Have you ever had one of those make it or break it moments in your golf career?

The big moment, where the season all comes down to one hole or one round, is one of the greatest pressure moments you will ever experience.

Think of what a golfer experiences in that one big moment...

You spent preseason working on your endurance, speed and technique.

Your early training sessions left you physically worn out and tired.

Throughout the season, you had to work through mistakes, bad technique, falls, long training sessions, subpar performances, etc.

You questioned if you would achieve your goals.

Doubts and frustrations were commonplace.

Many days you wondered if all the training was worth it.

You had to muddle through injuries and battle sickness.

You felt mentally exhausted but all your efforts and energies were paying off.

Your goal is in sight but there is another hurdle to overcome.

This is the biggest challenge of the season.

It all comes down to this...

Can you relate to this experience?

For some golfers, a big moment seems too big...

These golfers feel the pressure. Intense emotions course through their veins and negative thoughts swirl in their minds.

The big moment seems overwhelming and they just freeze when they need to be at their best.

Other golfers rise to the occasion... This big moment is why they compete.

These golfers have replayed this big moment over and over in their minds throughout the season.

They have trained and practiced for hundreds of hours preparing for this moment and they are excited to realize their dream.

For example, the Philadelphia Eagles faced this big moment in the NFC Divisional Round playoff game.

The Eagles had the best record during the season but were without many key players due to injury.

Now, advancing to the NFC title game would come down to one moment...

The Eagles were winning 15-10 in sub-freezing temperatures with 1:05 remaining in the game and the Falcons had the ball, 4th down, on the Eagles' two yard line.

The big moment wasn’t too big for the Eagles as the defense broke up a pass in the end zone to make the play of the game and push the team to victory.

Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins described talked about the big moment and the team’s mindset in that moment.

JENKINS: " The biggest thing I wanted everyone to realize was this is it. This is the season. I wanted guys to feel that moment. The crowd is going crazy. It's fourth-and-2.... It's one of those things that you dream about. Literally, where you make a play, you move on. You don't, you go home. Everything we worked for since last April is coming down to one play, and we got to be ready."

Performing BIG in the BIG moment requires that you prepared for the BIG moment.

With mental preparation comes confidence and, with confidence, you can perform well in any occasion.

Performing BIG in the BIG Moment:

Anticipate and visualize performing in "big moment" during the course of the season. How will you react when it's time?

Feel that sense of preparedness and meet the challenge head on. Remind yourself that the round is still the same--nothing has changed but your perception of the importance of the round.

Mentally rehearse yourself performing well in those key moments of the round instead of folding under the pressure.

By PGTAA member Dr. Patrick Cohn - PeakSports.com
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