Mental Toughness

New Rules Gets to the “Core” of Mental Toughness

Below you will find a taste of our essential ideas on “Core” Mental Toughness.  Enjoy the videos and Dr. Rick’s bonus section.  Be on the outlook for our upcoming DVD, “The New Rules of Core Mental Toughness”.

The “Why” Question

Peak State For Golf

Your Golfing B.S.

Bonus section from Dr. Rick Jensen

Master the 3 Essential Mental Skills

Once you tee it up on the first hole of a round, your skill is set.  Hopefully, as we’ve advised, you’ve done all you can to take your skill to the highest possible level.  As a round progressed, mental challenges emerge, and it is your job to actively apply Essential Mental Skills as needed.  Below is a brief outline of the 3 Essential Mental Skills that players rely on to manage the on-course conditions that are ever-changing, yet ever-present during an 18-hole round.  We will have detailed exercises for you in our upcoming DVD “The New Rules of Core Mental Toughness”.

 

INTENSITY MANAGEMENT – refers to your ability to manage your physiological and mental intensity levels throughout a round of golf.  As you develop this mental skill, you will learn to stay sufficiently engaged in your game throughout the entire round, thus avoiding periods of fatigue, boredom, anxiety, and nervousness.

ATTENTION CONTROL – refers to your ability to manage internal and external distractions while focusing your attention on the appropriate variables during a round of golf.  As you develop this mental skill, you will learn to stay in the present, play one shot at a time, conduct meaningful, decisive pre-shot routines, and be more process-oriented rather than score-oriented.

THOUGHT CONTROL – refers to your ability to minimize negative thinking and excessive swing thoughts while using positive thoughts to your advantage during a round.  As you develop this mental skill, you will learn how to trust your pre-trained swing mechanics, quiet your mind while addressing the ball, and play your rounds using your most repeatable, predictable ball flight.

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