Our minds can shift to negative thoughts on the golf course without us even realizing it. Shifting back to a positive mindset can be tough, so here are a few helpful ways to bring you back.
Negative Though Example: I have to make a good shot here.
Positive Thought Example: Just relax and put a good swing on it.
By changing the working to “put” instead of “have to” you are framing the game plan differently. Instead of it being a necessity, you are just setting your intentions for this swing.
Negative Though Example: I hope I don’t hit this fat.
Positive Thought Example: Focus on hitting the ball first.