You know many people say golf is all about your mind and it’s true, most of your good golf is played in your mind.
I am sure this happens to you on the golf course like every time you play, you get on some kind of bogey train or even worse double-bogey train. It’s one of those bad holes one after another.
But here’s the thing, virtually EVERY golfer goes through this at least once in their round, even the guy who wins the U.S. Open. (Well it might be called Par Train for them.)
Whatever train you are on, it’s not that it happens to you but you do something to break that cycle.
How to get out of bogey train? (and other trains)
First, you need to think in the present, think of the shot at hand. No matter how many bad shots you’ve been hitting, don’t think about that but really clear your mind, visualize the shot you are going to play RIGHT NOW, and do it. If it doesn’t work out, too bad but at least you gave yourself the best chance by thinking positive. The worst is if you give up and sloppily hit your current shot while visualizing all the bad shots you’ve been hitting, that’s a sure way to never get off the bogey train.
Second, you need to think of make just a “par” on every hole.
I tell ya, once you get on the “par train”, it’s really easy to hop onto the “birdie train”. And once you are on the “birdie train”, making birdies become really easy and those are rounds when you shoot under par.
So, getting back to the basics, think simple and think one shot at a time, one hole at a time.
Whenever I play a round of golf and I get on one of those bogey trains, the faster I can just make a “par” is when I start to take control over my round and rest of my round goes well.
Anyways, next time you are on the bogey train (or whatever), try my advice and keep golf simple in your mind, your mind/scores will thank you for it.