All the professional golf players and even the ones that play golf occasionally are in a competitive environment. Nervousness and anxiousness or even self-doubt are emotions that lots of golf players have and some of them do not continue playing golf because of that. Preparing for a golf tournament involves having a clear mind, practice sufficiently, know the course ahead of time and have the right gear.
Clear and positive mind
We all know that golf is a noble game of competence and confidence. Each golf player has the potential to be a better player than he actually thinks he is and using his mind is one essential way to improve. Having a clear mind can help you keep concentrated 100% on the game. Generally, Mental toughness is very important for all players. Some golf players are afraid to get in an environment where they and their game are exposed for all to see. That’s why they can’t concentrate and they can’t give their best. Controlling your emotions can be hard work but the results are definitely satisfactory. Believe in your abilities and try to be positive without being afraid of failure and your game will be the best. Enjoying the game is the most important part.
Familiarize yourself with the course
Visit the golf course where the tournament is being held and walk on it, look at it and if it’s possible, even play it ahead of time for at least one hour. Another option would be to ask your friends or people who work at the course about major tricks, hazards, green speed and yard markers. The idea is to find out how tough the course might be and try to get used to it. Doing this, will help you a lot on your golf tournament.
In order to practice enough, go to a driving range. Warm up by stretching your major ”golfing” muscles.
Do not exhaust yourself and do not practice the day before the tournament. Play as long as you feel confident and relaxed and definitely stop when you get tired. You can have a break and play again after. Make sure you are well rested and practice more on the weak aspects of your game. It would be ideal to go and play for one hour every day the week before a tournament.