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The unspoken language of golf is thoughts and feelings. The emotions you have about your game are why you play. Or don’t play.

Why you became captivated by the game. And why it can sometimes become an addiction you wish we could break free from.

Understanding the true nature of thought and feeling is the key to the cage.

How else, other than through deeper understanding, can you reconcile the times when your feelings seem to be pulling in two opposing directions?

Freedom or Control ?

Like the need for the feeling of being in control. And at the same time, the yearning to play with complete freedom. The wish for certainty, and the excitement of the unknown.

Your feelings, your desires, are inextricably woven with your thoughts.

Your beliefs about the game, and your beliefs about yourself.

Many of these beliefs are like invisible chains. They hold you back without you even knowing they are there.

They make up your worldview, your story, your inner environment. It isn’t until you start to ask different questions, that you even realise they exist.

Conflicting Desires

You struggle and fight their effects, the symptoms.

Taking them as ‘reality’ without realising that nothing is actually holding them in place.

If you are struggling with something in your game, often it’s because you have one or more beliefs which conflict with each other.

The belief you need to hit the ball as far as you can, and the desire to keep it in the fairway.

The belief you need to hit a great shot, and the hope you don’t make a fool of yourself.

By asking different questions, you expose your beliefs and by doing so, realise what is most important to you.

If you’d like to explore this idea in more depth, please feel free to follow this link and arrange a time for a free, no obligation chat about your game.

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