Do you want bragging rights for next weekend’s round of golf? Are you looking to get a jump on your playing partners? Can you see yourself striding up to the tee and knocking the ball straight down the middle of the fairway, playing as if the bunkers and out of bounds are tiny?

First of all, have a look at your routines. Are they consistent? Is your internal dialogue positive each time you step up? Are you visualising striking the ball cleanly before you take your shot? Are you relaxed and enjoying the friendly banter of your playing partners?

Putting these aspects right will help your game fall into place after all that time spent working on your swing. The amount of confidence you have after knocking in a par or picking up a birdie is what you should carry to your first tee.

If however you can’t get them right as well as you’d like, it is likely you would benefit from a brief mental skills programme. Sharpening up your imagery focus, improving the structure of your routines, and learning how to deal with the odd bad kick or errant wind are some of the most common skills covered.

How great would it be to see the look of surprise on your playing partner’s faces as you recover with confidence from an errant hook? No more of the usual brace of abusive monologue or successive miss hits!

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For those of you who have taken advantage of the expert interview series on 'Being Mentally Tough' and have listened to Vicki Aitken well here is the link to Vicky Aitken's great book 'Caddy Talk'.