The Golf Swinger Doctor

Golf Tips: How To Improve Your Chipping With Sports Psychology And Self-Hypnosis

Golf Tips: How To Improve Your Chipping With Sports Psychology And Self-Hypnosis

You are close to the green and thinking par or birdie. Then you chunk the ball, fail to hit it square, or hit it too thin and you are suddenly facing a bogey.

Chipping, putting and pitching can be quite frustrating, especially after a great drive and good approach shot on a par four.

Also, as most golfers know, the short game is more about mental toughness than it is about physical toughness.

Before moving into how you can use self-hypnosis and sports psychology to improve your chipping, it makes sense to review some of the mechanical keys to chipping effectively.

1. Think of the chipping stroke as being very much like the putting stroke.

2. Keep your hands soft.

3. Keep your head still and quiet.

4. Keep your eyes and head right over the ball.

5. Practice landing the ball four or five feet on the green with a lob wedge, sand wedge, pitching wedge, nine iron, eight iron, seven iron, five iron and three wood. Once you get consistent at doing this, you will be able to let the appropriate club get the right amount of roll from your solid stroke.

Now, here are a few of the mental techniques you can use to improve your chipping.

While you are away from the course, the range and the practice facility, engage in some mental practice which can help you relaxation and focus.

Self-hypnosis, guided imagery, meditation, visualization and mindfulness training are all branches of the same psychological tree and you can benefit from using one of these or all of these.

Once you master one or several of these techniques, you can place yourself in this trance state when you are standing over the golf ball.

In addition, engage in what I call mental cross training by participating in sports like bowling, billiards, target shooting, foul shooting and darts. These kinds of sports require the same mental focus as does golf.

1. Take a few deep breaths before you stand behind the ball.

2. Take another deep breath and inhale relaxation, confidence and focus and exhale any anxiety, self-doubt or lack of focus.

3. Close your eyes and then open then again. Realize that your vision can improve as you relax yourself with your breathing.

4. Now, find your line and color it with your favorite color.

5. Find your landing spot and color it with the same color.

6. Allow your club to move the ball to your landing spot.

7. Do not move your head until after your ball has left the club.

This post may contain affiliate links.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

e-books to improve your total game:

View More...

Don’t just take our word for it!

"The "Draw" System has improved my consistency. I am able to keep my drives on the fairway with more distance which makes my second shot easier while approaching the green.

The biggest benefits The "Draw" System has done for my game is to increase distance and accuracy with all shots. The "Draw" System has increased my distance on all shots by 15 to 30 yards! Thirty yards with the driver all the way down to 15 with the sand wedge.

What I liked the best about The "Draw" System is that it works! I have tried all types of gadgets and read tips from all different magazines as well as taken lessons. None of them worked. Not until I found The "Draw" System.

I have seen different systems which claim to fix your golf slice but none of these have worked for me. The "Draw" System works! In it are easy to follow instructions and there are very good pictures for a visual explanation to go along with the print.

I enjoy playing golf more since completing The "Draw" System because I can predict where my shots are going instead of wondering where my shots will end up. Thank You!!!"

Shawn Lett
Texas, USA

Testimonial

"After following this system I am hitting the ball more solidly and have learnt not to 'overhit' attempting to get that extra 'meter.' The biggest benefit The "Draw" System has done is to give me a more consistent strike of the ball - I actually had a 100 meter wedge back-spin to the hole today.

Also this system has eliminated a tendency for my drives to fade/slice and I have seen videos that were basically aiming at the same objective but didn't provide the clear steps to work through like your system does."

Alan Jones
New South Wales, Australia