How Mental RULES of Golf Nos. 1, 7, and 9 Directly Influence the Golfer’s Game Performance
RULE No. 9 deals directly with how we should Practice, while RULE No. 7 deals with how we will Perform on the golf course. RULE No. 1 deals with how our practice should emulate how we will actually perform on the golf course. These are the every reasons why our practice sessions and golf lessons don’t always make it to the golf course with us. Then, you add in adrenaline and anxiety into the mix, and then you have a whole different ball game than the one you practiced on the range.
If the golfer could just understand these three Mental Rules of Golf, then the golfer’s perspective of their entire golf game would change. The golfer would actually start seeing vast improvements in their golf game that would be consistent and, more importantly, instinctive.
The golfer doesn’t play golf with swing thoughts, but they will play golf with their instincts. The worst thing a golfer could do is to equate their golf lessons and practice sessions to that of playing golf on the golf course.
With these three Mental Rules of Golf, the golfer will understand how their practice should mimic how they play golf on the golf course. Typically, the golfer’s practice sessions are nowhere near how the golfer will be playing golf on the course. Rules No. 1, 7, and 9 will allow the golfer to understand the phrase- Practice how you play; and play how you practice.
Here are Rules 1, 7, and 9 that have a direct bearing on the golfer’s golf game:
Mental RULE of Golf 1, 7, and 9:
RULE No. 1 states: The subconscious mind does not and must not differentiate between a golfer’s practice and playing conditions on the course.
RULE No. 7 states: The subconscious mind always prevails in conflicts with the conscious mind.
RULE No. 9 states: The greater the conscious effort reduces the subconscious intuitive and instinctive performance of the golfer’s game on the course.
Here’s one Mental condition that the golfer has to learn to adapt to in order to improve their golf game on a continuous basis:
IMPORTANT– This one thing I can guarantee the golfer, You may very well practice your golf swing and take golf lessons using your conscious mind concerning the WHAT, or the THINKING Process. But I can guarantee the golfer that once they step foot onto the golf course that they will be relying totally on their subconscious mind, the HOW, or the GOLFER’S INSTINCTIVE PERFORMANCE. The subconscious mind runs the show when it comes to HOW on the golf course.
The more conscious effort the golfer puts into their practice sessions and golf lessons will only derail the development of their instinctive performance on the golf course. Ninety (90%) percent of the golfer’s performance on the golf course will be derived from the golfer’s instincts and not from swing thoughts.
What the golfer is able to take to the golf course won’t be their swing thoughts. What swing thoughts the golfer is able to remember will only last for the first couple of shots; and sometimes not even off the first tee box. The golfer’s subconscious mind will sabotage their swing thoughts, because the thoughts don’t match the conditions on the golf course.
It is almost like the hours the golfer spent in practice and taking golf lessons vaporize right before their eyes. I call it the golfer’s whiteout. Does this sound familiar to you and describe your golf game?
Use the Conscious Mind as the Golfer’s Virtual Caddie
The other part of the problem that golfers generally encounter is that they put 80 to 90 percent of their efforts in what makes up only 10 percent of their golf game. The conscious mind is only used for determining distance, the type shot, and club selection, similar to the golfer’s virtual caddie.
Just like in golf, the golfer’s caddie doesn’t make the golf shot. Neither does the golfer’s conscious mind. Ninety percent (90%) of the golfer’s game is played with their subconscious mind. This is where the golfer’s instincts, motor skills, and muscle memory that will actually take over the golfer’s game are found.
What makes a quality and consistent golf shot during practice isn’t what the golfer is going to use on the golf course. The movie Caddyshack quote, Be the Ball, still remains the best advice for golfers-
I’m going to give you a little advice. There’s a force in the universe that makes things happen. And all you have to do is get in touch with it, stop thinking, let things happen, and be the ball.
The following Self-coaching Training Procedure will explain how the golfer can take advantage of their subconscious mind and effectively train it to perform, both on the golf course and during practice sessions.
This Self-Coaching download contains 20 pages of simple step-by-step procedures, tips, and illustrations to help the golfer apply and retain the material presented on and off the golf course.
To develop your ESP Self-Coaching Technique Forum in Your Golf Game, please select to download your E-Copy of this Online Golf Self-Coaching Training Procedure (STP). The advantage of the online Golf STP is it a training procedure that you will have in your electronic files for future reference and NOT a one-time lesson where the presented material will be forgotten later or once on the golf course. Please select the link below to download your copy of: