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  1. Hi everyone Just seing if other people suffer with similar problem as I currently have. Originally coming down from a high handicap had such enjoyment and no worries on the course. Got down to handicap of 8 and have set myself goals for the future. All of a sudden have this expectation to play good golf and getting frustrated as not playing near what I should be playing. look forward to playing all week and my game has gone to crap over last few months and handicap blown out to 14. Taking more time over the shots, really concentrating seems to be having the opposite effect
  2. Hey, guys, I just wanted to hear from some of you guys on how you manage to stay competitive while also managing your nerves and emotions. I absolutely love golf, but I also get wayyy to pissed off whenever things go wrong. It seems like the only time I can play golf and enjoy it is when I absolutely do not care about the outcome, but I love the idea of playing competitive golf. I'm signed up in my local amateur golf tour, and I really want to hear of some tactics you guys use to calm your nerves and be "mentally tough" so-to-speak. That is, how do you find the balance between wanting/expectin
  3. In the spirit of the new year, resolutions and all that BS, I submit to you a new year's resolution that works, not only for golf, but for ones whole life. Most people have heard of mindfulness, but most of those who have heard of it don't know what it is. Not really. So, this is my contribution to TST and the wider golf universe: Sit down, and be quiet. Follow your breath. Much of the game of golf is played in what is called the most important six inches--between the ears. Everyone has heard of "being in the moment." Most of us have experienced being in the moment, if not for long. Unfor
  4. I strongly believe that I have a very bad mental game, I'd say that I'm the worst mental golfer compared to all my golf buddies and golfers in my club. I've been playing golf for 20 years, about 40-50 rounds a year, so it's not like I don't have muscle memory in my swing, but I can't even say what my handicap (or average score) is because of the huge difference in scores from game to game. My last 4 rounds of golf were 85, 98, 79, 102. There wasn't much difference in the slopes and ratings between the courses (shot 85 on the most difficult course and 79 on the easiest). 1 d
  5. Like me, does this sound like you? No matter how hard you work on your game you never see any significant improvement that lasts? You get anxious over shots because you may blade one over the green or miss a three footer? You feel helpless which leads to anger, then self hatred because you feel like a failure? Other family members can't understand why you get so upset over a game that you're supposed to enjoy? Many of you have probably seen this: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/what-is-he-thinking/200904/frustrated-golfer-syndrome-causes-and-cures I really struggle with thi
  6. Hi, I'd like to hear from people who have fallen into this pattern. I've been playing for 30+ yrs. I practice usually twice/week for an hour or so and play once/week on the weekends. I've taken lessons over the past few years from three different teaching pros (several with each pro). I seem to get a bit better for a round or two (high 70s), then everything seems to go haywire and I can't seem to hit the ball solid anymore and I start shooting upper 80s or worse (my short game especially putting isn't good enough to salvage days of bad ball striking despite practicing that as well).
  7. A missed putt always means at least one more stroke. For me at least, some misses are more mentally injurious than others. I would select the lip out on the high side. For me, the putt looks like it is tracking well, it has the proper speed, my read was spot on, it is going to fall into the hole side door ... and ... then ... gravity deals me a losing hand. Anyone else? Or is a miss a miss for everyone else?
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