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Why Golfers make the same mistakes over and over

 

deep holeThe golf clients that come to see me will generally have some form of mental interference affecting their play. This interference can manifest itself in many different ways. It could be an inability to perform well in competition, it could be anxiety over tee shots, it could be the yips. There are so many ways, for this mental interference to affect golfers, that it’s impossible to list them all here. Once clients have ruled out mechanical problems then, there is nowhere left to go and I am usually the last resort. Golfers who find themselves in a hole with no way out often come to me for help.

My job as their coach is to help them raise their own awareness of what is happening to them, to open their eyes so that they can see how they are getting in their own way.

I make sure clients are aware that seeing me for some performance coaching is the first step on a journey which requires patience, persistence and practice. Currently they may be unaware of the mental interference that causes them to play with freedom when with friends or practicing, and with doubts and fear in competition mode.

The ability to become more aware of these subtle differences over time, is the way out of your current behaviors. After a series of coaching sessions with me, golfers become more aware of these subtle differences that have such a big impact.

My coaching will help you to become more aware of what is happening to you and you can learn how to get yourself out of any “mental holes” you fall into.

 

Developing Awareness

 

I walked down the street. There is a deep hole in the pavement.

I fall in.

I am lost…… I am hopeless. It isn’t my fault.

It takes forever to find a way out.

 

I walked down the same street. There is a deep hole in the pavement. I pretend I don’t see it.

I fall in again.

I can’t believe I am in the same place. But, it isn’t my fault.

It still takes a long time to get out.

 

I walked down the same street. There is a deep hole in the pavement. I see it is there.

I still fall in…… it’s a habit.

My eyes are open. I know where I am. It is MY fault.

I get out immediately.

 

I walked down the same street. There is a deep hole in the pavement.

I walk around it.

I walked down another street.

 

Portia Nelson

 Get in touch with me today to get out of your own hole

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