Do You Know The Colour Of Golf?
Tiger Woods always wore a red shirt on the final round of a tournament, so colour is paramount to a golfer's success.
Colour is significant in our everyday world and in particular the flora and fauna for repelling a predator or attracting the opposite sex. Red is often used as it is the same colour of blood and can symbolise aggression and even war!
"Colour is also an energy which has been proven to impact on one's physiology and psychology!"
Red would make Tiger more confident and powerful, while his opponents would feel intimidated. Hence when Tiger was at his best, just the colour red could be a signal to some professional golfers that their goal was at best second place. They just accepted that Tiger Woods in red on the last day would be most likely to win!
The following exercise is one that I get most of my clients to do: I get them to state what their favourite colour is and think of an incredibly memorable event such as a hole in one, or winning a tournament or golf club competition.
I then guide them through the following stages to create a very powerful resourceful anchor that they can draw on as and when needed.
Imagine a 2' / 60cm square in your favourite colour on the floor just in front of you.
Now step onto the imaginary magic coloured square and think of a golfing event that meant the most (hole in one, winning etc.). Now see yourself in the event, hear the sounds that you heard, feel the emotional feelings that you felt and notice anything else that made the event so very special. Now double the sensation! What do you see, hear, feel and notice? Double the sensation again and again. Enjoy this feeling until it just starts to wain and then step off the magic coloured square. At the height or most intense feeling, you get then clench your fist to provide a stronger anchor that you can replicate as needed,
Repeat this at least five times regularly, and especially when challenged.
Whenever you need additional energy, resources and or to boost your confidence then just imagine the coloured magic square and clench your fist to regain the energy and confidence to utilise as you need.
Only you will know that as you walk down the fairway your stepping out onto your resourceful coloured magic square. Give it a go because it won't work unless you practice it. And remember, practice doesn't make perfect, it makes improvements!
"One of my PGA Touring Pros uses this and often walks down the fairway on an imaginary blue carpet!"
Hopefully, you're beginning to find my blog posts of interest and they have started getting you thinking about the importance of the mind game? So why not share them with your golfing mates?
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