Is Golf Really All Mental?
One of the most common refrains in the world of golf is that the game is “all in your head” or “it’s 90% mental” or as Bobby Jones famously said “Competitive golf is played mainly on a five-and-a-half-inch course, the space between your ears.”
The quote that I would counter comes from a guy who knows a thing or two about effort:
“You must work very hard to become a natural golfer.”
– Gary Player
I provide my answer to the question in the video below, please leave a comment if you agree and especially if you disagree. In essence my belief is that while the mind is in charge of the body, it is limited by the extent of the player’s ability on any given day, which is shaped by innate athleticism and most important, by training and experiences.