|“With an ungrounded awareness, we can become skillful at the ways we are unskillful.” -Rev. Daijaku Kinst (Co-founder of Ocean Gate Zendo, Capitola, CA.)|
Awareness Alert: Every moment on the golf course, and in life, is an opportunity to pay attention. Here are a few inquiring questions to illuminate potentially sabotaging mental golf habits:
How is the quality of your awareness? How vividly can you see the shot? Feel the shot? Hear the shot?
What are you practicing? Are you playing golf or playing “golf swing”? Are you practicing one-pointed focus and concentration for each shot? Or developing a distracted, self-sabotaging mind?
Can you stay fully present through your senses for the entire shot process?
What are other personal awareness patterns? Are they healthy or not? How do they affect your game? How do they affect your playing partners?
With the practice of awareness, the golf experience becomes more vivid and clear. We develop the skills to take our game to the next level and access our unlimited potential. More to come…
Dodie Mazzuca is the author of “Golf Sūtras,” “Daily Golf Tap-Ins,” and founder of Golf PROformance. She teaches golf lessons, golf schools, and performance coaching for competitive players in Santa Cruz, CA and Reno, NV.