Rick is a Member of the PGA, Doctor of Applied Sports Psychology, author of Golf, The Ultimate Mind Game, Instructional Editor of Golf Tips Magazine and he stops by to share some of his keys to think your way around the course in the most efficient way possible.
Pressure means different things for different people. So don't get psyched out when you see someone drain a put for a million bucks on TV when you still struggle to make consecutive pars.
Awareness is a key component to learning the mental game. If you’re aware of your thoughts and how you’re reacting in specific situations that’s half the battle.
Be fair to yourself. If you hit a great shot, let yourself celebrate! Even if it’s just internally, take a second to give yourself props. You know that you will beat yourself up over every bad shot so let’s make sure we’re as balanced as possible.
Focus on what’s in your control, then think about cause and effect. It’s not always the mental game, sometimes it’s a bad swing!
If you can free yourself and just react to a target you can get some fantastic results – Try looking at the hole while you’re putting (just like Jordan Spieth).
Rick's Books - Golf: The Ultimate Mind Game
Rick's book for a golf - Mindset by Carol Dweck