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The Golf Psychology Podcast

Oct 28, 2018

Dr. Patrick Cohn, golf psychology expert and author of the "Golfer's Mental Edge" CD program and Breaking The Yips Cycle DVD program, teaches amateur to tour professional golfers how to improve their mental game of golf using golf psychology strategies developed over the last 20 years of his career.

Do you struggle to take your range ball striking to the course?

In this week's golf psychology session, mental game of golf expert and author of The Mental Game of Golf, Dr. Cohn, responds to a question from Justin about his ball striking on the driving range verses on the course.

Justin wrote in and said:

"I have become one of the best ball strikers on the driving range I have ever seen. I can hit shot after shot on the range when practicing when warming up for a round. I've been unable to take this shot to the golf course expect for one out of ten rounds. More times than not, what will happen to me on the course is my ball striking becomes a two. If it is a nine on the range it becomes a two on the course. It’s very frustrating and I think there s deceleration and over swing if that makes sense..."

What you have to find out is, start with an awareness exercise, what happens on the range verses the course?

What this means is that often you’re going to notice differences when you’re going to the course...

Differences in your performance, in your swing, in what you’re thinking...

So the first thing you have to take into is what’s the pressure and expectations you’re putting on yourself when you go to play a round?

What changes from the range to the course?

Listen to the podcast now to learn what mental game tips Dr. Cohn gives to help golfers take their driving range ball striking to the course.

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