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Category: Mental Game
Type: Tip

ASK COACH BOB: KEEPING THE MENTAL EDGE




Dear Coach Bob:

How do you keep your head in the game at all times?

Thanks,

Mental Miscue
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Dear Mental Miscue:

This is a good question. Everyone has to develop his or her own way. You don't need to think about your next shot all the time. You just need to focus right before you go to make the next shot.

You do this by coming up with a pre-shot routine.

An example of this would be for you to get up to the approach, pick up your towel, wipe off the ball. Or, dry your hand on the blow drier and pick up your ball and blow in the thumbhole. Basically, do anything you want, but do to prepare for your shot and do the same thing every time.

Why? As you are going through this routine, you are learning to direct your attention to the job at hand. My trick is to get up on the approach take my stance and then, look at the spot I want to hit and count to myself. One thousand one, One thousand two, one thousand three then start my approach on three. This gets me focused.

If you want to ask any questions please e-mail me at askbob@ccountry.net. I enjoy hearing your opinions.

Submitted by: Bob Korth


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