If you answer “Yes” to any of these questions, then this teaching is for you:
- Do you choke or feel nervous on key shots?
- Do you get angry or lose confidence when you hit poor shots and take that feeling onto the next?
- Do you feel frustrated because you put in plenty of time practicing but don’t see the results in your scores?
- Do you sometimes forget about course strategy and play the wrong shot making the next one and chance of a good score much harder?
- Do you think about your swing and not enough about the shot you are playing?
- Do you get too caught up with your score and only enjoy golf when you’re playing well
- Do you suffer from the yips and lose control your putting and chipping?
The equipment manufacturers would have you believe that perfection is only a new set of irons or a fancy driver away. In fact, all the new golfing technology hasn’t helped us much at all: the average handicap in the US has hovered around the 15/16 mark for the past 30 years.
It’s time to think differently about your game. Literally.
You already possess the most effective tool for improving your game beyond what you ever thought possible. It is also, in coaching terms, the most neglected.
That’s because the most important item of golf equipment is the one between your ears. Your mental attitude is the most fundamental part of your game. Every other aspect, from your swing to your decision-making, starts with your mental approach.
It’s obvious when you think about it.
Imagine you are addressing the ball on the edge of the fairway, 30 yards from the green. On the practice green, these are a cinch – but this isn’t the practice green. You need to hole out in two to save the match. Your last shot onto the green was a disaster. You really don’t want to think about the bunker to your left… so of course it’s all you think about.
You get the picture. Now imagine addressing that ball with laser-like attention, freed from nerves, niggles and anxieties. Imagine playing on the course the way you do on the driving range. Imagine playing each shot with total confidence.
It’s not a fantasy. It’s the Golf State of Mind. Using our drills and techniques you will train yourself to prepare for and play each shot on its own terms. The shots you’ve played previously, or your score, or your opponent, will cease to matter. Because once you start to concentrate on the process rather than the result – to focus only on the shot itself – your game as a whole will start to fall into place.
For the price of a couple of drinks at the clubhouse bar you can gift yourself the most effective set of tools for improving every aspect of your game – and that is guaranteed. If you are not 100% happy, we’ll refund your money with no questions asked.
What’s in the book?
The Golf State of Mind e-book is the culmination of thousands of hours spent working with top players and interviews with golf’s leading coaches. It contains 50 pages of tips, drills and lessons based on extensive research and analysis that will set you on the path to continuous improvement and lower scores from the moment you start reading.
By learning the right mental habits and routines you will take control of your thoughts, manage your emotions and take full advantage of your natural skills to play better golf. Once you have developed the Golf State of Mind, you will unlock your true potential and lower your scores – and you’ll have more fun on the course, too.
“The mental game is without a doubt the area that amateur golfers will most benefit from improving. The Golf State of Mind eBook is a highly effective way to learn and practice it.”
– Adam Gee, European PGA Tour player and former World Amateur No.1
Most golfers do not improve with practice
Unfortunately this is true. I happen to believe that time is the most precious thing we have, so why golfers would continue to waste it practicing in the wrong way, I have no idea.
Through making some fundamental shifts in the way you practice and play, you can use this valuable time much more effectively and see the results you desire. It’s up to you. After taking this course, the average players was able to reduce their average score by 5-7 shots and it can do the same for you. If not, I’ll gladly give you your money back, no questions asked.
Better players have more control over their mental and emotional state – it’s that simple. And they do this through their practice and a disciplined approach to every golf shot.
Their mind is no different to yours and if you apply yourself to learning the proper techniques, there’s no reason why you can’t develop the mental game of the very best players and rapidly lower your scores.
What most of us fail to realize, is the Mental or Mind Game, needs to be practiced like every other area of you game and with the right drills you can make progress with every session and round.
Equipment and Swing Changes ≠ Lower Scores
The last twenty years have been the most innovative in the history of golf. Drivers are much bigger, balls fly farther and are more controllable, and clubs are more forgiving. We now have more analysis of our golf swings and ball flight than ever before. Yet the average handicap remains at 16. So why have we not improved?
Because we make the same mistakes over and over again. We need a new way to practice and play that eliminates those things that prevent us from getting better. The golf industry wants us to believe that our swings and equipment hold us back, because it makes a lot of money that way. My teaching cuts through that and gives you the belief you need to start playing with a renewed, simplistic perspective of visualization, feel and positive focus. Wit the help of my eBook, you will develop the Golf State of Mind. If you don’t I’ll give you your money back, no questions asked.
