Struggling with your thoughts, feelings and emotions on the golf course?
Learn how your mind works. Get out of your own way and play your best golf more often.
I’ve yet to meet the golfer who plays their best with more on their mind, rather than less.
So why does modern golf coaching involve giving golfers more information – more things to think about, more stuff to worry about?
Clarity of mind doesn’t come from more information, from knowledge.
It comes from understanding.
To play your best golf consistently, you need to understand three things:
You need to understand your golf swing.
You need to understand the game.
And you need to understand yourself.
When you understand something, you don’t need to think about it.
You get out of your own way and play with freedom.
Sounds bonkers but scores don’t lie!
Instant improvement in the second round of the Wallasey Seniors Championship today.
On the first tee I reminded myself that I love golf. I love the challenge, I love hitting good shots, love hitting recovery shots and love playing in the rain.
Every time my mind started getting anxious I just accepted it and let it pass.
Focused on awareness of balance in my swing. On how smoothly the putter moves.
Enjoyed my golf game, won best gross.
As I said earlier, bonkers!
I’ll let you know when I’m back to scratch.
My golf coaching philosophy is grounded in my experiences of playing the game at a high level for over 20 years.
I played my best golf when I was enjoying the game and not thinking too much about how I was doing what I was doing.
I believe most other golfers play their best in a similar state of mind.
By helping you understand yourself as well as your golf swing, I can help you get out of your own way and play to your potential more often.
“I was at the end of my tether.
My golf was poor, I wasn’t enjoying it.
I was wondering whether all the time, effort and money was worth it.
I’d taken dozens of lessons, read books, golf magazines and watched hundreds of YouTube videos.
The frustration I was feeling on the course began to follow me home.
One golf coaching session with Sam changed everything.
It led to a completely new perspective on my golf swing, on the game, and on my life.”
Is the Problem Mental, or Physical?
When you’re struggling with your game, it’s often hard to know where to start.
Are doubts about your golf swing making you feel anxious?
Or are your anxious feelings causing tension in your swing?
The starting point for many golf coaches will be to start pulling your technique apart and trying to rebuild it. Often this does more harm than good.
There is another option. This article will help you take the first step on the path to finding your best golf again.
“Just a quick note to say thank you for the golf coaching yesterday. It was great to talk to someone who knows as much about the mental side of the game as they do about the golf swing. I felt so much better on the course today and hit some really good shots.
Golf feels like fun again!”
Milton Keynes, UK
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Sam (at) samjarmangolf.com