Mental Work

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By Roger K

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  1. Who is your go to for learning about / training on the mental side of the game?

    I've now read "Putting Out Of Your Mind" and "Next Shot is Best Shot" by Dr. Rotella, "Be a Player" by Pia Neilson and Lynn Marriott, and "Fearless Golf" by Gio Valente. All have been good for different aspects, all have overlaps too.

    What are your favorites and/or recommendations?

  2. Chuck Z

    Chuck Z
    Mt Pleasant, SC

    Military
    For me, erasing any thoughts when I go to the course and by warming up for a short period of time. Kinda puts me in a good frame of mind. You know those six inches seem to be somewhat empty, which is pretty easy at this point in my life. Retirement is a good life. I go see a PGA teaching pro when I have issues and with respect, I find that videos and reading articles confuse me even more. Of course this is me. We all are different and we have to find what works for us. Never have been a big reader and have always been more of a show me type person. Remember the movie, Happy Gilmore? Find a happy place. Hakuna matata. =)
  3. Chuck Z said:

    For me, erasing any thoughts when I go to the course and by warming up for a short period of time. Kinda puts me in a good frame of mind. You know those six inches seem to be somewhat empty, which is pretty easy at this point in my life. Retirement is a good life. I go see a PGA teaching pro when I have issues and with respect, I find that videos and reading articles confuse me even more. Of course this is me. We all are different and we have to find what works for us. Never have been a big reader and have always been more of a show me type person. Remember the movie, Happy Gilmore? Find a happy place. Hakuna matata. =)

    Many of authors I've read are recommending what you say: "erasing any thoughts" and making "those six inches seem to be somewhat empty." Maybe you should write a book. :-)
  4. Chuck Z

    Chuck Z
    Mt Pleasant, SC

    Military
    Plenty of books already out there. Something to consider, but being retired is so much fun, and that sounds like a lot of work, deep thought and research. Rather play golf and travel the world. Thanks. :-)
  5. Abdon M

    Abdon M
    Northern California

    This is an area of my game that I need help with. I attended the TT session yesterday with Michael Breed, PGA and his talk focused on the mental game. I found it interesting that he recommended
  6. Abdon M

    Abdon M
    Northern California

    This is an area of my game that I need help with. I attended the TT session yesterday with Michael Breed, PGA and his talk focused on the mental game. I found it interesting that he recommended authors who write mainly leadership related books. Michael Breed emphasized how a lot of leadership skills can translate well with improving your mental golf game.
  7. I would like to watch that, was unable to yesterday due to a conflict. Do you know if that session will be made available? Any recommendations you can recall Michael Breed suggesting?
  8. Fran Pirozollo, PhD is the best I have seen. I was fortunate to receive some mentoring from him over 20 years ago and continue to follow his work. At the risk of limiting an appreciation for his immense clinical depth, I will encourage you to consider chaining together skills and patterns during practice. Read Dr. Pirozollo to learn more about “how” these links are connected, stored and activated under pressure. His approach continues to evolve through neuroscience research into performance across sports and other jobs where a cool head is required.
  9. J.C.

    J.C.
    Texas

    "Every Shot Must Have a Purpose" was a game changer for me
  10. William S

    William S
    TEMECULA, CA

    Military
    Golf is like life-full of challenges and frustrations. Understanding that you cannot control the future and you cannot change the past. Staying in the moment and focusing on the task at hand. Being aware. The book has nothing to do with golf but can help with the mental aspect in everything we do-including golf. Satipatthana Vipassana by The Venerable Mihas Sayadaw.
  11. Rob R

    Rob R
    Chicago, IL

    Fearless Golf is a solid read. It has helped and I reread sections from time to time.

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