The Golf Voice In Your Head

TAP emag photo shoot 054The “voice in your head” can either help or destroy your golf performance.  Here are a few, quick warning signs for self sabotaging thoughts:

-Fixating on things that are out of your control. (i.e. weather, bad bounces, etc.)

-Obsessing about Results

-Having Expectations

-Focusing on your Weakness

-Finding yourself thinking about the Past or Future.

When the “voice in your head” has taken over, heed the warning signs early and MANAGE your SELF TALK.  It’s difficult, but in the long run eliminating the negative thoughts is well worth it!

Dodie Mazzuca is the Director of Instruction at Troon Country Club in Scottsdale, AZ (Oct-May).  She also teaches golf in Santa Cruz, CA (May-Oct).  To contact Dodie visit:


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