The 7 Most Critical Mental Skills For Every Golf Game

The 7 Most Critical Mental Skills For Every Golf Game

Welcome to the GM Golf web site! My name is Dr. Marc Lindsay and I am a sports psychologist, golf instructor, and author. I have been in this field for over 25 years. My mission is to help you play your best golf by changing your mind!

My main goal is to help you develop the mental skills required to play at the highest level possible on a consistent basis. I do this by providing you with weekly blog posts, articles, books and videos that will teach you how to develop these critical skills yourself. I believe that when armed with these tools, you will be able to take your game to a whole new level of performance.

There are seven mental skills that are essential for every golfer to perform their best on the course. These skills are:





Lack of Fear



The 7 Most Critical Mental Skills For Every Golf Game

The 7 Most Critical Mental Skills For Every Golf Game

By Don MacGregor

We all know that golf is a game of skill. The best golfers on the tour have learned to master the physical aspects of the game. They have also learned to master the mental aspects of the game. In fact, it’s been shown that maintaining proper mental skills can account for up to 80% of the performance in any sport or activity.

The most important mental skills for golf are:

1) Focus

2) Comfort

3) Relaxation

4) Self-image

5) Motivation and goals

6) Energy management (recovery between shots)

7) Imagery and visualization

This is a guest post by golf mental game coach Dr. Patrick Cohn of Peak Performance Sports.

The 7 Most Critical Mental Skills For Every Golf Game

As a sports psychology consultant and the Director of Peak Performance Sports for the past 20 years, I have coached thousands of athletes from all sports. Through my experience and research, I have found that there are seven mental skills that are essential to any athlete’s success in their sport. These mental skills help golfers play their best round after round, month after month and season after season.

These mental skills are focus, confidence, commitment, composure, consistency, control and conviction. Let’s take a closer look at each skill:

This blog is dedicated to the discussion of mental skills in golf. As a golfer, you know that it is not enough to just hit shots in practice and hope that they show up on the course. There are many other skills that can be developed, which will help you enjoy your experience more and play your best golf when it really counts.

The three main areas that we will focus on in this blog are 1) how to remain calm and relaxed during your round, 2) how to stay focused and in the present moment as you play, and 3) how to feel comfortable on the course so that you can swing freely without any tension or fear. For each of these topics, I will include a variety of resources that may help you improve in these areas.

Let’s start with a short video about how the mind works.

So you want to become a better golfer? You have come to the right place!

Golf is a game that requires mental skills as much as physical skills. In fact, many professionals believe that it is more mental than physical. It is not uncommon to see professional golfers miss putts that are only 1 foot from the hole, coming from pressure and competition.

This golf blog will help you improve your mental skills on the course, which will result in lower scores and more enjoyment of the game.

Below are some articles about mental skills for you to become a better golfer:

Welcome to the new and improved Gm Golf website. We are updating our website to include more content, and a new forum for golfers to discuss topics related to golf. With the new site we hope that you will be able to find the information you need faster, and more easily. This site is still in its infancy, so please let us know if you have suggestions for improvements.

In this first post I wanted to talk about one of the most important things that you can do on the golf course. That thing is learning how to get comfortable on the course. If you can learn this one skill, then you will be able to play at your best no matter what happens on the course. It will also make it easier for you to practice and play with other people because they will see that you are comfortable with them as well. So what exactly do I mean by “comfortable”? Well, I’m talking about feeling relaxed and confident on the golf course. It’s something I think everyone should strive for when they go out there….

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