Even after you’ve secured your mind in the present at the best golf course in Scottsdale, you still have to direct it toward the task at hand, or “process.” Most players think in terms of results, outcomes, or consequences (i.e. thinking about making a birdie putt instead of focusing on the execution of the stroke required). While you’re in action on the course, thoughts of winning and succeeding can actually inhibit performance.
This type of thinking is extremely typical at all levels. And sometimes, despite poor thinking, the putt is holed. However, if you recognize this type of thinking while it’s happening and put yourself back in the process (“focus on rolling this putt toward the right edge”), you will discover that executes more consistently in competition overtime at the Golf course in Scottsdale.
Staying in the process is extremely challenging for players at every level at Scottsdale golf club because the tendency to think and speak in terms of results is part of the paradigm of the game. You, for example, may say to yourself before a match, “if I win this match, I move on to the semi-finals of the club championship.” And after the match, everyone you see will ask “How’d you do?” or “Did you win?”
The emphasis placed on the outcome by others is very difficult to overcome, however, if you listen to top players talk after a round at Scottsdale golf courses, they routinely say they stayed in the process of hitting each shot as well as possible, and that they didn’t worry about other people, how others were playing, or what number they’d have to shoot.
While playing at the Golf course in Scottsdale, Trust what you’ve trained (and prepared) to do and let the shot outcome be what it is, without judgment.
Here is a closing tip from Jack Nicklaus: “your worst putt is always going to be better than your best chip.” Don’t be afraid to practice your off-green putting.
Hope you enjoy your game at the best golf course in Scottsdale.