• Summary

  • Dr. Shannon Reece, sports psychologist and Founder of Training for Optimal Performance shares her best tips and strategies to help amateur golfers leverage the power of their mind to play great. Discover how you can make simple adjustments to the way you think about and play the game that will help you clear the clutter so you can swing with more freedom and consistency. Shannon has helped hundreds of golfers, from juniors and club members to college and professional golfers improve their consistency from tee to green using her proven mental game formula resulting in lower scores and lots more fun. This is not rocket science. No matter what level you play, learning how to develop a great golf mindset will allow you to tap into your best game round after round without changing a single aspect of your swing. Stop wasting time trying to perfect your swing. Start investing in the most important tool in your bag that's in charge of directing your swing.
    © 2022 Training for Optimal Performance
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Episodes
  • 3 Tools You Need to Pave the Road to a Golf Game You Love | Episode 020

    Dec 12 2021

    What's the point of playing golf if you don't love your game. If "love" isn't the word you'd use to describe your current feelings about your game then I can help. In this episode, I share the 3 tools you need to pave the road to a golf game you love. Are you in?

    In golf, your brain is your personal navigation system. 

    Your brain directs your decisions, actions, reactions, and more moment by moment on the course.

    And just like every type of navigation system, your brain operates specific tools that can help you reach your golf goals.

    Here are the 3 inner tools that are a natural part of your hardwiring...

    • [2:51] 1: Your Gut - What is your default thinking when you're playing well or not as you would like?
    • [4:21] 2: Your Imagination - If you know that you are playing with negative or self-critical thoughts, where do you think they are coming from?
    • [6:24] 3: Your Inner Caddy - Did you know that your game has already provided you with every bit of evidence you need to establish a solid belief foundation under your game?
    • [9:39] Episode Summary - Here you will find a quick synopsis of this episode.

    Be sure to download the one-page reference sheet in my latest email newsletter with specific suggestions to help you start leveraging the power of your inner tools both on and off the course. Learn more by visiting https://trainingforoptimalperformance.com/020

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    12 mins
  • The One Thing That Separates You from the Greatest Golfers | Episode 019

    Dec 3 2021

    There is one incredible quality the best players possess that you can too. It's not a technically better swing, the ability to hole more putts, or even a longer drive. The one thing that separates you from the greatest golfers starts in your mind and works its way into your performance. 

    I'm talking about your belief.

    The wonderful Arnold Palmer once said, “I've always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn't have a chance to win.” 

    Unshakeable belief is the one thing that separates the good players from the great ones. And belief is trained.

    The greatest golfers in the game have disciplined their minds so they see themselves and their games from the right perspective. In this first of my new short episode series, you'll discover 3 simple steps that will help you play with a belief that can have a big impact on your golf success.

    Here's how this episode plays out...

    • [6:16] Step 1: Be Honest About Your Current Thought Habits - What is your default thinking when you're playing well or not as you would like? 
    • [7:27] Step 2: Identify the Source of Your Limited Perspective - If you know that you are playing with negative or self-critical thoughts, where do you think they are coming from? 
    • [8:40] Step 3: Compile Real Evidence to Expand Your Current Belief - Did you know that your game has already provided you with every bit of evidence you need to establish a solid belief foundation under your game?
    • [11:54] Episode Summary - Here you will find a quick synopsis of this episode.

    These three steps will get you on a path to developing the kind of belief that aligns with your current ability rather than holding you back from realizing it.

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    14 mins
  • How to Infuse Your Rounds with the Kind of Thoughts that Improve Scores | Episode 018

    Nov 14 2021

    When you aren’t playing as well as you’d like it is easy to focus on the things that are causing you frustration. You don’t have to be a club-thrower to have challenges with negative thinking. But a little bit of negativity can take a toll on a big portion of your game. 

    Honestly, there’s no place for negativity on the course if you want to play well. Operating with the wrong kind of mindset will simply prevent you from getting the results you want. Good rounds require a positive outlook on yourself and your ability to play.

    Strengthening your mental game requires self-awareness before you can improve your self-management. In alignment with that approach, it’s important to understand the typical sources of your negative thoughts, how negative thoughts can hurt your round, and how you can begin thinking more persistently so your thoughts improve your performance.

    In this episode, you’ll learn how to infuse your rounds with the kind of thoughts that improve scores and avoid the ones that can derail you.

    Here's how this episode plays out...

    • [6:39] Understanding the Source of Negative Thoughts - In order to combat your negativity, you've got to know where it's coming from. 
    • [10:05] 4 Kinds of Thoughts That Can Increase Poor Shots and Bad Holes - While there are lots of thoughts that can negatively impact your rounds, here are the 4 most common I come across in my work with golfers that you'll want to avoid.
    • [16:31] 5 Kinds of Thoughts That Improve Scores - You can be more proactive to develop and play with thoughts that enhance your rounds and make it far easier to bounce back following a disappointing shot.

    [16:55] 1. Grateful Thoughts 

    [17:28] 2. Scholarly Thoughts 

    [18:08] 3. Humorous Thoughts

    [18:55] 4. Flexible Thoughts

    [19:34] 5. Present-Centered Thoughts

    • [22:32] Episode Summary - Here you will find a quick synopsis of this episode.
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    24 mins

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