Playing with a cool head (part 2)

August 17, 2017

Lars Holden draws on his many years of experience to guide you to that perfect swing. 

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“Golf is a game that is played between your ears”. This well-spoken phrase relates to how the game is more about confidence and belief than talent or ability alone.

HOW SHOULD GOLFERS OVERCOME WATER OR BUNKER HAZARDS?

Let’s remember that golf is a game, it’s not life and death. If you are struggling with confidence and get nervous when playing certain shots, it is best to go back to basics. This can be achieved by having one key objective or swing thought when playing the shot. Don’t clog your mind with many distractions and ifs and buts, just slow down and keep the swing as simple as possible.

WHICH DIRECTION SHOULD A GOLFER TAKE IN LOOKING TO IMPROVE HIS/HER SWING?

The most common mistake made by amateur golfers is when they are trying to find the perfect swing. Testing different swing thoughts, ball positions, weight transfers, swing speeds, equipment or listening to multiple teachers can all play a part in a golfer losing their confidence and swing. I would advise all dedicated golfers who want to get better to stay on a straight direction in your development. Find a coach that you like and feel happy learning from and stick to the methods they are teaching. There is no quick fix in golf and confidence comes from practice, so work hard and keep your mind free of confusion as this will only lead to poor play and bad results.

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