Having the right kind of mental preparation for Golf is key if you are to upskill in any way. We all know that golf is a sport that can be practiced at any age because of its low rate of injury and is very healthy given its game characteristics; it requires constant aerobic exercise, concentration, precision and above all control over our body.
But playing golf is not just about getting there and “getting on with it”. The mental preparation that is required to become a good golfer is quite steep in terms of its learning curve. As with most sports, practicing mental exercises is key in order to be able to use them effectively in your game. Playing golf requires some previous physical preparation, focused mainly on improving our skill and preventing certain unwanted injuries. This wont be an article about how to play golf. This article will focus mainly on mental preparations that I have learnt over the years.
All golf lovers know that the golf swing is a movement that involves a rotation of the torso that, if not performed correctly, it can generate pain in the lower back, especially if the muscles surrounding the spine are not strong. For this reason, the best thing to do is to train the body with the aim of improving our movement and avoiding injuries derived from certain fast and violent movements of flexion, compression, and rotation.
To get the best out of our game, it is best to prepare our body on three levels, training muscle strength, balance, and coordination.