GolfSport Psychology

6 Wisdom quotes that will improve your mental game.

1. "The game is 10% physical and 90% mental." (unknown)

This statement applies to all sports. And all kinds of disciplines claim it to be their secret to success, too. The ice hockey association, martial arts, soccer, tennis, golf, or 2016 Olympic athlete Kerron Clement. Unclear who said it first, it seems to be a universal statement that every athlete or ambitious person agrees upon. Success and growth start within, and every game is mind-won before the real victory.

2. "I block all the noise around me, therein lies my strength: Block all outside distractions and focus exclusively on my opponent." (Gunnar Nelson, MMA athlete)

What Nelson recounts from his experience in the ring can easily be transferred to the green (you decide whether yourself, the ball and the speed and the break of the green are your friend or your opponent). We want to emphasize the focus that he puts forward as his crucial strength: to block all outside distractions. With SensuGlasses, we ban the visual distractions so you can solely focus on what you feel.

3. "Success in Golf depends less on strength of body than upon strength of mind." (Arnold Palmer, Golf legend)

Arnold Palmer should know. We strongly advocate for a well-balanced physical and mental training. You can’t win without one or the other. If your technique fails, you won’t turn the tide with positive thoughts. A well-trained focus and intuitive play, however will make you fail-safe on both sides.

4. “A golfer has to learn to enjoy the process of striving to improve. That process, not the end result, enriches life.” (Bob Rotella, Iconic sports psychologist and author)

It’s a journey, not a game. But, we admit achieving goals, improving certain details, or lowering your handicap gives you a good damn feeling. Let’s celebrate both, the journey and the results, and life will become even better.

5. “People in a growth mindset don’t just seek challenge, they thrive on it. The bigger the challenge, the more they stretch. And nowhere can it be seen more clearly than in the world of sports. You can just watch people stretch and grow.” (Carol S. Dweck, Author of ‘Mindset: The New Psychology of Success’)

Have you seen others grow, or even yourself? Take a step back and venture down memory lane. When observing your performance level in your early days, do you feel like this must have been a different person? What can we take away from the growth we witnessed in the past is the ambition to keep on growing on many levels. For instance, it is as important to expand your soft skills in your game as developing your technique.

6. “The Zone is when you are being intensely aware of what you are doing in that instant.” (Tobe Hanson, Athlete's Way of Excellence: Ancient Chinese Wisdom Revealing the Secrets to Modern Day Athletic Peak Performance and How to Be in The Zone)

Some know it all too well, they jump on the train that brings them straight in The Zone. Others have only heard of this marvelous place where rivers flow and the cuts are made of butter.

Getting there is a challenging process that we believe requires a few skills: the ability to focus, mental strength, feel and touch, and letting go.

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