The Golf Swing

This blog is dedicated to the golf swing. Please feel free to discuss any tips, techniques and methods that you use to improve your swing.

Friday, May 20, 2005

The Mental Game - Keep The Streak Going

You've just run off a string of four consecutive pars. You start to realize that you are on a hot streak and thoughts about how long you can keep it up start to dance through you mind. On the next hole your streak comes to a screaming halt when you hit double bogey.

In order to become a good golfer you have to learn how to handle a hot streak and keep it alive. Following is the method I use. You might want to give it a try.

Think About the Next Shot - When you're on a hot streak try not to think about how long you can keep the streak alive. Worrying about how long you can keep the streak going is nowhere near as important as the next shot. Picture in your minds eye exactly the next shot you want to hit. Feel it coming off the clubface. See the flight of the ball as moves towards your target. Watch the ball as it hits the ground and rolls. Now your're ready to hit the ball.

One important point to remember is that the next shot is in the future, the streak is in the past. In order to keep the streak going the only important thing is the next shot.


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