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  • Geoff Greig

Mental Game Scorecard

๐–๐š๐ง๐ญ ๐š ๐ฌ๐ข๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ข๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐Œ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ฅ ๐†๐š๐ฆ๐ž?


๐Š๐ž๐ž๐ฉ ๐š ๐Œ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ฅ ๐†๐š๐ฆ๐ž ๐’๐œ๐จ๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐š๐ซ๐.


It is one of my favorite performance tools.


Why?


๐๐ž๐œ๐š๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž ๐š ๐Œ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ฅ ๐†๐š๐ฆ๐ž ๐ฌ๐œ๐จ๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐š๐ซ๐ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ๐ฌ ๐ค๐ž๐ž๐ฉ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐š๐ ๐ž๐ ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐š๐ฒ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฐ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ... ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ซ๐ฒ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐š๐ฒ๐ข๐ง๐ .


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.


๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ค๐ž๐ž๐ฉ ๐š ๐Œ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ฅ ๐†๐š๐ฆ๐ž ๐’๐œ๐จ๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐š๐ซ๐?


๐Š๐ž๐ž๐ฉ ๐ข๐ญ ๐’๐ข๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž.


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!!


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