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Here's a trick I learned from an instructor a few years back. Think of a riddle, or joke, or even song lyrics. Say the lines to yourself or even out loud. But the thing that really gets your brain out of the way in a pressure packed moment is to try to strike the ball on a certain word. That really helps me when the pressure is on. I used The Diceman's Little Miss Muffet.

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Here's what I think the big secret is... there is no one big secret. The only way you get comfortable playing under pressure is to continue to put yourself in those type of situations. It's not fun and it's not easy, but it's what I think has worked best for me. By acclimating to the situation you know how you're going to react and adjust accordingly. Without that basis of information or experience you'll never be a good pressure player. It sucks to say it that way and I know that's only one man's opinion, but it's what helped me best.

 

Also, I enjoy singing on the course. Always have, always will. Keeps me loose. Not really thinking about the rhythmic nature of song, just to entertain myself.

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Here's what I think the big secret is... there is no one big secret. The only way you get comfortable playing under pressure is to continue to put yourself in those type of situations. It's not fun and it's not easy, but it's what I think has worked best for me. By acclimating to the situation you know how you're going to react and adjust accordingly. Without that basis of information or experience you'll never be a good pressure player. It sucks to say it that way and I know that's only one man's opinion, but it's what helped me best.

 

Also, I enjoy singing on the course. Always have, always will. Keeps me loose. Not really thinking about the rhythmic nature of song, just to entertain myself.

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Put much nicer and with a cartoon Panda voiced by Jack Black to boot, thanks Stud

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After a heck of a lot of debate, I have decided to play this year's club championship. I was debating because I have not played to my best this season and my chronic anxiety issues since this will be the first one I play in without the medication backing me up.

 

Truth is that I know I am capable of playing well and even winning but I will never give myself a chance if I can't control the pressure.

 

So I guess this question is for anyone who has ever won under pressure or has been able to conquer their own anxiety. What tip or tips can you give me to beat this anxiety? What can I do to keep my focus on my game and no one else's?

 

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Ive got two pieces of advice...

 

1. No matter what happens, life will go on. You'll wake up the next day no better or worse a man if you win or lose. Not life and death. So focus on doing your best and whatever results, it is what it is.

 

2. One shot at a time. Nothing before or after matters. It's that shot and that shot only.

 

Play well.

 

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Ive got two pieces of advice...

 

1. No matter what happens, life will go on. You'll wake up the next day no better or worse a man if you win or lose. Not life and death. So focus on doing your best and whatever results, it is what it is.

 

2. One shot at a time. Nothing before or after matters. It's that shot and that shot only.

 

Play well.

 

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Try to play loose and have fun!

 

 

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Here's what I think the big secret is... there is no one big secret. The only way you get comfortable playing under pressure is to continue to put yourself in those type of situations. It's not fun and it's not easy, but it's what I think has worked best for me. By acclimating to the situation you know how you're going to react and adjust accordingly. Without that basis of information or experience you'll never be a good pressure player. It sucks to say it that way and I know that's only one man's opinion, but it's what helped me best.

 

Also, I enjoy singing on the course. Always have, always will. Keeps me loose. Not really thinking about the rhythmic nature of song, just to entertain myself.

Dammm, I just realized I sing to myself while playing also. This weeks it's been Tom Petty, Free Fallin”. That's freakin weird

 

 

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Dammm, I just realized I sing to myself while playing also. This weeks it's been Tom Petty, Free Fallin”. That's freakin weird

 

 

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Slow, smooth song. Weird you can have a nice golf swing with that kinda tempo in your head 😀

 

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I too have struggled with anxiety during competitive golf matches.  When I was a junior it definitely had a negative effect on my game.  By forcing myself in to tourney after tourney I began to handle it much better.  I think playing really bad helps this more than playing well.  To be honest, nowadays I really look forward to a game where the stakes are high enough for me to get the butterflies.  Keep playing in that club championship, and look at the nerves as something that adds importance to your game instead of shining a spotlight on your mistakes.  

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Preshot routine. Takes the thinking out of the process. Don't worry about what the other guy is doing... Play your own game.

 

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Just hit the ball is my strategy. I save the thinking and tinkering for the driving range.

 

 

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Never use the word not. Do not hit it in the water..... do not mis this putt left...

I have a good friend who says this all the time. The reason is, your mind cannot process negative thoughts, when you said don't it doesn't process the not portion of it, it only processes the do part of the statement, so basically you are telling yourself, do hit it in the water, positive thought is big in Golf.

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Dammm, I just realized I sing to myself while playing also. This weeks it's been Tom Petty, Free Fallin”. That's freakin weird

 

 

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Today, I have the Glenn Frey song,  The Heat is On, in my head.  I wonder how that's going to affect my game?  Cold and windy today!!

 

"The shadows high on the darker side

Behind the doors, it's a wilder ride

You can make a break, you can win or lose

That's a chance you take, when the heat's on you

When the heat is on"

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Today, I have the Glenn Frey song, The Heat is On, in my head. I wonder how that's going to affect my game? Cold and windy today!!

 

 

"The shadows high on the darker side

Behind the doors, it's a wilder ride

You can make a break, you can win or lose

That's a chance you take, when the heat's on you

When the heat is on"

This morning was “She came in thru the bathroom window”, Beatles , Abbey Road.

 

 

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Experience and more experience. If you cant put yourself in those kinds of situations regulary on the golf course try to test yourself in your daily routine. One example is talking if front of people more. If you make yourself uncomfortable daily it will not effect you on the golf course. Oh and when you need to make a 3 footer for the match just tell yourself it is a gimme, smile and drain it.

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I have a good friend who says this all the time. The reason is, your mind cannot process negative thoughts, when you said don't it doesn't process the not portion of it, it only processes the do part of the statement, so basically you are telling yourself, do hit it in the water, positive thought is big in Golf.

 

Do not win today  :D

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