Tom’s Featured Tip: Mental Game – Get Better Before You Swing A Club
For simplicity, all advice on actual swings or drills is provided from a right handed perspective.
Here’s a mental game tip about how to get better before you even swing your club during your pre-shot thought process.
Add “stating positive intentions” to your normal pre-shot routine and you will become totally committed to a positive result:
- From behind the ball glancing at your target, start by stating positively to yourself “hit the ball to the middle (right, left side) of the fairway, or other target.”
- Do not think or state to yourself anything negative such as: “don’t hit it in the bunker, OB, the water, etc.” Think only positive thoughts directly related to your target or goal for the shot.
- Still behind the ball, calculate the raw distance to your target, then factor in wind and any temperature extremes to determine the exact distance the ball needs to carry.
- Next, think about the shot shape and trajectory you want to produce, and execute a couple of rehearsal movements to prepare your brain for how you want to make the swing.
- Move to your position next to your ball for your swing, step in and hit your shot.
Work this process into your pre-shot routine and you’ll love the results.
Love your practice, own your swing, own your health,
Tom Tucker’s Bio
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