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Mindset techniques – Master Your Mind – Slash Your Handicap

This brief article reveals three mental golf tips utilizing a cutting-edge technique known as TAPPING

What is TAPPING..?

Tapping is a do-it-yourself form of acupuncture that we use for golf psychology, except you don’t use needles. Instead you simply tap on a few “clearing points” while focusing on and saying (to yourself, if appropriate) the negative feeling or emotion.

For the sake of simplicity, the following golf tips will only use a single point, referred to as the “collar bone point”. However, it is not the exact collar bone, but rather the two bony notches at the base of your neck. It is about the spot where you would knot a necktie. Just tap this point with an open hand approximately 10 times as instructed in the tips below.


GOLF TIP # 1 – Tapping in your Pre-shot Routine

Tap while focusing on any negative feeling or emotion you might have about the upcoming shot.If you don’t have anything in particular, just use the term “tension”.

Take a deep breath and say to yourself “Let it be easy

Step up and swing the club.

GOLF TIP # 2 – Tapping in your Post-shot Routine

What…you don’t have a post-shot routine? That’s the subject for another article. For now we’ll keep it simple and divide your shot results into either positive or negative.

POSITIVE – If the shot ended up where you intendedSimply tap and say “Exactly”, “Spot on”, “Nice”, or any other positive phrase indicating to yourself that you manifested the intended result.

NEGATIVE – If the shot did NOT play out as plannedTap and say “Anger”, “Frustration”, or whatever emotion the less-than-perfect shot brings up.

Take a deep breath.

Say to yourself “This is more what I had in mind“….

And then take another easy practice stroke and visualize the ball going exactly where you intended.

This is very important because it will plant in your subconscious mind this more positive result.

GOLF TIP # 3 – Tapping for Anger Management

Is there any activity on earth that people love to hate more than golf..?

Any time that you feel anger on the course, just tap and say “anger”, “pissed off” or whatever best describes your feelings (and is somewhat appropriate given your environment).

Take a deep breath

Don’t be fooled into believing that something so simple can’t be effective. Try these mental golf tips out for yourself and then make your own decision.

Stephen Ladd is a Golf Mental Performance Coach pioneering breakthrough energy psychology techniques, and the creator of Renegade Mindset Techniques for Golf.

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Visit to learn more about training for a career in golf. Dr. Sarah Castillo, the Director of the Sports Psychology Program at National University, explains why having a golf routine is important. To discuss this golf tip with other golfers and share your own leave a comment below. We look forward to your feedback. ******************************************************** Dialog from the Video ******************************************************** Hi I’m Dr. Sarah Castillo and I’m the Director of the Sports Psychology Program at National University. I’m going to talk to you a little about the importance of a routine. All human beings are creatures of habit. Anything that we do over and over again, whether it’s good or bad, we’re likely to repeat. So the more often you do something the more likely you’re going to cue your brain and cue your body to execute the same response. Think about it this way. When you drive to work or to school everyday, you take exactly the same route. You know the directions by heart, you know what time you have to leave the house, and chances are, even if you have to make some adjustments for traffic, or take a different route, you’re going to make it to work, and home, at about the same time everyday. There’s no thinking about it and you can devote all your attention to getting there and getting back safely. The same holds true in golf. Routines in golf serve the same purpose as they do driving to work. They help your brain and your body
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