Mental Game Scorecard
𝐖𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐚 𝐬𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐌𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐆𝐚𝐦𝐞?
𝐊𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐚 𝐌𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐆𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐒𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐝.
It is one of my favorite performance tools.
𝐁𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐚 𝐌𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐆𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩𝐬 𝐤𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥... 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐫𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐥𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠.
Regular scorecards are fine.
They are an accurate barometer of your quality of play.
The challenge is they keep your focus directed toward the future/result... Your Score.
Regular scorecards actually draw/pull your focus away from what will give you a good score... being fully engaged in the process of playing golf.
One of the best high pressure rounds of golf I ever played, I did not know the score I shot until I added up the scorecard in the club house.
My goal for the round was to be fully committed to a target for every single shot.
My pre shot routine was all about getting me to the place where nothing mattered but the commitment to the target.
This was true from drives all the way down to the shortest putts.
𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐝𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐤𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐚 𝐌𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐆𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐒𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐝?
𝐊𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐢𝐭 𝐒𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞.
On your regular scorecard... give yourself a + or - for your level of commitment/trust during the shot.
At the end of the round add up how many + vs how many - you had for the round.
The more + you had... the better your Mental Game was for that round.
BTW... full commitment does not guarantee good shots.
No guarantees in golf.
Good shots are always a combination of mental, psychological and physical skills.
BUT... commitment does give you the best chance for accessing the highest level of physical skills that you have trained.
It is also not a bad idea to track 2 metrics:
1. What pre shot routine cues helped you have more commitment. 2. What pre shot routine distraction kept you from being committed.
Knowing your patterns is a great way to make a more effective improvement program going forward.
As always... hit me up if you have any questions!!