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Posted 05/20/2022 in Category 1 by DAVID CHARLTON

How to Help Golfers Overcome their Mental Game Challenges

On today’s episode of the Demystifying Mental Toughness Podcast, I was delighted to be joined by Dr. Bob Winters, an internationally recognised sport psychologist who has supported US Men’s and Women’s Open Golf Champions and many other elite professional and amateur athletes across a variety of sports.

In the episode we discuss sport psychology in golf and the field as a whole. We also chat about grit and many elements of mental toughness and how they apply to our work in supporting golfers to get the most out of their skills and abilities.

Key Learning Points:

  • Anxiety and stress are always the killers of any type of athletic movement, especially in sports using perceptual motor skills such as golf. 
  • For the Leadbetter Golf Academy at Champions Gate in Orlando, I provide a lot of information for all our academy golf instructors.
  • My process is helping each person develop a personal playing philosophy.
  • “The first question I would ask you, David, in relation to your golf – Are you good?”
  • We need to get out of realistic thinking or probability thinking and look to encourage possibility thinking.
  • Giving our best effort every day and on every shot is under our control 
  • Every putt can be made, no matter the distance.
  • Every putt deserves to be made.

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Podcast Ep047: David Charlton – Mental Game Tips for Putting

Ep089: Will Shaw – How to Transfer Your Golfing Skills to the Course

Ep099: Trevor Jones – How to Deal with Overthinking on the Golf Course

Ep101: Compilation – 25 Mental Game Secrets to Improve Your Golf

For More Resources so You Can Shoot Lower Scores on The Golf Course

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Psychology of Golf Library

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