But in the end the rules where made for the players and give you options, e.g. when your ball is in some trouble. Do you know the rules of golf? When was the last time you checked for any changes of the rules? A new revision is being written and administered roughly every four years by [...]

2018-01-10T08:56:14+00:00 March 5th, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Mental Game|

Learning to Lose – Mental Game Golf Lesson

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! Let‘s face it, golf is mostly a game about playable misses and you learn most from your mistakes. So if you want to learn fast, you have to make a lot of mistakes fast. That can make you feel like a loser. So did you ever think beforehand, how you want to deal with missed shots in important moments or what you actually want to do when you lose a tournament or do not play to your potential? I think there is little more frustrating things than underperforming and [...]

2018-01-10T08:56:14+00:00 February 28th, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Mental Game|
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