Golfer: Improve Your Balance

Written by Jose L. Gonzalez

Balance - it sounds so simple! As a golfer, you know that maintaining a proper balance is key to your game. And it's more than just havingrepparttar correct stance.

Optimal balance depends on three aspects - your visual perception,repparttar 148769 signals fromrepparttar 148770 inner ear, and signals from your muscles and joints. Sometimes these aspects get out of sync, causing a balance disorder.

A lack of balance usually occurs when your head position changes - which is a good reason to keep your head still during your swing!

Migraines can attribute to a balance disorder. So if you have frequent migraines, seek medical attention. These headaches can affect your golf game in ways you may never have thought of.

Don’t spend a fortune on new golf equipment hoping for better play before you check your medicine cabinet to see if any drugs you’re taking affect your balance. The condition “ear poisoning” seriously affects your balance. Ear poisoning is usually caused by side effects of some medications - notablyrepparttar 148771 antibiotic gentamicin. Up to 50 % of people who take this drug experience some sort of ear poisoning.

Diuretics can pose a problem as well. So if you're on any medicine and you start feeling dizzy, get medical help! Sometimesrepparttar 148772 dizziness can literally become a lifelong problem, so don’t delay in seeking help.

Fearless Golf

Written by Jose L. Gonzalez

The person who is relaxed and confident plays a better game of golf than one whose knees are shaking atrepparttar thought of sand traps. Fear is one thing you never want to take with you torepparttar 148768 driving range.

Problems with a good player are almost always mental in nature. Thinking clearly really isrepparttar 148769 name ofrepparttar 148770 game. And a clear head is impossible when fear reigns.

So if you change how you think, you change your game. Dont worry whyrepparttar 148771 ball flew where it did. Just keep your mind focused onrepparttar 148772 next shot.

One ofrepparttar 148773 big problems for some folks is that they constantly worry about what others will think of them if they make a bad shot. If youre thinking about how someone else is going to perceive you, youre not concentrating onrepparttar 148774 ball, on your swing, onrepparttar 148775 basics.

Must you haverepparttar 148776 approval of others? Inrepparttar 148777 grand scheme of life, is hitting a bad shot truly a disaster you can never overcome?

Psychologists tell us that we tend to become a composite ofrepparttar 148778 five persons were aroundrepparttar 148779 most. Maybe you need to find some more relaxed folks to practice with.

Playing with a perfectionist translates into “no fun”. Why ruinrepparttar 148780 joy ofrepparttar 148781 game for yourself? Find friends you can playrepparttar 148782 game with just forrepparttar 148783 pure enjoyment. Your game will likely improve as youre less tense and able to swing more freely.

One help in this aspect of overcoming fear is to concentrate solely on your game. Ben Hogan wrote that “to ignorerepparttar 148784 gallery andrepparttar 148785 other golfers, and to shut my mind against everything but my own game” was key to his concentration.

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