Your tee time.
You have been on the range loosening up.
You sank a few putts.
You feel like you’re ready.
Nervous, excited, but ready.
As you draw to see who will hit first in your group, your number comes up first.
Now a little more tension sets in.
Now a few random thoughts come into play such as ….
“Alright, don’t make a fool of yourself out here right now.
Don’t slice into the next fairway.
Just make sure you hit the ball with some good contact, and
Whatever you do, don’t completely miss it!”
Did YOU know that OVER 97% of golfers are unprepared to effectively play a round of golf.
Because there are certain things YOU MUST DO, if YOU ARE SERIOUS about PLAYING YOUR BEST.
Today, I am going to focus on first tee jitters and your thought process around them.
What do you think goes into being prepared to hit YOUR first shot with confidence?
It’s very simple.
Being 100% READY.
What is being 100% READY you ask.
A big part of being 100% READY means having a strategy going into YOUR round.
An overall message that you can relate to for 18 holes.
A message that gives your entire round meaning, regardless of performance.
A message that resonates WITH YOU, specifically for YOUR ROUND.
Stay with me on this one….. it’s REALLY IMPORTANT.
If an army was going into battle, don’t YOU think they would have a strategy?
You know, a big picture plan.
Something EVERY infantryman, EVERY colonel, EVERY paratrooper and EVERYONE ELSE could relate to.
Let’s say the strategy was this ….
CAPTURE THEIR LEADER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So if you are in the midst of the battle with bullets and grenades flying all around, YOU know what the strategy is.
If you are jumping out of a plane into an enemy infested forest, YOU know what the strategy is.
IF YOU ARE THE LAST MAN STANDING, YOU know what the strategy is.
While YOUR situation may seem really bleak at times, YOU will ALWAYS REMEMBER what the strategy is.
While YOUR situation may seem really bleak at times, staying true to your STRATEGY, does this.
It Keeps YOU focused
IT Keeps YOU confident
It Keeps YOU calm
It Keeps YOU HITTING TARGETS
It Keeps YOU PLAYING YOUR BEST
I understand that golf is just a game, and in no way compares to the insane seriousness of war, but it is a battle.
It’s a battle of your knowledge, your courage, your discipline, your ability, your stamina, your fight, your tenacity, your emotions, your thoughts, your ego, your will and so much more.
I don’t know about you, but if I’m in all those battles, I want a strategy.
So why does a strategy matter to being more confident on the first tee specifically.
That is the time when you need confidence the most.
It is the first shot of the round.
It means a lot to YOU, and ….
Of course YOU want to get off to a
good GREAT START !!!
YOUR strategy is dependent on the nature of your round.
If YOU are out with friends or clients, your STRATEGY might be this.
“FOCUS ON THE POSITIVES IN EVERY CONVERSATION”
If YOU are playing a practice round before a big match, your STRATEGY might be this.
“FOCUS ON MY TARGET ON EVERY SHOT.”
If YOU are playing in the biggest match of YOUR LIFE, your STRATEGY might be this.
“TELL MYSELF I AM THE GREATEST PLAYER ON THE COURSE TODAY.”
Don’t YOU feel more confident already?
The next time you are called for YOUR tee time, I WANT YOU TO BE ….
What do YOU need to be 100% READY for? A tee time, a dance rehearsal, a BIG meeting with a BIG client, or perhaps just tomorrow? Whatever it is, I would love to help.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule 30 minutes to chat, TOTALLY FREE.
I WILL SHOW YOU HOW TO ACHIEVE