Peak Mental Performance for Golfers
“The worst club in my bag is my brain.”Chris Perry
Peak mental performance coaching ensures that your brain becomes your best club.
Neuroscience explained, demonstrated, and applied. Introducing you to the biology of your brain and to various training techniques that focus on strengthening and toning those areas of your brain that build your game consistently towards intentional outcomes.
To help you:
Get into your groove
Stay in the flow
“If profanity had an influence on the flight of the ball, the game of golf would be played far better than it is.”Horace G. Hutchinson
Words directly guide your actions. Peak mental performance coaching teaches you to become aware of your language and to habitually use words that really will make you pay better golf.
“Of all the hazards, fear is the worst.”Sam Snead
The main function of our brain is to ensure our survival; it is hardwired to detect any threat. Threat assessment is often ego based. Peak mental performance coaching teaches you to assess threats objectively, to engage directly with fear, and to convert it to determination.
“The whole secret to mastering the game of golf — and this applies to the beginner as well as the pro — is to cultivate a mental approach to the game that will enable you to shrug off the bad days, keep patient and know in your heart that sooner or later you will be back on top.”Arnold Palmer
Resilience to setbacks can be entrained. Peak mental performance coaching teaches you how to control your emotions so that you get back on top in double quick time. Enabling you to courageously and intentionally push your limits.
“When I’m in this state, everything is pure, vividly clear. I’m in a cocoon of concentration.”Tony Jackli
Just as you train your muscles to improve their strength and efficiency with targeted exercise, Peak mental performance coaching gives you the techniques that will increase the depth and strength of your concentration.
“When I’m in a zone, I don’t think about the shot or the wind or the distance or the gallery or anything; I just pull a club and swing.”Mark Calcavecchia
Peak mental performance coaching teaches how to build a heightened state of awareness, and to remain in that mindset regardless of any distraction; that is the zone.
“A bad attitude is worse than a bad swing.”Payne Stewart
A bad attitude is due to an out of control emotional center, this makes you think with your blood. Your blood boils…sound familiar? Peak mental performance coaching allows you to get hold of your emotions and cool your blood. You learn how to recognize an oncoming bad attitude, and convert it into a proactive, positive attitude before any damage is done to your game.
“A strong mind is one of the key components that separates the great from the good.”Gary Player
Peak mental performance coaching teaches you to be fully present, totally objective, highly creative, and resilient; the hallmarks of a strong mind.
“You can talk about strategy all you want, but what really matters is resiliency.”Hale Irwin
Peak mental performance coaching teaches you techniques that allow you to control your emotional response, remain equanimous (think Yoda) in the face of all challenges, and to bounce back in the time it takes to take a deep breath. That is resilience.
“The zone is the ability to give 110 percent of your attention and your focus to the shot. When I’m on the tee, I’ll see a divot in the fairway and try to run my ball over that divot — and succeed. That’s the zone.”Nick Price
Peak mental performance coaching teaches you multilevel thinking—not the same as multi tasking—that allows you to extend your awareness of yourself until you are fully realised in your mind (think kung fu movies), when you are fully alert to every sensation and every movement, without thinking about them, your body and brain are working in harmony, then you are in the zone.
“I practice visualization. The clearer you can visualize the shot, the greater chance your body has to producing it. If you don’t have a real clear picture before you hit, the shot will come up fuzzy.”Brad Bryant
Your brain reacts to words and images, ensure you program it properly. Peak mental performance coaching teaches you powerful brain stilling and visualisation techniques that allow you to have a perfect picture of your intention with each shot.
“Be decisive. A wrong decision is generally less disastrous than indecision.”Bernhard Langer
Peak mental performance coaching teaches you courage by showing you where your doubts and fear arise. With simple breathing techniques you learn to remain calm and centered, when you are calm you make considered decisions.
“Track and field is tougher physically, but golf is tougher mentally.”Ashton Eaton
When the going gets tough, the tough get going to Annette of the Essential Knowledge co. for peak mental performance coaching.