When I’m playing casual golf with amateurs I often hear negative thoughts and images going around in the group. Examples are, “There is water right on this hole so don’t hit it right” or negative self talk like, “That was such a bad swing”. Bad thoughts and images cause us to have self doubt which is what makes this bad. Performing better on the golf requires required self confidence and to have this, we must have positive self thoughts and images. Instead say things like, “The better miss on this hole is left, plus the left side gives a better approach to the green”, and “That wasn’t my best swing but I’m confident I can get the next one up and down for par”.
Remember – positive thoughts, positive, images and positive, self talk = better performance.