I assume that like a lot of you obtainable, I was glued to the TV on Sunday watching Tiger Woods and his golf hypnosis prevail over Sean O’Hair within the last round of the Bay Hill Classic. It was great to peer Tiger prevailing despite not producing an extremely outstanding last round. It was also great to determine his self-hypnosis induced mental strength prevailing even when his game just isn’t quite up to his best. Now that’s slightly outrageous isn’t it, Andrew, are you saying that Tiger’s not back to his best? Well yes I am to an extent.
I’d contend that Sean O’Hair outplayed Tiger in the complete physical and technical aspects of the game – he just let himself down on the mental side of the game, especially within the area of self-belief. Just check out this quote from the loser.
” It’s unlike it’s The Tiger Show and I’m just available in the market to look at him. We’re seeking to win golf tournaments, and he just happens to be that good. But just because he’s good doesn’t mean we’re available in the market watching him.”
Now does that sound like a man who believes he’s going to win or perhaps one that thinks he can win? My hypnotherapy mentor says that any one ” trying” to do something has already accepted the potential of failure and that doesn’t result in self-belief, does it. Now you may also think that some doubt is affordable given Tiger’s undoubted abilities, but you could go out believing you going to win or you’ll capitulate rather like Sean O’Hair did. Sean’s not alone in this; you simply should inspect the history books. Almost each time Tiger wins from behind on the last day, the folks playing better than him capitulate mentally.
Now I’m not blaming Tiger for this or maybe the media that hype him up so much, although that must overwhelm on his opponents. The fault has to lie with their mental preparation. The majority of them have highly qualified mind coaches, yet they may’t be making the coolest of the advice they get from them on the course. And then if those mind coaches were worth their salt, they’d be running on autopilot like Tiger and they’re clearly not. I’m wondering if Tiger’s the best one using self hypnosis to strengthen the mental coaching he gets from Jay Brunza.
” Danger, danger, danger” Says Rocco Mediate
It’s not just Sean O’Hair I’m talking about here – he’s just the newest ” victim” . Back at Doral several weeks ago, Rocco Mediate, who should know better after going toe to toe with Tiger for 90 holes eventually year’s US Open, said of Tiger Woods performance there:
Danger, danger, danger. If he’s making one bogey in four rounds, he’s obviously hitting it better. We know his short game is the correct, but we know he didn’t really make quite a few putts. When he does that, so one can be the Tiger we know, and if you want to be the tip of the game.
Now how defeatist is that!
What concerning the Caddy and the Golf Mind?
Well, you don’t hear so much in regards to the caddies using mind coaches, but they are able to be vital in keeping their players mentally not off course. In fact, the best advice you may get out on the course is from your individual internal voice and from the voice of your caddy. That’s the basis behind my free ” Your individual Virtual Caddy” golf hypnosis programme. I ponder if all caddies are equal in their golf mind game.