Philip Chesters con Red Golf Blue Golf: Using Neuroscience to Master the Mental Game (English Edition)This book is about how to play Blue Golf. Blue Golf is when you are playing at your personal best. You are calm and focused. You are making great shot decisions. You are executing these shots without thinking and the ball goes where you want. You are in the Zone.
Many times though you are playing Red Golf. You are worried what the others are thinking of you. You are angry, anxious, disappointed, nervous or frustrated. You are filled with self-doubts. You are stuck in a vortex of negative thoughts. Your muscles are tense. Your rhythm and tempo are gone. You keep thinking about the mechanics and keep making shot mistakes. You make poor shot decisions and your score keeps building up.
This book is about how to manage your mental/emotional state so you are playing Blue Golf and not not triggering Red Golf.
It incorporates lessons from the US Navy SEALS Mental Toughness training. The 4 pillars to Mental Toughness are Mental Rehearsal, Control of Self-talk, Arousal control and Goal setting
It’s solidly based on research from neuroscience, the study of how the brain works. With the invention of the Functional magnetic resonance imaging scanner (fMRI) Neuroscientists have identified what triggers emotional reactions in people and the best way to change or reduce these emotional reactions. We will use this information to play Blue Golf.
It uses the latest studies from sports psychologists in golf on the most effective ways to maintain mental/emotional state, what PGAs and elite amateur golfers do to stay in the zone, what causes them to choke, how to reframe your negative thoughts and how Eastern Mindfulness Training can be effective to maintain a calm mental state.
It emphasizes the ‘how to’ so that you can incorporate it quickly into your practice and game routines and take out on the course.