Golf Psychology Coaching
Improving golf mental fitness and ‘competitive mental toughness’
“Winning . . . demands precise shot-placement
on every single hole of every single tournament . . . I feel that
hitting specific shots – playing the ball to a certain place
in a certain way - is 50 percent mental picture, 40 percent set-up,
and 10 percent swing.”
Golf my way
Jack Nicklaus. 1974.
David Norman is a successful golf psychologist, 'competitive mental
toughness' skills trainer and performance coach with a proven track
record coaching some of the world's top PGA tour professional golfers.
A regular writer and panelist for Golf Monthly, has appeared on
Sky TV Golf Extra, and runs popular 'mental keys to success in
golf' open, club & corporate (& unique business/golf) talks
and seminars for amateur players.
Competitive Mental Toughness - Improving golf mental fitness
is a powerful metaphor for business performance improvement
- Experts agree that golf is anything between 40% & 95%
Diminishing returns from swing mechanics and club technology
advances means the potential for developing your mind game (you
only use 0.1% of your brain) is virtually unlimited! I will show you
how to harness the power of your mind to lower your scores & handicap, & play
more consistently, confidently & enjoyably.
- Get rid of mental & emotional blocks
Banish anger, fear, doubt & frustration.
Learn exciting new ideas and skills based on the mental mastery secrets
of golf's greatest hero's. Practice mind game techniques drawn from positive
thinking, visualisation, inner-game, muscle memory & the new
mind technique of NLP (neuro-linguistic programming).
- Rehearsing 'excellence' fundamentals
learning to trust your
swing and forget mechanics, visualise shots correctly, importance
short game, rely on feel of the greens, accept results of any
shot and let
go of anger and frustration, stay in the present and not
worry about the outcomes.
Why improving the mental side will help your game
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- The mental game paradox - Beyond sound fundamentals, success in golf
is mental. Mostly players know about swing mechanics and technical
aspects. Yet generally know very little about how to harness their
mind, pictures, self-talk, feelings and emotions to play better golf.
- What is mental (good, bad and want to change)? Confidence,
negative self-talk, fear, doubt, anxiety, determination, patience,
failure, blame, concentration, nerves, aggression, yips, bad habits,
swing-thoughts, calmness, temper, optimism, choking, self-esteem,
persistence, anger, desire, temperament, discipline, worry, uptight,
too hard, attitude, pressure, fatigue, being at ease, etc, etc.
- Evolution of the mental game - positive thinking,
visualisation, inner-game, hypnosis, flow, muscle memory, 'in-the-zone'
sports psychology and NLP.
- Learn some of the mental mastery 'secrets' from golf's greatest
legend's - Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson, Hale
Irwin, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, Seve Ballesteros,
Nicky Price, Tiger Woods,
David Duval, and others.
Going for your golfing goals - positive and sharp
- How to turn negative self-talk (inner-thoughts, internal dialogue)
- of 'what you are trying to avoid' into positive 'what you actually
want' language, vocabulary, voices and inner-pictures to ensure success.
- Developing a hierarchy - of goals, alignment and
- WIN goals - Want, Imagination and Need.
Removing the bunkers in your mind
- negative self-beliefs
- How to turn negative beliefs - into positive performance.
- Examples; "I can't . .", "I am hopeless at . .",
I feel . .", " I'm no good at . .", "I am terrified
by . .", "I dread . .", " I never . .".
Developing empowering feelings
- a playing state of mind
- Confidence - to trust your swing on every shot.
- Concentration - to control emotions under pressure
or during competition.
- Consistency - to make those high stakes putts and
other shots with ease.
Mental practice routines
- creating the perfect round
- How to build a robust memory bank - that eliminates bad shots and remembers
good one's, and much else.
For more details and information about improving your mental game to
play better golf, go to our specialist website www.MIND4Golf.com
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