What are

your Highlights?

Psychological Skills
13/03/2020

It is all too easy to fall into the trap of focussing only on areas of your game that require improvement. The more clearly you can see what your ‘BEST’ golf looks like, the more likely you are to start making moves towards it.

“This game has such a hold on golfers because they compete not only against an opponent, but also against the course, against par, and most surely – against themselves.”

– Arnold Palmer –

 

Playing your BEST golf.

As the quote from Arnold Palmer suggests, one of the biggest challenges for a golfer to overcome is the one posed by themselves. Although many golfers are aware of this, many don’t actively help themselves play the golf they know they are capable of.

Being unsure of how to shift a focus on what isn’t going well (for example, frequently missing short putts) to findings solutions and playing better (for example, confidently sinking putts from a range of different distances) is a common challenge for players of all levels.

 

One of the biggest challenges for a golfer to overcome is the one posed by themselves.

Although many golfers are aware of this, many do not actively help themselves to play the golf they know they are capable of. Being unsure of how to shift focus from what is not going well (e.g. frequently missing short putts) to findings solutions and playing better (e.g. confidently sinking putts from a range of different distances) is a common challenge for players of all levels.

….and with so much information and advice readily available for a golfers to use in this day and age (e.g. statistical tracking apps, print and digital magazines, golfing podcasts, using specialist coaching sessions, or talking with playing partners etc.) it is incredibly easy to find (and focus upon) the areas of the game that require improvement.

Whilst focusing (and acting) upon identified areas for game improvements can be a successful strategy for some players, it does not work for all players. Some players rarely see improvement in their game by drawing on upon their performance deficits, they improve by drawing on their personal resources.

It is all too easy to fall into the trap of focussing only on areas of your game that require improvement. It can powerful to choose to focus on what is ALREADY working within your game.

The more clearly you can see what your ‘BEST’ golf looks like, the more likely you are to start making moves towards it.

 

The Round Highlights Card

The round highlights card is part of a practical system designed by Think Clearly Golf to help golfers (of all levels) to move closer to playing better golf, more often.

Informed by Solution Focussed Practice, this card aims to raise your understanding and awareness of what your best golf game looks like. Helping you to create practical steps to use in your practice. Armed with a greater awareness and understanding of what your best golf looks like, you can increase your enjoyment of this game, and will notice you play your best golf more that realise you do.

Download the instructions for our Round Highlights Card here – How to use the Round Highlights Card