Many players that I begin to work with complain of lack of focus and an inability to concentrate over the period of a round of golf. They look back on many rounds where they have simply thrown shots away, hit the ball almost without thinking and let yet another round slip away into oblivion. Many times they walk of the course and say they are absolutely drained.
Are they physically tired or mentally exhausted?
One of the absolutely CRITICAL errors most golfers make is to hold on to the mistaken belief that golf is about SERIOUS concentration for the entire round they play….
This is a BIG mental error.
Our ability to focus for our shots is dependent on being able to go in and out of an intense state of focus.
I would like you to, from now on imagine that you go out each time onto the golf course with an egg timer full of intense concentration, but that egg timer only contains about 90 mins worth of concentration.
Your future progression at golf will to a large extent depend on your ability to develop the skill of using your egg timer at the appropriate time and then being able to give yourself a mental break during the other period of play rather than BURNING UP your mental energy at the WRONG TIME.
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