Is your glass half-empty or half-full? How you answer this age-old question about positive thinking may reflect your outlook on life, as well as your golf game. As a golfer I’m sure you have heard that positive thinking in golf is a must. But how exactly do you think positively?
The following article written by Sports psychologist Dr. Bob Rotella, is fairly old written in 2008 but still gives some great insight into positive thinking for golfers. Dr. Bob Rotella teaches athletes how to use their minds to reach their potential and has been a consultant to more than 20 PGA Tour players. The article basically outlines that having control of your mind and using it properly is what can separate you from the competition, whether that’s at your club or on the PGA Tour. Ultimately as a golfer you need to commit yourself to developing both your physical and mental skills.
Another perspective is from an article written by Dean Kandle a PGA Head Golf Professional, its not specifically about thinking positive but more about managing your expectations and seeking opportunities from the skills you possess.