Lower your handicap and play better golf

Golf: the mental game“90% of golf is in the mind” – Dr Bob Rotella

I am a Milton Keynes based hypnotherapist eager to help golfers take their game of golf to the next level. You may already have had lessons from golf pro’s which will certainly improve the physical aspect of your game but how is your mindset on the golf course?

Of course your mind controls your body not the other way around. It has been said that 90% of golf is in the mind; most problems in your game of golf are due to your mind being inadequately trained to give your body the correct instructions it needs to perform the way you wish it would!

Take for example a shot where you have to avoid a lake, trees or bunkers. Do you stand there and think about all the obstacles you need to miss, or do you visualise and focus on where you would like the ball to land? Chances are it’s the obstacles you’re thinking of.

Some golf problems helped with hypnotherapy:-

When you hit a shot you are not 100% committed to, consciously you have made the decision to hit the ball, but your subconscious has a different idea. Because of this conflict your grip, tempo, rhythm, swing and even breathing will be transmitted through to the club therefore the ball will go where you in reality expected it to go; the wrong way. On the other hand if you choose exactly where you want your ball to fly and feel confident in your swing, the ball has a much better chance of going where you want it envisaged it going.

As you can imagine the golfers I see take their sport seriously. Quite often they have pretty good handicaps but are struggling to improve. Or they have had something happen during a round which has knocked their confidence, or occasionally an injury which has long healed has left a negative train of thought which the client has trouble moving on from.

Hypnotherapy can help with:-

  • The Yips
  • Better Putting
  • Lower Scores
  • Your Short Game
  • Golf Under Pressure
  • Tournament Play
  • Winning

Why does your mind sometimes work against you on the golf course?…

the satisfaction of holing out in a lower score

Habits get learned and lodged in the subconscious mind and it is common knowledge that our subconscious is more powerful and will often override our conscious thoughts. Some habits we learn are very useful, such as brushing your teeth or tying your shoelaces. Others aren’t so helpful; for example a smoker may consciously want to quit but because the habit has been formed in that deeper part of their mind, they find it difficult to.

It’s the same with golf; you may have a very clear idea (conscious thought) of what you want to achieve in your game of golf but your subconscious has doubts and worries which affect the way you play your game. Your subconscious nearly always wins!

With hypnotherapy we get both parts of your mind working in harmony so that you can achieve success and feel more focused and confident. You make the conscious decision where to hit the ball and your subconscious allows it happen.

To read more information on how hypnotherapy can help reduce your handicap visit my Play Like a Pro page. Or to book in click here to go to the Contact page. There is a lot more information on the main part of my website. Click here to return to it.