“David captures the real essence of how to play golf with a clear mind while helping you focus on a repeatable process, instead of the technical details. David can help any golfer find his natural self. By doing this, he makes the game simpler and more fun for all. Way to go David.” ~ Eben Dennis, Power Feel Golf and Former Mental Coach for Nick Faldo
Play Golf With More Focus and Feel
Golf State of Mind eBook is a proven process for learning how to play golf with more confidence, mental toughness, and positive belief so you can get into the “zone” by thinking less and playing more on the golf course.
We all know being relaxed, focused and free of self doubt leads to shooting lower scores, but how does one achieve this mental state? The answer may surprise you. It isn’t reserved for the Rorys and Tigers of the world.
By practicing drills you would not expect, you’ll learn how to ingrain a “feeling” for shots. Did you hear about Seve and his 3-iron? if you have, you’ll get the idea. By learning the right habits and routines you will take control of your thoughts, manage your emotions and take full advantage of your natural skills to play better golf. Once you’ve developed a Golf State of Mind, you’ll unlock your true golf potential, lower your scores and have more fun on the golf course.
A sample drill:
1. “Beat 15” Short Game Drill
Aim of the game: focus and pressure on your short game to build confidence
a. Pick 5 spots around the green of varying difficulty and play 3 balls from each spot. Use whatever club you like
b. Use the following scoring system and try to beat 15:
Over 6 ft – 0 pts
Within 6ft – 1 point
Within 3ft – 3 points
In the hole – 5 points
2. Slam Dunk Drill
Aim of the game: To Focus on Your Landing Spot for chip shots
a. Take your most lofted club and pick a spot 5 yards away from the hole. The goal here is to fly the ball into the hole without it hitting the green first
b. After each shot, move a pace back until you’ve hit 5 shots (your last one is from 10 yards away). Total up your hole-outs and make this your target for next time
3. Pressure Putts:
Aim of the game: Put Your Putting Under Pressure by having a consequence for missing
a. Start 30ft from the hole and try to hole that putt
b. If you hole it, you move on to the next hole (9 holes in total)
c. If you miss it, move the ball back from where it finished by one club length and repeat the process
d. Consider each hole a par 2 and total your score for the nine holes
“David MacKenzie has created an amazing tool for anyone ready to tackle the mental game of golf. His “Golf State of Mind” system is very organized and yet exquisitely simple. David takes you through each aspect of the game, from long to short, talking you through the stumbling blocks and helping you clear them out of your way. I love it. His insights help my golf game, and my everyday life.” ~ Danielle Tucker, The Golf Club Radio Show.
Most Golf Practice is a Complete Waste of Time
Undoubtedly the best way to practice is with the same pressure you would feel on the golf course, not tinkering with your swing and hitting to the same target on the driving range. This eBook contains drills that will make you feel nerves and get better at handling them. You’ll play games against yourself and your heart will race over the last few shots to beat your best score, just as you would when coming down the stretch. You’ll learn how to get your mind and body synchronized with non-technical thoughts by playing a relaxed game based around visualization and feel. This book has all the exercises to make this happen.
Learn the Mental Game Fundamentals
- Your mind controls the shot
- Lose expectations and the ego
- Make Your Game About Visualization and Feel not swing mechanics
- Get out of your comfort zone to better scores
- Embrace nerves and prevent choking in the big events
- Become a scrambler
- Let go of the golf swing and find the target
- Set the right goals for the round and your season
- Focus and concentrate on the positive
- Build confidence and hone a shot routine
- Commit, trust your swing and eliminate self doubt
- Relax and enjoy the game in between shots
- What to do when you feel nerves and pressure
- Feel like you can hole every shot within 50 yards
- Develop a sound course strategy to avoid the “big numbers”
- Accept EVERY shot, good or bad, and move onto the next
- Pre-round warm up (Putting, Short Game and Driving Range)
- Stay in the present when you’re close to your best score or winning your match
- Post round analysis, so you can make the most of your practice
- How to make your game about visualization and feel instead of technical thoughts
Then Try Over 25 drills and games for the course, range, short game area and putting green!
“David Mackenzie has a subtle yet genius approach toward the mental game. I got the chance to work with him and his knowledge of the mental game really helped to change my thought process on the golf course. After working with him, I felt more confident and I look forward to working with him in the future!”
