• Geoff Greig

The Process for Training Your Mental Game

๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐๐ซ๐จ๐œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐Œ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ฅ ๐…๐ข๐ญ๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐“๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ง๐ข๐ง๐ ?


This is one of the questions I get asked the most... by golfers of all levels (and athletes in all sports).


Most athletes have a basic understanding of the process for Physical Training and Skills Training.


๐™‹๐™๐™ฎ๐™จ๐™ž๐™˜๐™–๐™ก ๐™๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™จ๐™จ ๐™๐™ง๐™–๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œโ€ฆ simple. Improve strength, increase speed, increase flexibility.


๐™Ž๐™ ๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก๐™จ ๐™๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™จ๐™จ ๐™๐™ง๐™–๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œโ€ฆ maybe not quite as simple. Improve swing, sharpen short game, dial-in putting.


In my experience golfers apply most of their improvement efforts into these two areas.


๐™ˆ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ก ๐™๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™จ๐™จ ๐™๐™ง๐™–๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œโ€ฆ seems to be a bit of a mystery. Is it witchcraft, voodooโ€ฆ or laying on a couch sharing your feelings?


๐€๐œ๐ญ๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ, ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ฉ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐ข๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐žโ€ฆ ๐๐จ ๐š๐ง ๐š๐œ๐œ๐ฎ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐˜๐Ž๐”๐‘ ๐Š๐ž๐ฒ ๐Œ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ฅ ๐…๐ข๐ญ๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ M๐ž๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐œ๐ฌ.


You canโ€™t make an efficient plan for positive change moving forwardโ€ฆ until you know where you are.


The Key Metrics are:


๐…๐จ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐’๐ญ๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก โ€“ Neuroscience driven optimum brainwave โ€œaccessโ€.

๐„๐ฆ๐จ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐Œ๐š๐ง๐š๐ ๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ โ€“ Psychological Trigger/Response โ€œpatternsโ€.

๐“๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐„๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ฒ โ€“ Is you training helping your Mental Game or inhibiting it?

๐๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐ฌ โ€“ Pre-Shot Routine and Performance Bias strengths and weaknesses.


Once we have created an accurate assessment of YOUR Key Metricsโ€ฆ the process for improvement gets much clearer.


๐’๐ญ๐ž๐ฉ ๐“๐ฐ๐จ ๐ข๐ฌโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐จ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐š๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ž๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฆ๐š๐ฑ๐ข๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ฆ ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐ข๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐ข๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ฆ ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐ข๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ฆ ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž/๐ž๐ง๐ž๐ซ๐ ๐ฒ ๐ž๐ฑ๐ฉ๐ž๐ง๐๐ž๐.


Go after the low hanging Mental Game โ€œfruitโ€.


This is where experience is critical.


Knowledge gained from playing, coaching and researching multiple sports is invaluable in assessing which of your Metrics is the most important to change.


This makes sure you move toward your goals as quickly and simply as possible.

The Process itself is all about โ€œSuccess Progressionsโ€.


Research Science has proven the fastest way to achieve a BIG GOAL is to follow a series of small successful steps toward the BIG GOAL.


Small successful steps on the way to your BIG GOAL keeps engagement high, success level high and frustration low.


When you only focus only on the BIG GOAL it takes longer to achieve that BIG GOAL.

This means you will experience more failures along the way.


Failures are excellent learning opportunities BUT... they can lead to greater frustration and gradual erosion of trust in your ability to overcome new challenges.


๐–๐ก๐ข๐œ๐ก ๐ฆ๐ž๐š๐ง๐ฌ ๐’๐ญ๐ž๐ฉ ๐“๐ก๐ซ๐ž๐ž ๐ข๐ฌ... ๐ฆ๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐˜๐Ž๐”๐‘ ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐’๐ฎ๐œ๐œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐๐ซ๐จ๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ.


The steps that will simply and efficiently lead you to having more fun doing what you love.


As you can imagineโ€ฆ the details of the Process will vary from individual to individual.


Which is why having a Mentor you trust and that you enjoy working with is so important to make sure YOUR Mental Fitness Process is successful.


Touch base ๐š๐ง๐ฒ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐ข๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฐ๐š๐ง๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ญ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐š ๐™๐จ๐จ๐ฆ ๐œ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฌ๐จ ๐ฐ๐ž ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐ฆ๐š๐ฉ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐š ๐๐ซ๐จ๐œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ!


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ยฉ2020 by Geoff Greig Zone Athletic Performance.