Prevention and Recovery
One of the most perplexing problems for both amateur golfers and tour pros is facing slumps. It is a challenge every player will likely face at some time. What are they, how do we get into them, and most importantly, how do we recover from them?
What are golf slumps? Slumps are sustained periods when both your physical and mental skills are at a level considerably less than your average. With prolonged golf slumps, score averages rise, frustrations increase, and there is a seemingly endless struggle to play well.
Slumps can leave you feeling hopeless, angry, tired, lost, and in extreme cases, depressed, lethargic or moody. Slumps can begin with either a drop in your physical skills or a drop in mental skills. Whatever the origin, the true slump ultimately involves greatly reduced mental skills that include but are not limited to such things as low confidence, elevated emotions, and increased tension.
Rather, these are the slumps that can take hold of your entire game for weeks, months, and sometimes years because of numerous physical and mental factors related to the way you think, play, and perceive yourself and your game.
How do we get into slumps? Members, click here to get all the information you need to get out of your slump!