Mental Performance Scorecard
When you play golf... do you track shot statistics?
For example: Fairways/Greens/Putts/Up and downs
Monitoring data is a great way to track your shot quality from round to round and throughout the course of a season.
It's also a great idea to track the strength of your focus.
Because your focus is one of the most important things in determining the quality of your shots.
The signals you send from your brain to your muscles (your focus)... are the most important thing in determining the quality of your shots.
Which means, if you take the time to track your shot quality... it definitely makes sense to track your focus strength and quality.
Simple... Mental game scorecards.
You don't have to track your focus every single shot you hit... Although you certainly can.
I suggest tracking the focus on the shots that cost you the most strokes.
Go for the low hanging fruit.
If you can improve your focus for the shots that cost you the most strokes, that is the fastest way to save more strokes.
The methodology is also simple.
After you hit each shot that you have chosen to track ( For example, drives or iron shots or lag putts) think back and rate the quality of your focus immediately before and during while you hit that shot.
You can rate it on a ABCD scale or you can rate it on a 1 to 10 scale.
You can even rate it on a plus or minus scale. Plus being good minus being bad.
Whatever makes the most sense for you.
Write that data down on your score card.
After a few rounds you are going to start to notice patterns.
Those patterns are going to help you determine a strategy for improving your focus for those specific shots.
The two most powerful tools for improving your focus are mindfulness exercises and retooling your pre-shot routine.
More about those in another post.
The key is... if you are going to improve, you need to know where you are so you can make a plan to get to where you want to go.
As always, give me a shout if you have any questions!