TASK FOCUS

 

Golf training requires three steps: You must have clubs that fit perfectly. You must have a mechanical motion that you can reproduce with consistency. And you must learn to control the fear. Fear is the ultimate controller of the first two steps. Focused attention, a sense of control, competence and enjoyment are the characteristics of optimal performance. Golfers are more likely to perform optimally if they are convinced that they possess the skills required to successfully perform a challenging task.

This will be possible if they adopt a Task-Involved (rather than ego-involved) goal. Task-Involved goals equate success and the demonstration of ability to personal improvement, trying hard, and meeting the demands of the task at hand.

Golfers are more likely to perceive themselves as capable when they perform a task of which they are capable. Goals are associated with the belief that hard work and the desire to learn and improve lead to success. Golfers will experience peak performance more often.

To become Task Focusedocused, you must start to become aware of your hands during the motion.