Pre-Shot Routine for Consistent Golf

One of the mistakes I see with many golfers is the lack of a pre-shot routine.  I watch many players immediately get over the ball and then think of all the mechanics they need to execute the shot.  

The problem, as I see it, is the golfer is using the conscious mind to ask the body (the subconscious mind) to execute the shot.  Sometimes the two minds are not congruent, resulting in a shot that doesn’t go as planned.  

The conscious mind tries to execute the shot your thinking about but the subconscious mind produces what it knows is the shot that you have executed most times.  

The subconscious mind holds your imagination, emotions, memories, and operates all bodily functions.  You have been swinging the club for a long time.  

Your swing is properly stored in your subconscious.  Use your subconscious mind to execute the shot you desire.  Play "In the Zone"!  

Play better mental golf by improving your consistent golf preparation.  It starts with a pre-shot routine.  Read below for the elements of a pre-shot routine.

Try this pre-shot routine for your golf swing

Step 1
Activate your analytical conscious mind to determine the distance you need, the wind direction, the elevation, and the lie.  With that information gathered, choose the club that will get the job done.
Step 2
Stand behind the ball and activate the IMAGINATION of your subconscious mind and VISUALIZE  how the shot should look.  Run the movie in your mind of the successful shot.
Step 3
Walk up to the ball.  Get into your stance.  Take a deep breath.  Inhale.  Slowly exhale.  (It will relax your body and mind).  Take your swing with no further thought and enjoy the results. Let your subconscious mind produce the shot you just visualized in your pre-shot routine.

Using hypnosis, you can make changes in your subconscious mind and change your mindset to play better golf.  Hypnosis is the bypassing of the conscious mind to make valuable changes for 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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