Headstrong – How to Master the Mind and Avoid Mental Meltdowns.

Headstrong – How to Master the Mind and Avoid Mental Meltdowns.

At Golfmate, we believe that golf increases the quality of life for all who play the game. The following are tips on how you can improve your mental game through golf.



Golf reduces Anxiety
Stress can impact personal relationships. Golf offers the capability to exercise, be outdoors and get that much needed fresh air. The game is played at a slower pace in comparison to other sports. This combination makes the sport suitable for a balanced mood and wellbeing. Studies have shown that golfers are more likely to enjoy a good night’s sleep as the sport continues to assist in creating a positive cycle for anxiety and stress reduction.


Offers Social Interactions
There are many physical and mental benefits surrounding the social aspect of golf. Golf provides a highly social environment. Playing golf can boost your social life and can be seen as a tool that can be used to create lasting memories between family, friends, and colleagues. Golf brings like-minded people together, which allows you to explore many dimensions of your personality and the personality of others, helping you create memories and make new friends.


Reduces the effects of Depression
Golf can be used as a form of therapy as it has the capability to improve your mental health. Research shows that one in Six adults can suffer from common mental health issues every week. Further studies found that the combination of social and physical activity and the environment of the sport being played outdoors on the green showed as a potent tool for those suffering from anxiety and depression.


Reduces Stress
Exercising outdoors is a great form of stress relief, however, studies found that exercising on the course is even better. Being in contact with nature and exercising by nature has been shown to provide stress reduction and restore mental fatigue.