Why Traditional Golf Psychology is Useless and What to Do Instead - Golfing Well

Why Traditional Golf Psychology is Useless and What to Do Instead

Hundreds of thousands of golfers have tried the traditional golf psychology (positive thinking) methods to improve their golf scores. Some of them have had some success – some of the time.

But from speaking with thousands of golfers, it seems that for most of you it has been an exercise in frustration and a waste of time.

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I’ll let you in on a little secret – the traditional approach to positive thinking can indeed be frustrating and often is a complete waste of time.

It’s not that you weren’t doing it correctly or often enough, or that positive thinking and affirmations have no value, it’s simply that you were missing a major piece of the puzzle.

You were practicing DENIAL. And a part of you knew it. As they say – “Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt”. You were essentially denying the part of you that knew what you were affirming, such as

“I consistently hit 90% of greens in regulation” simply was not true.

Even as you were repeating your affirmation over and over again, part of you whispered “bull****”. I call that part of you the “inner critic”. And let’s face it; the inner critic may have a point. After all, it may be a fact that in the past year, you averaged only 30% greens in regulation.


The inner critic is the voice of all negative emotions on the course – fear, doubt, anger, embarrassment, etc. It can even be an underlying cause of physical symptoms such as tension, sweaty palms, and a variety of aches and pains.

The Renegade Mindset Techniques (RMT) for Golf System deals specifically with recognizing and eliminating the inner critic. RMT is a sports-specific form of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), the most popular method in the emerging world of Energy Psychology.

Instead of denying its existence, and allowing it to subtly sabotage our best efforts at improvement, we focus our attention on it and “clear it” with the simple yet powerful RMT protocols.

Once the negative thought or belief is acknowledged and cleared, a positive affirmation can more effectively take hold in your conscious and subconscious mind. You will have eliminated its competition, and therefore it will be easier to accept.

The RMT for Golf routines always begin with recognition of the negative issue. Then you will focus on that particular issue while “tapping” to eliminate it.

DO NOT be concerned about “being negative”!

Remember, it is the acknowledgement and clearing of the negative that is the key.

With the negative feeling/emotion cleared, THEN you can install the positive substitution with ease.

Stephen Ladd is a Golf Performance Coach pioneering breakthrough energy psychology techniques, and the creator of Renegade Mindset Techniques for Golf ?. Visit RenegadeMentalGolf.com for free reports, videos, newsletters and an 8 part email mini-tutorial!

The Renegade Golf Psychology System is a valuable resource for any golfer that believes that he/she can improve upon their mental training in order to drop their handicap and/or just enjoy the game a bit more. Although some of the psychological challenges can differ from the rank beginner to the tour pro, I’m sure these techniques can be adapted and used by all of us to finally start “training our brains”.

At the time of this writing the price is $57 US. Which seems to be quite a bargain, as that just one session around here with a sports hypnotist (who may know nothing specific to golfers) is a whopping $125. Another nice feature is that these guys offer free email coaching for sixty days, as well as a solid money-back guarantee.

To test the system out for yourself CLICK HERE


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