One of the challenges of improving your mental game is properly assessing and measuring it, so you know whether the time you spend working on it helping you improve.
If you don’t know what your baseline is (with anything), it’s hard to say whether you’re getting better, other than seeing an improvement in your scores in tournaments.
Being able to measure mental performance is something fairly subjective. But with my mental game scorecard, which I’ve devised from my 10 years of coaching, you can get a % mental score after each round. The beauty of it, is that (from my experience), the better mental score, the better the actual score (on average). By setting mental goals for each round (that are completely within your control) and focusing on achieving them, you’ll be focused on the things that will help you most (instead of thinking about score and other things that create performance anxiety).
In any given round, it’s the mental game that’s going to make the difference. Your technical and physical skills are what they are, you’re not going to improve them during a round. However, to get access to your very best skills (and play to your potential) is going require mental discipline, staying present, responding well to mistakes, execution of your routines, and a positive attitude.
In other words, unless your focus is on executing a good “mental performance” you won’t get the scores you ultimately desire.
After you download the mental game scorecard, we’ll work on defining your personal process and establishing where your focus needs to be at any point during the 4 hours of a round. Once you’ve done this, you’ll have a blueprint for your best golf and something to measure the success of every round.
Upon reviewing the mental game scorecard, you’ll find out exactly where you can improve your mental game, so you get better when the pressure’s on. Click below to get started on a better mental game and lower scores.