Mental Game Scorecard Pt 2
The time you spend in Peak Performance Focus makes up less than 20 minutes of your round of golf.
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐥𝐬𝐨 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐛𝐢𝐠 𝐞𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐨𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞.
Self Talk is a very important psychological Mental Game Metric... that takes place in between shots.
Self Talk is the inner voice that is always chatting away inside your head.
Positive Self Talk can be a powerful tool for improving self belief, confidence and challenge response.
𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐒𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐓𝐚𝐥𝐤 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐠𝐨𝐥𝐟 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐭𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐌𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐆𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐒𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐞𝐱𝐞𝐫𝐜𝐢𝐬𝐞.
The first few times you monitor your self talk... just listen.
Pay attention to the positivity vs negativity of your self talk.
At the end of the round give your self talk a + positive rating or a - negative rating.
If the overall tone of your self talk is negative your are making it much harder to focus strongly, commit to your shots and trust your training and ability.
As you can imagine self talk can change dramatically from round to round, hole to hole and even shot to shot.
By starting to monitor and track your self talk... you are giving yourself another tool to increase your self belief and confidence over time.
Watch this video starting at 1:55 to learn more!