Looking for a golf tip that will help you in your next game?

If you know me you’ll know I’m not a fan of golf tips. But what I’m about to share with you is a strategy that can be used throughout your round to maximise your chances of playing your best golf. So it’s more than a golf tip – it really should become part of your golf routine.

So what’s the tip?

It’s to soften your mind.

All to often we let the pressure of the course, our score, playing partners or the situation get the better of us.

We over think and attempt to take in too much information. This might seem like the right thing to do but it rarely is.

Over thinking is a form of choking. Motor skills are performed best when we get out of our own way. They don’t require conscious input. So no matter how much you feel the need to think and analyse you need to let go – or soften your mind.

“Stop your wheels spinning” is a term I like to use. Relax, focus on what you want to do and hit the ball. It’s simple but there’s nothing else you can really do.

If you have trouble softening your mind you can listen to the birds, feel the wind in your face or smell the roses. This will do the trick.

Addition: I should have added that this approach of softening your mind will help in all areas of day to day living. Driving in peak hour traffic, dealing with a difficult person and even problem solving.