Playing Great More Often

By Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott, co-founders of VISION54.

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Most golfers we meet know a lot about what is wrong with their games. That is all fine, but only if you also know what you do when you play well. It’s a universal truth that to achieve anything, you want to know what it is you want to achieve!

One of the greatest things you can do to for your golf game is to start paying attention to what you do when you play well? When you play a few holes well, or maybe even a round, what was your experience? What was your awareness when swinging and putting? What did you do between shots? What kind of language did you have? How did you make your decisions about the shots? Commitment? Where you calm or excited? The more you know about what you do physically, mentally and emotionally the better.

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At VISION54 we call it the MY54 recipe, your unique way of playing great. If you want to play great more often, it’s essential to know how you do it. The first thing you want to do is to reflect on your best shots and rounds and write down 5-10 things you do when you play well. What are some specific things that you do under your control when you play well? You can also ask some of your trusted playing partners what they notice. In the future when you prepare for any important performance in golf, you practice your MY54 “ingredients”. Many players also keep reminding themselves during the round by having notes in the yardage book or any other place that you look at often.

Remember what you keep putting your attention to have a tendency to grow.