Mental aspects of the game of golf

Two 5s to finish and you've broken 90 for the first time; many will have been in this or a similar situation only to find that such a seemingly straightforward task can become impossible. How can this be explained? Perhaps the reasons are similar to those that explain why, to paraphrase the well-respected Dr. Bob Rotella, walking along a 4" plank when it is raised 1 foot of the ground is so much easier than when it is raised 10 feet in the air. The guidance and instruction in this section of the site will provide some answers to such dilemmas as well as provide you with the strategies and technique to overcome the challenges when the "brain gets in the way."

Screenshot from lesson titled - Swing Thoughts - by Dr. Karl Morris
Screenshot from lesson titled - Swing Thoughts - by Dr. Karl Morris

Swing Thoughts

How to focus on just one thing when swinging the golf club

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Screenshot from lesson titled - Stop Playing the Score Game - by Dr. Karl Morris
Screenshot from lesson titled - Stop Playing the Score Game - by Dr. Karl Morris

Stop Playing the Score Game

Thoughts on how to reduce nerves and anxiety by not focusing on the score

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Screenshot from lesson titled - Golf is Not Mental - by Dr. Karl Morris
Screenshot from lesson titled - Golf is Not Mental - by Dr. Karl Morris

Golf is Not Mental

Encouragement to think less, be more instinctive, and to let the body takeover.

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Screenshot from lesson titled - Rotellas Rules - by Dr. Bob Rotella
Screenshot from lesson titled - Rotellas Rules - by Dr. Bob Rotella

Rotellas Rules

Dr. Bob Rotella tells us to be a winner, even if we are not the winner

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Screenshot from lesson titled - How not to blow a score - by Dr. Patrick Cohn
Screenshot from lesson titled - How not to blow a score - by Dr. Patrick Cohn

How not to blow a score

Three Mental Strategies To Lower Your Score

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Screenshot from lesson titled - Golf Psychology Can Help You - by Dr. Patrick Cohn
Screenshot from lesson titled - Golf Psychology Can Help You - by Dr. Patrick Cohn

Golf Psychology Can Help You

Overview of the key points in Golf Psychology.

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Screenshot from lesson titled - Focus on the Target, not the Trouble - by Dr. Patrick Cohn
Screenshot from lesson titled - Focus on the Target, not the Trouble - by Dr. Patrick Cohn

Focus on the Target, not the Trouble

A look at the two opposing mind-sets that golfers tend to have.

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Screenshot from lesson titled - Mentally Preparing For Your Round - by Dr. Patrick Cohn
Screenshot from lesson titled - Mentally Preparing For Your Round - by Dr. Patrick Cohn

Mentally Preparing For Your Round

Four pregame preparation strategies

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Screenshot from lesson titled - Get off the bogey train - by Dr. Patrick Cohn
Screenshot from lesson titled - Get off the bogey train - by Dr. Patrick Cohn

Get off the bogey train

Stay composed and cope with bad shots

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Screenshot from lesson titled - Swing that driver - by Colin Montgomerie
Screenshot from lesson titled - Swing that driver - by Colin Montgomerie

Swing that driver

An example of a very simple approach to driving the ball

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