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Questions you ask on the golf course suck! Ask these instead - Question 8

Would you talk to someone else the way you talk to yourself on the golf course? Chances are, the answer to this question is no. Unfortunately, most people talk to themselves on a golf course in a horrendous manner.

The key to improving your self-talk is improving the questions you are asking yourself.

Currently, you may be asking, what's wrong with me? What's wrong with my swing? Why can't I be more consistent? If you ask these types of questions, you will get some terrible answers.

If you want to improve your golf, improve the quality of your questions.

If you would like more information on how to do this, check out my video series;

The questions you ask on the golf course suck! Ask these instead.


Click the video below to watch Question 8

Hey, Paul Williamson back again with my eighth video in the series of, "Why your current questions suck? And what questions you can ask to get better at shooting LOWER scores.
We're up to number eight. What's this one going to be? Well, we've done everything. Now, we've basically prepared really well for the shot. We stood up and we've done it. So you can go back through the other videos and have a look at all the other questions we've done. But what we've done is we've read the shot. We've made our plan. We've done it. We've hit it. Now the review. The reaction to the shot is the biggest key. I absolutely know that you suck at this. Your questions that you ask after you hit these shots. I'm talking to all of you. Anyone who's shooting probably above 75. And in fact, I've played with many golf pros. Who's questions after they hit their shot are horrendous.

What can we do about it? Well, it's one of the things that you're actually in control of is how you choose to react to what just happened. What are some of the questions currently running through your head when you do this? Let me pick a few of them for you. "Uh oh. Here we go again. Why the bloody hell do I always keep hooking it till the left every single time I stand here? What's wrong with me? Why can't I do this? I can do it on the practise range, why can't I do it here? There must be something wrong with my head!" Okay. All those types of questions, like what's wrong with me? Why can't I swing?
What's the problem with my backswing?
Why do I always do this with this club?
They're terrible questions. And your brain, whatever question you ask it often enough, it will get you the answer. So if you're asking terrible questions, you're gonna get terrible answers. So let's flip that.

The review, what happened straight after the shot is one of the most crucial things for what's going to happen on the next shots in your reading and your planning. So here are some different questions you might ask. So you've hit the shot and maybe it wasn't what you wanted. Which is most of the time for all of us. What can you ask instead? Maybe things like, "What just happened? What happened down there at impact? What did the club just do to that ball to cause that shot?" These are some of the physics you're trying to get into. I know for a fact that that ball is not lying. That balls only doing on that club told it to do down there at impact. So what we've got to try and do is work out, "What is that ball telling us?" That's how you're going to become a much better player.

What you can also sit there and do is, "Okay. Well, that's what I think just happened. Was it any good? Was it not good? What could I do differently next time to get a better result?" So you might be standing there, " Well, I think that ball position was wrong. Maybe there was a little too far forwards. Maybe I just need to move that. Or you know what? My tempo was all that. Maybe I just need to make sure I'm swinging smoothly", or "Wow, that was just way too big a swing" or, You know what? I misread that wind. I thought it was one club, but it turns out its probably two clubs worth." You know, there's a lot of things like that. But how you get better is by asking the right questions.

Now, for instance, like the wind there. How is this going to benefit you? You stand on the first of hole. You think it's one club behind you. You hit the shot. Turns out it was two clubs worth. But because you've just done a review, you're like, "Well, next time I'm heading in that direction, I probably need to allow more. So what I'm going to do is just take two clubs less instead of one club less." So that might help you on the fourth hole. Or it might help you even when you flip around, come back the other way, you might realise it's two clubs breeze rather than one. All these things start adding up, and these are the things that if you're asking good questions your regularly doing it are going to start to really help you shoot lower scores and guess what the beauty is, you don't have to practise anymore. You just gotta ask better questions. That's great. This is mental training for golf, right. So that is a great way to review a shot. I'm going to give you even some What are you doing in between shots? I bet you don't even half the time. Find out in the next one.