|Excerpt from the Golf Tip Section after
Chapter 9: Ultimate Golf Psychology
15 Tour Secrets to Play Your Best Golf
1. Play the round in your mind the night before
which gives you an extra practice round. (See chapter 8).
Make a list of things that you do especially well and say them out
loud on the way to the golf course.
3. Get to the course one-hour ahead of tee time leaving enough time
for personal things so that there is no rushing.
4. Leave all personal problems on the seat of the car. They will be
there when you return.
5. Warm up the body and the mind on the practice area. Do not attempt
to make mechanical swing changes. These can be worked on later.
Practice putting first, then hit balls on the range. Make your last
practice shot a good one with the club you are going to hit on the
to walking, talking and acting like a winner no matter what happens, right
down to the body language. A good idea might be to think about your favorite
golfer and act like he or she would act.
8. Make a good yardage book during the practice round keeping a record
of clubs hit to the different targets.
9. Have a game plan and stick to it.
10. Commit to giving every shot 100%. Do the best you can on each shot,
one shot at a time.
11. Anchor the good shots. Pause 3 to 5 seconds after making a great shot
and remember exactly how it felt. This will put the shot into your muscle
memory. When a similar shot is coming up you can "pull it up" out of your
memory before taking a swing.
12. Be positive about everything. Negativity will kill your game. Stay
absolutely present oriented in your focus.
13. Be totally target oriented for the entire round.
14. Stick to your pre-shot routine on EVERY shot.
15. Play as if the match is being held at your favorite course with your
favorite holes, favorite weather and favorite playing partners - no matter
what the actual conditions are.
excerpt one from Chapter 1: The Overnight
Book excerpt two from
Chapter 7: Practice Habits
that Will Revolutionize the Way You Play the Game