It’s every golfer’s nightmare – that moment when you just know the round isn’t going well and you’ve messed up the foursome. Golf is undoubtedly one of the world’s most challenging sports and no one gets it right every time. But if you find yourself starting a bad round, don’t despair. Read on to discover our three top tips to bounce back on your next round of golf in Marbella.
Change your mindset
When your swing isn’t performing and you can’t get your putt right, it’s hard to believe in your golf. Especially when you’ve got 12 holes left of the game and the easiest option would be to throw in the towel. But, one of the keys to managing a game of golf that isn’t going your way is to change your mindset.
Forget all your previous shots (yes, even the ones you can’t believe you hit so badly) and focus your mind 100% on the current shot. You’ll be surprised how shifting your mindset can change your game and turn a poor round into a good one. Try it out next time you’re on the Río Real Golf course for some golf in Marbella.
Top tip – your mind is one of the keys to playing good golf. Discover why.
Forget the aggression
We’ve all seen tennis players smashing their rackets after a poor shot and professional golfers breaking their clubs in two when their swing didn’t go as expected. Anger is a natural reaction when something doesn’t go well but getting frustrated and angry over a poor shot doesn’t help with the rest of the game.
When you find your golf in Marbella isn’t going to plan, try not to get angry with yourself (or your equipment). Your shots and your game won’t get any better. Instead, take a deep breath and try to clear your mind of the negativity and frustration. Walk slowly to your next shot as you think it through. Chances are you’ll hit a good one and find your game back on track.
Top tip – get some professional tuition when you next play golf in Marbella. Rio Real Golf Academy offers personalised classes to suit all levels and ages.
Another way to ensuring your round of golf in Marbella goes well is to enjoy it. Remember you’re playing for fun, not to earn a living and making the most of a morning or afternoon with some friends. And even if you’re not playing your best game, the sun is shining and Río Real Golf is looking as beautiful as ever!
It’s also worth remembering that even the very best professional golfers have bad days when their shots don’t perform. American Brooks Koepka’s miss on a 2-foot putt at the recent Ryder Cup may well have contributed to Europe’s win. And Tiger Woods hit the ball into the gallery at the 2nd at the 2018 Open. Take comfort in the fact that you’re not alone!
Top tip – it’s so much easier to enjoy golf in Marbella when you can get great deals on green fees. Check out the Rio Real Golf dynamic pricing system for the best and book your round now.