Beginner’s Golf: For Those Who Want a Memorable First Time
You want the first time you play golf to be a memorable experience? You’re already trained and raring to go? Here are a few tips you should remember before putting that golf club to the green.
This is the key to playing golf. After you’ve trained yourself to do repeatable swings (that is, you can now do good swings at will instead of at luck’s whim) and can now play on the golf course with some confidence, the next and possibly most significant step is the evolution of your visualization skills.
During the early days of golf, golfers were forced to depend on their instincts and the feel of the game such that they had to visualize how to hit the ball close or directly into the flagged hole without letting it hit a tree, a person or a pit of sand. What you feel is directly connected to what you imagine; feelings are the results of your thoughts and thoughts are best viewed through your imagination. It is an innate characteristic of humans to visualize; it’s as natural as reproduction or the burning desire to feel important. It’s not a matter of whether you can visualize or not; it’s a matter of whether or not you can take advantage of this natural skill to develop your golf game to its fullest potential.
Tension is to golfers as kryptonite is to Superman. So instead of trying to find the golf swing without addressing the issue that you have a tension problem, you should instead deal with the tension problem itself. Cure the disease, not the symptom. Find out what’s the cause of your tension; is it a severe case of yips, such that there’s a mental block in your mind that prevents you from translating your golf skill to practical use? Did you just have too much coffee? Hypertension problems, perhaps? Epileptic fit? Jittery bug?
Whatever it is that’s affecting your game, just go over the driving range and release all your pent up stress by ripping that ball right into those metal cages. You can even start your visualization techniques from there. Otherwise, if that doesn’t work, take up another sport. Golf is not a relaxing game so much as it’s a game that needs you to be relaxed in order to win. If you really want to release tension, take up boxing; it’d be a much more productive use of your time and frustrations.
Tap In To Your Own World (The Zone).
Concentration, focus and the so-called Zone are the three things you need to round up the skills of tension removal and visualization. To play golf, you have to deal with a lot of flack and crap from many people, many situations or many distractions that might sidetrack you from playing this wonderful sport and playing this wonderful sport in an excellent manner.
To play golf, you need to realize it’s a technical but worthwhile game that has the simplest of goals: Get the ball inside the hole. It’s not rocket science. In order to get to the zone, there must be an awful lot of willingness to get into the zone. If you’re masochistic / skillful enough to use golf as a way to forget about or relieve yourself from stress, then the zone is right in front of you already. Passion for the sport, baby. It’s that willingness to play that keeps true golfers going. It’s like men are to sex; there’s no need to explain their attraction to it, they just do it and find every possible opportunity to get some. Golf is even better than sex, in a way; there’s no foreplay before playing the hole.
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