When you’re busy worrying about mundane issues like your insurance, many aspects of your life can suffer, like your golf game. Leave the insurance stuff to me and focus on these 5 tips to help you improve your mental golf game.
- Use the driving range to the best of your ability. My friend Shauna and I have decided that we’re the worst driving rangers in society—but that’s because we’re there for fun and not for constructive focus.
The driving range is not only a great way to test out your new clubs, but it’s a great confidence booster. If you’re hitting the balls in surplus of 200 yards on a consistent basis, your ego is as big as mine. This helps you visualize your shot, adjust your stance and determine which drivers and irons are your strongest (and weakest) links in your game.
- Learn to control your emotions (and motions). If you’re in the middle of an important merger at work that’s weighing you down for 18 hours per day, you can’t expect to hit your best game of golf—your mind is not there.
Learning to control your emotions is the first step to a consistent golf game. In addition, controlling your range of motion is important when hitting the balls. When they say “it’s all in the hips,” it’s an important reminder to stay aware of the range of motion in your hips.
- Consistently practice the fundamentals of your golf game. While this isn’t necessarily a mental exercise, it’s important to remember to do this regularly. You should continuously focus on your grip, your alignment, your posture, your stance and ball positioning.
- Put yourself under a little bit of pressure when you practice. The driving range gives you a different feel for the game than when you’re actually playing.
Pro golfer Ben Hogan suggested to play a golf course on the driving range each time. Reach for different clubs and imagine the hole versus repetitively working on your long drive each time.
- Forget about what others think. For the 30-60 seconds that it’s your turn to hit the ball, forget about what others are visualizing: your swing, your stance in the game, your score. Focus on the ball and the hole in the moment. Don’t worry about what others think—if you do, you’re more susceptible to make common mistakes that can cost you the game.
In the business world and in leisure, nothing trumps being the master on the golf course. Set aside your immediate worries and play like a pro—it’ll get you a lot farther than your mouth game.
For all other issues, including those involving your homeowners insurance, commercial insurance and car insurance, contact North Broward Insurance Solutions at (954)368-0060 to discuss ways to save money and gain better coverage. Also consider the coverage you have on your golf clubs, if there is any in place. I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t risk losing a $1000 set of clubs to a simple mistake in coverage.
North Broward Insurance Solutions also offers overage for golf carts. Just so you know.
Contributed by Alexandra Horblitt for North Broward Insurance Solutions