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What to Do if You Forgot How to Play Golf

There is terrible affliction that robs the golfer of all knowledge of how to hit and the physical coordination to strike a golf ball purely.  It robs them of years of technique, practice, and most importantly confidence. There are no tells of its approach and the only sign of its infection is a confused look on the face or repeated staring at your club after each terrible shot.  It is the Voldemort of golf and we dare to speak its name….the y!ps.

Top 4 Golf Mind Games to Play Against Your Enemy

Today, I would like to dive into the dark side of golf.  Golf is a sport which means there is competition and sometimes money rides on that competition.  As we learn by paying attention to modern professional sports, every advantage should be used to win.  Sometimes, you don’t need a physical advantage but play a few golf mind games to get the best of your opponent.

It Was the Best of Golf Score, It Was the Worst….

Recently, I played at Heron Glen Golf Club with my dad.  It was the first round that we had played together this summer.  I enjoy playing with my dad now that I can hit consistently and don’t lose a dozen balls on the Front 9 or my temper on a regular basis.  This round was special to me for another reason, I played probably my best golf score despite imploding on the last 3 holes of the day.  And I didn’t lose my sh!t.

Scramble Golf is the Key to Lower Scores but it Ain’t Pretty

The key to moving from being a hacker to a golfer who can hold your own is the lot art of scramble golf.  Scrambling is part special swings that of almost trick shots and mental fortitude to play your game.  If your drives end under tree more often than in the short grass of the fairway, a good scramble golf game can keep your scores from entering triple digits.

My First Mental Scorecard

After reading Mastering Golf’s Mental Game, I was eager to try out the Mental Scorecard to see how consistently my mental game is during a round.  I usually debrief myself after a round by talking to myself in the car running through each hole.  I usually focus on the holes that ate my lunch and costed my penalty strokes.  Using Dr. Lardon’s process, I wanted to see where my mental game falls short of maintaining a constant mental approach the game.  It was a learning experience.

Mastering Golf’s Mental Game Makes You Think

The physical aspect of golf is relatively simple and takes 1.2 seconds.  The rest of the 4.5 hour round is waiting for your turn to swing.  During this time, each golfer must work to maintain their concentration and re-engage before stepping up to their next shot.  Dr. Michael Lardon wrote Mastering Golf’s Mental Game to help each of us build a stronger mental golf game.

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