Golf Psychology: Three Must-Have Preshot Mental Strategies

Last updated on May 7th, 2021 | By: Thomas Spears


All the tips mentioned below could appear to be pretty simple but ask yourself….

Do you hire these easy mental strategies on the greens?

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As quoted by a great amateur golfer Bobby Jones – “Golf is played mainly on a five-and-a-half-inch course… the space between your ears.”

This is probably one of the most demanding sport, psychologically. In case things turn out to be sour on the course, then you have to handle on your own as this is an absolute individual pursuit. Nobody to help out on the fairways….

Do not get upset, but this is absolutely true – if you lose your self-belief and think negative, baseless thoughts are bound to dominate and then your scorecard is sure to read something such as a premium-rate phone no.


Do you know? These days almost all the top most golfers hire a sport psychologist for finding a perfect frame of mind prior to the game. The psychologists actually make you stay in that happy place for the time span of the golfer’s round.

As mere humans we all can’t afford the luxury of hiring a devoted golfing mind-doctor. We have some key psychological-pointers which will surely help a newbie stay mentally strong on the golf course.

The undermentioned strategies are pretty simple and obvious but do you employ them in your daily lives before and during a round.

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When the golfers step on the first tee, most of them are already halfway round. They also think if they could have started with 3 pars and later could manage a couple of bogeys on those tough holes round the turn. They may also think of picking one-up at the par-5 12th as the wind being behind of them.

You will not be in a position to focus on the immediate task if your mind goes ahead of you. You need to aim at the shot that’s right at that moment….what happened 30 minutes ago or is going to happen after 30 minutes is absolutely something which is not in your control.

The apt thing to do is concentrate on the next chip, putt, or shot and make the best of it.

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The major focus of yours should be on getting the ball to the hole from your position with the minimum shots. Do not overthink about the worst-cases that happen while you play, rather find an efficient way to improve all.

If you end up with a bad shot then take it as a new challenge rather than getting disheartened. Start from scratch rather than lying down in an awkward situation. Whatever the current situation is, you need to get down in the fewest shots as possible in comparison to the current situation.

Staying logical + rational is the key. In case your ball is in the bush then you can limit the damage by taking a penalty drop and going back to the point from where you can have a full-shot.

This is true that only a few shots won’t make you get the ball into the hole. If you hack it hopefully then big numbers are surely to rack up.

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>>>> Is Your Golf Mental Game Costing You Strokes? <<<<

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Poor shots are something on which most of the amateur golfers tend to dwell on. We all know that done cannot be undone and what is going to happen next is everything that matters.

The best way to use-up energy and forget the errors is absolutely simple – The 10-yard rule.

This psychological strategy is hired by Tiger Woods.

In case you have a bad shot then frustration could be the result and then you can vent it by reaching a point of 10 yards (from where you struck it.)

After the imaginary line is crossed then the previous shot should be totally forgotten and your focus should be on the next stroke.

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Grieving over your ill-fortune while on the greens where the ball does not seem to drop as desired into the hole….comes with a huge ‘No’. On the other hand you should focus on the positive side of things. If you have putted well and you pick a line and begin then you have not known the green in the proper way. You will probably get the line right the next time and the putt will drop.

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>>>> Is Your Golf Mental Game Costing You Strokes? <<<<

Find out in this special report by leading Golf Performance Coach, Karl Morris

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Being an amateur golfer can make you surrender on rounds too quickly. But always keep in mind that you have a handicap to help you and you can simply turn your game on the course by just one good swing.

‘No-return’ will be rarely posted by an amateur golfer who has the passion to get most out of his game and is keen to try till the last putt is dropped.

If you clear that there are no chances to beat the best score then changing your target is the wisest thing to do. This may be to beat your handicap. If the things tend to slide then you may be in a position to play your handicap and break 80 too. You could end-up playing your next shot in the best way you can.

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