Mental Training On The Course

The Golf drills here will improve your mental abilities - concentration, perseverance, emotion control and so on.

They have other benefits too which you'll discover when you start practicing them, but their main purpose is learning to play at your best despite pressure.

As a  player your most efficient and capable of good results when in the zone state. That's when the mind is empty.   If a player is thinking about too much, he disturbs his concentration and consequently makes errors.

Especially damaging are thoughts about negative outcome . The most common is thinking about duffing the shot just before the swing. You can almost predict the mistake will follow.

One of the main purposes of these drills is to show the player how to find this zone state and how much better he performs in that state. And that is actually the only thing besides effort that a player can control.

Many of these golfing drills will put the player under pressure and then he will have to perform a task under these circumstances. 

In any case, if a player wants to be successful in a real round, then he needs to practice his skills with various golfing drills and develop mental toughness through time. A player cannot become mentally tough by reading books or by just going to a sports psychologist.

He needs to experience success in real situations to really become good with his mental abilities. The first step can be information in various forms - books, websites, workshops and so on. The next steps are golf drills that are designed to improve mental toughness.

Then a player needs to play practice matches where he is playing  but at the same time also practicing his mental skills. The final stage are real golf games where at first a player is not that good with his mental skills, but through repetition and success they become automatic.

Some of the drills are of the more general nature - like putting drills, which apply to all  greens. Then other drills are more situation specific oriented - like getting up and down, but practicing perseverance and playing under pressure.

Some drills are very match score specific - like having to par 17 and 18 holes to win.