How to Stay Calm in Clutch Moments in Golf

Learn how to stay calm in clutch moments from golf pro Michael Samaniego in this Howcast golf video.

Hi, my name is Michael Samaniego golf professional at Chalk Mountain Golf Course. Chalk Mountain Golf Course is a championship level golf course with 3 professional golfers, including myself. And today I’m going to talk to you about golf. Here’s some tips on how you can stay calm in clutch moments. Remember, golf is a game that really requires patience and relaxation. A couple of personal experiences that I’ve had, take deep breaths, and relax. You know, when you’re playing with your playing competitors, don’t necessarily look at what they’re doing, but kind of, look away, and just kind of enjoy the scenery a little bit. Take deep breaths, relax, and focus on the moment at hand, and when it’s your turn to execute your golf swing, again just focus at the moment that you’re getting ready to execute, and visualize the golf shot, and the direction that you want the golf ball to travel.
Remember, when you’re out there playing, and you’re trying to stay focused, you really should not try to get angry. I know everybody does, I have in the past, but if you get angry, it really will infiltrate your golf game, and by the end of the day when you look back, you really will not have had a good time. Just remember, nobody’s going to remember you hitting the ball into the trees after your bad shot, they’re going to remember the shot that you hit from trouble, out of trouble and on to the green.