– Aubrey McCormick, Big Break Atlantis 2012 Competitor
“David’s eBook highlights the difference that makes a difference. When you practice these fundamentals you not only remove self imposed interference, but it returns you to your natural brilliance. Simple and deceptively brilliant.”
– Peter Taylor, Golf Mind Coach, English Golf Union
– Chris J Smith, Yorkshire, British Boys Champion
Golf State Of Mind heavily concentrates on helping the player stay in the moment, and helps the player overcome the ghosts of shots past and shots future. To date, I’ve read the eBook three times all the way from beginning to end. I have much work to do on my mental game, and much more time to spend working on refining it. Golf State Of Mind will be in my iPod, in my computer and in my car to help me get my game on the right mental path.”
– Tony Korologos, The Golf Space & Hooked On Golf Blog
– Jeff Skinner, LinksLifeGolf.com
“Played today with a consistent routine for the first time in my entire life (thanks to you). I just won my Club’s 40th Marathon–a one-day, 72-hole slog through the pouring rain this year–and I attribute my success to the mental discipline your eBook has helped me to develop (77!!!!). Thanks!”
– James Long Hale, Author of Golf Sonnets
I have had an exceptional year of golf results with a Club championship win, two other trophys and my handicap reducing by 1.2 so whatever is in your state of mind program, with my experience it is working. Thanks again and look forward to more of the good stuff.”
– Craig Morrison, 1 handicap, Edzell Scotland.
“The simplicity of the techniques used means golfers of any level will benefit from the Golf State of Mind. Whether you are a club player or touring professional, I would recommend these audio sessions to greatly improve your mental approach to the game.”
– Karen Quinn, ALPG Professional, Ladies European Tour caddy
– Dr. Matt Andrews, Psychology phd, Surrey University. Former British Universities player
“At last. An approach to golf teaching that is simple, non-technical and emphasizes what is most important to improve – The Mental Game. Golf State of Mind is a well structured way to learn the optimal mind set for golf.”
– Richard Hanna, PGA Professional
– Hilary Thornhill, Merrist Wood Golf Club.
“There is so much benefit to be had from learning a better mental game whatever your handicap. I have recommended the Golf State of Mind to my students and it is helping them simplify the game and think more positively.”
– Ben Sargent, PGA Professional, The Wisley Golf Club.
– Martin Woodbridge, British National Assistants Finalist.
“Thought I would let you know that I played a quick 9 this morning on my home course and shot a 4 under par “32” with 4 birdies and no bogies. The part about feeling the shot, visualization and just enjoying the round helped me “go to the next level”. Just the tone of the voice in it sets you up for a relaxed focused round. Last year at this time I was shooting in the low 80’s and upper 70’s most of the time. Although I have been playing for many years, this year has by far been my best with 2 sub par 70’s just in the last month. I will be 57 next month and feel like my best golf is yet to come.”
– Dave Davison, Lawrence, KS, USA.
– Sara Woodward, The Golf Police
“For me the mental game is the most over-looked aspect of golf teaching. This ebook is a great insight into why golfers under-perform and the disciplined shot routine reminds us of what a visual and feel based game this really is.”
– Christopher Ellis, Pyrford Golf Club, Surrey, UK.
– James Hardy, 14 Handicap, Sydney, Australia
“Thanks, David, for your indispensable guide to the mental game. Before your help, apprehension was my dominant emotion when addressing the ball. If I’m truthful with myself, I never knew where it was going to go. Your eBook has given me the ability not only to visualize each shot as I want to play it, but also to hit it there.”
– Jonny Goodman, 22 Handicap, London, UK
– Simon Brandon, 18 Handicap, London, UK
“This is probably the best golf lesson I’ve taken. I feel that every time I practice and play, I’m getting better.”
– Felix Von Knorring, IEC Sports, Geneva, Switzerland.
– Allen Peltier, Abbeville, LA
“Yesterday I purchased the download of GSOM and listened to the complete package already 2 times. It fits perfect in my effort of improving my golf game on both fundamentals. Thanks! Will keep you updated on progress and enjoymentof my golf game.”
– Guenther Petrovitz, Vienna, Austria
About David MacKenzie: David MacKenzie is a mental game golf coach and lives in Washington DC. He currently coaches golfers of all levels on how to improve and maintain confidence on the golf course and enjoy the game, irrespective of score. David has devised a unique, yet simple, way to learn golf that does not involve any technical game learning. He teaches drills to improve powers of visualization and feel, how to switch on and off on the golf course and maximize a player’s potential.