Become the King of the Putting Green
Regain putting confidence, belief in your putting
and trust in your instinctive green-reading abilities
I’ve noticed that the older we get, the more us golfers tend to forget how easy putting really is. We also forget how good we used to putt, maybe when we were younger and more carefree. You often hear the golf pundits on television talking about how some up and coming young professional hasn’t yet learned how difficult putting really is. They sometimes go on to talk about how the accumulation of years of missed putts slowly frazzles the nerves and undermines the confidence of the older and more experienced golfers. Maybe that’s how they justify their own inability to maintain their competitiveness on the tour.
So is there any truth in this? Well yes there is and the good news is that for most golfers it’s all in the mind and that’s where golf hypnosis really can help. However, it’s not a good idea to tell anyone that it’s “all in the mind” after they’ve just missed a putt!
Another obsession that people often have about putting relates to the complexity and variation in putting techniques and the enormous variety of putting implements available today. If you compare the fairway woods or the irons in my bag to yours, they are unlikely to be that different. However, compare our putters and there’s a good chance that we have entirely different shaped putter heads, grip shapes and shaft lengths.
You’re also likely to see much greater diversity in how people stand, grip and swing their putters than you ever see with the rest of the clubs. That’s probably why Dave Pelz, one of the leading short game experts, can usefully take 387 pages in his Putting Bible to explain the complexities of the “flat stick”.
Despite all this complexity, putting, the game within a game, is the great leveller in golf. And we all have the opportunity to be great putters, regardless of age, sex, build, health and level of fitness. A finalist in the World Putting Championship a few years ago was a disabled man who could only grip his putter with his teeth and the toes of one foot while balancing on the other foot.
So what’s included to help me Own the Putting Green?
Well, I’ve included three powerful freestanding golf hypnosis sessions that address putting confidence, your belief in your putting and your trust in your instinctive green reading abilities. I’ve also included a very effective and imaginative technique for you to learn and take out to the greens to help you make the most of your unconscious putting abilities.
Remember you’re a Great Putter Hypnosis Session
Jack Nicklaus is arguably the greatest living golfer and a good putter. However in his mind, he remembers that he is an even greater putter… I’m sure that you’ve heard the story of him telling an audience that he has never three putted the last hole of a tournament or missed from inside of three feet. As Jack opens the floor to take questions, a man puts up his hand and says to Nicklaus.
“Jack you say you have never missed from inside of three feet on the last hole of a tournament, but I was watching you last month in a major tournament and that’s exactly what you did.” Jack looked at the man with those piercing blue eyes and repeated that he had never missed from inside of three feet on the last hole of a tournament. “But Mr Nicklaus”, the man insisted, “I saw it, I have it on film, I can send it to you if you like”. “No need”, Jack replied, “I have never missed from inside of three feet on the last hole of a tournament. Are there any more questions?”
Now, has Jack Nicklaus ever missed from inside of three feet on the last hole of a tournament? Of course he has! Does he remember it? Not a chance. And do you think he cares that he can’t remember? Well, yes he does care passionately about the benefit of not remembering his bad shots. That may sound delusional, but wouldn’t you love to putt as well as Jack?
This first session, “Remember you’re a Great Putter”, helps you to do just that as you remember and imagine all your great putts, while forgetting about all those other putts you’d prefer not to remember.
Believe in your Putting Stroke Hypnosis Session
Just as Jack Nicklaus conveniently forgets his missed putts, it’s important that you believe in your putting stroke, regardless of how technically correct it is. Billy Mayfair has a fairly eccentric and very effective putting stroke. One good enough to hold off arguably the most competitive and classical putters of the modern generation, in beating Tiger Woods. The only problem Billy’s ever had with his putting was when he started listening to the so-called experts who told him his putting stroke wasn’t good enough to compete at that level.
Now I don’t know how technically correct your putting stroke is, but I’d bet that you’ve holed a few putts in your time. When you believe in it, as Billy believes in his, you can putt that well all of the time as you “Believe in Your Putting Stroke”.
Reading your Putts Instinctively Hypnosis Session
Have you noticed how some people can just walk onto a green, take a cursory glance around and then hole a simply unbelievable breaking putt? I don’t know if you’ve holed one or two like that yourself. I’m sure you have, if you think about it. It happens with other shots as well. Think about that amazing horseshoe chip that Tiger Woods holed on the 16th at the Masters a few years ago. Even with all his talent, I’m sure he didn’t honestly expect to hole it, but I suspect that he did intend to. That’s more than enough direction for the unconscious instinctive mind to work on, unhindered by doubt.
This third golf hypnosis session, “Reading your Putts Instinctively” starts out by helping you to expand and develop your peripheral sensory awareness through your eyes, feelings of touch and balance and even your hearing. This allows you to unconsciously take in more of the information that’s available to you, as you approach and stand on the putting green. The second part of the session reinforces your trust in this unconscious awareness, allowing you to read the green instinctively and quickly, using your powerful unconscious resources.
Better Putting in your Unconscious Mind Technique
The three golf hypnosis sessions in “Own the Putting Green” work primarily with your unconscious mind, building your putting confidence, your belief in your stroke and your trust in your green reading. And through the use of hypnosis, they do all this without you needing to consciously remember doing anything different out on the golf course. Over time, the new habits and beliefs just start to happen without you being aware of anything, apart from the improvements in your putting.
Sometimes, especially in the early days of using this programme, you may need a bit of conscious help out on the golf course and that’s why I’ve included the “Better Putting in your Unconscious mind” technique. Applying this technique consciously and conscientiously on the greens will give your unconscious mind the opportunity to participate more in your putting and reinforce the work of the hypnosis sessions.