Improving your Mental Game Focus

Updated: April 3, 2013

Improving Mental Focus for Golf is one aspect that very few amateur golfers consider.  Yet, when you consider that 80% of your performance on the golf course is mental, it will make you wonder why.

Have you ever wondered why professional golfers like Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and others can play “lights out” one week and then, in the very next tournament they are in they play average.  That is, average for a professional golfer.

Professional golfers will practice for hours and hours everyday preparing for a tournament.  They will spend thousands of dollars working with the best professional instructors in the business to hone every shot they need on the golf course.  With all that repetition you would think that every shot should be near perfect.

We all know that this is not the case.  So, with all the time that professional golfers spend practicing, what would cause them to hit errant golf shots, miss putts and otherwise look pedestrian during a round of golf?

The answer is “mental clarity”.  A golf swing is no more than a split second from start to finish, but if your mind is not clear on what you want to accomplish with that swing anything can happen.

Believe it or not, professional golfers take golf psychology seriously. They spend time and money working with sports psychologists to improve their mental toughness.

If the top pros on tour take golf psychology to heart and work on improving mental focus for golf, wouldn’t it make sense for amateurs to spend some time doing the same thing?

The best part of improving mental focus for your golf game is that you can do it anywhere.  Golf psychology has been around for a long time, but most amateur golfers never give it much thought.

I know that when I am struggling with my golf game it is in my head and not in my swing.  Take time to work on your mental game and watch your game improve overnight.


Golf Psychology will go a long way in improving your golf game.

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One Comment

  1. Tom

    July 5, 2010 at 10:48

    I have struggled with keeping my mind from wondering. I think it time to start working on my gof mind. Thanks for the insight.

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