Golf Shot Visualization is Critical in Your Golf Game

Nick Faldo says “Visualization is one of the most powerful things we have”

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Golf in Pictures

Golf shot visualization is important because most golfers see things in pictures.  For instance, when they describe their latest round of golf to their friends, they envision each shot and talk about how the shot was executed.  Their mind creates the video of how they saw the shot executed.  

The Subconscious Mind

Use the power of your subconscious mind to practice visualization on the golf course to improve your golf performance.  Nick Faldo calls visualization the most powerful thing related to the golf swing.

Positive Golf Visualizations

Visualization is a very powerful tool of the subconscious mind. When we visualize the golf shot we want to make, it will happen.  So, when you're standing over the ball, ready to hit that drive, visualize it going into the fairway.  Picture the flight path and the height of the ball as it soars into the air and lands softly into the fairway.  You always visualize a successful shot, not a bad shot.  Your mind knows how to process positive golf visualizations.

Imagine When Putting

When you putt, visualize the ball rolling exactly as you read it and watch it fall into the cup.  Allow your imagination to paint the pictures of a successful putt.  Let your subconscious mind run your golf game and you will lower your scores.

Pre-Shot Routine Visualization

Adding golf shot visualization to your pre-shot routine can really benefit your game.  It doesn't take much time and it will coordinate your mind and body to hit the ball the way you envision it.  This one change to your golf routine will show up in better contact, more accurate putts and lower your handicap.  Take your time on the golf course when you prepare for each shot.  Of course, you must play on time and not hold up the group behind you.

About the author, Tom Laessig

Tom is an avid golfer and hypnotherapist. He specializes in working with golfers to improve their golf performance by working on the mental aspects of the game.

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