Category: Mental Disruptions
You are one of the last groups in a tournament to play. You feel that you are at a disadvantage because it just rained really hard after several other groups have finished playing.
Once you make a mistake on the course, you begin to hit poorly.
You are playing a par 5 and cannot afford to take a lot of shots.
You really wish you could hit just a little further than usual on this next shot.
You have a harder time making good contact with the ball while playing on the course than you do at the driving range.
You are always trying to improve some aspect in your game. This often causes tension when you are playing because you cannot stop thinking about the details in your swing.
You have great rhythm and flow during your practice swing but lack this grace when you actually hit the ball.
You do not play as well as you need to play, especially in competitions. You then become irritated or angry and play even worse.
You can never seem to hit a perfect shot and find a series of endless flaws in your swing. Once you fix one mistake, you find another aspect of your game that needs improvement.
You are always up tight and your game suffers because of it.