I wanted to share some visualization guidelines from Jason Selk’s fantastic mental training book entitled 10-Minute Toughness. Selk’s intent is to keep mental training brief and impactful, so I will try to have my article mirror that mission.
(You can grab a copy of his book at https://go.magik.ly/ml/cecw/)
Guideline 1: Choose 1 of 3 Mental Video Camera Angles
All angles are beneficial, but Angle 3 is the most powerful. It actually makes your muscles fire in sequence.
Guideline 2: Pay Attention to Detail
Guideline 3: Frequent and Brief is Key
Guideline 4: Visualize from Beginning to End
Guideline 5: Emotionally Feel the Way You Want to Feel
Guideline 6: Replay Until You Get it Right
Guideline 7: Give Credit Where Credit is Due
Guideline 8: Operate at Game Speed
If you consistently implement these 8 guidelines, the research shows you will enhance your performance. Best of luck on the course!
Director of Performance Psychology
Western Wisconsin Golf