Learning Golf at Times can be Overwhelming
Just as what holds true with any sport, learning the game of golf can be overwhelming at times. There are many techniques, rules, and rules of etiquette that must be followed. Golfers have to purchase special “uniforms” depending on the course that you play on and the rules are different from course to course.
Taking on any new challenge is going to be overwhelming. With golf, there are many things to remember before taking on an actual golf course. Your hands need to be in the right position on the golf club, your feet need to be situated a certain way, and the strength of your swing will depict where and how far your ball is going to go. If you are working with a group golf expert chances are you may become more and more frustrated as you are not getting personalized attention. There are many other people who are also taking your teaching time away from you. As you continue to struggle with certain techniques your instructor may not be able to help you right away.
When your frustration begins and continues to build up, that feeling of frustration may turn into the feeling of being overwhelmed. One thing to keep in mind is that it will get better. As you begin to feel more comfortable with your techniques your frustration will eventually fade. Until then, it is important to take breaks as often as possible to avoid turning your passion of the game of golf into a waste of time and money. Keeping this negative mindset will turn your feelings about golf into just that: a waste of time and money. By holding a positive mindset you will be able to find other techniques to help calm down and regain your focus.
Doing breathing exercises regularly will help you release some stress. After a golf lesson or a day at the driving range trying to perfect your technique, take some time away and do some other things that you enjoy doing. This will help take your mind of the stress of learning the many golf techniques and making sure they are perfect. Go for a run, read a book, or go on a road trip; any activity that takes your mind off the stress of perfecting your techniques will help you find peace with the challenges that arise when learning how to play golf.