The Complete Golfer – Extract your golf potential

How to complete your golf game

A complete approach to golf is the solution that will help you meet the many challenges of the game. It will help you play well on a more consistent basis and allow you to extract your full golf potential.

There are many golfers who ignore essential elements of the game. They soon become frustrated with their lack of improvement and are not rewarded with the lower scores they desire.

A complete player is a golfer who has strengthened the five essential elements of the game

This includes the:

       1) Physical

       2) Technical

       3) Mental

       4) Technological

       5) Strategic

A golfer who has considered, understood and strengthened these five elements will be a more capable and consistent player.
Each of these elements is connected to the other like links in a chain.

Broken chain image

The scores you shoot depend on the strength of each individual link and the total strength your chain can support. The weakest element of your game costs you unwanted shots on your scorecard.

Mental: The mental element of golf refers to a player’s mental state towards the game and each individual shot. The ideal mental approach is positive, focused, confident and decisive. It is free from excessive conscious thought and allows the body to swing the club freely and confidently.

The Mental element is considered a strength of your game if: you have a clear mind, a positive attitude, balanced emotions and belief in your own ability.

Physical: The physical element of the game refers to the body’s health and physical capabilities to swing the club. A good fitness level combined with a healthy diet and adequate hydration will help a player execute consistently over 18 holes.  Flexibility and strength are important and help a player to get into good swing positions and generate more club head speed.

The Physical element is considered a strength of your game if:
you do not tire quickly, are flexible, keep hydrated with water and if you maintain your energy with healthy snacks on the course.

Technological: The technological element of the game refers to the influence of technology on ball flight, comfort level and scores. A player should have modern equipment that uses the benefits of current technology. The equipment should also be fitted to suit a player’s individual needs.

This Technological element is considered a strength of your game if
you have purchased fitted equipment in the last few years, feel comfortable in your clothing on the course and if you play with a ball that is suited to your swing speed and style of play.

Technical: The technical element requires a player to master the fundamentals of the swing, that is: the grip, setup, swing plane, balance and tempo. Knowing how to handle different lies and course conditions are also important skills.

The Technical element is considered a strength of your game if:
you check and work on your swing fundamentals and if you know how to make adjustments to your swing to handle a variety of course conditions such as different slopes and lies.

Strategic: The strategic element of the game refers to a player’s skill in course management and how well they know their own playing strengths and weaknesses. Good course knowledge will help a player assess where the best target is. They also need to understand how the ball reacts on different surfaces and how the greens break.

The Strategic element is considered a strength of your game if: you know the course well, formulate a game plan for each hole and if you are aware of your own strengths and limitations.

Rate Your Game

The player assessment tool below shows the five essential elements of the game. On a scale of 1 to 10 rate each element as it applies to your own game. Then click on the up or down arrows of each section to select the appropriate level.

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The assessment tool is designed to give you insight into what is preventing you from playing better golf. Remember that each element of the game is connected to all the other elements.

Every time you strengthen one of the fundamental elements, it allows you to play better golf. The fastest improvement will occur when you improve your weakest link.

What is your weakest link?

After surveying thousands of golfers our research has revealed that there are a few elements that cause the biggest problems. These are the Strategic, Physical and Mental parts of the game.

Many players are not aware that a lot of swing problems and wasted shots are due to their mental approach, course management and physical state.

If you would like to play better golf then you need to ensure that these aspects of your game are strong and supportive of your swing.

“It doesn’t matter how good your swing is, which clubs you use or how well you know the course if your mental approach or physical state is causing swing interference”

Do you need to improve the mental or strategic element? If so, we can help…

If you used the player assessment tool to rate your game did you discover that the mental or strategic elements are holding you back from playing better golf?

  • Do you execute much better on the driving range than on the course?
  • Do you perform better in practice rounds than competition play?
  • Do you have poor target selection and course management?
  • Have you been stuck on the same handicap for a long time?
  • Do you have multiple swing thoughts over the ball?

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  • Justin

    Very helpful article. I found the assessment tool highlighted my weaknesses very clearly. Thanks