Do you have focus? One of the great benefits of being a martial artist is the ability to truly focus. It takes focus whenever you are training in the do-jo, and there is always an instructor/Master watching over you to make sure that you are properly doing the exercise and that the focus is there. Even more so during advancement in belt level is the focus absolutely crucial, culminating in the board breaking. You can have the most powerful technique but if you do not have focus it is all for not; the board will not break because you must hit the exact center of the boards in order for them to break. This takes complete focus and attention.
This exact same concept applies to golf. In order to hit the ball on the sweet spot (the ball is the same as the boards – that spot is very small!) it takes tremendous focus in order to do this time after time. Focus even comes more into play when the shot really counts on the golf course and even more so in a golf tournament.
So, how can the focus from martial arts be transferred over to golf? Simply plus, work on basic techniques which is taught in the White Belt Lesson and when you are practicing the techniques make sure that you are aiming at a target (just like in golf) and hit your target. If you can do this when practicing the martial arts side of Black Belt Golf, then you can transfer the same energy over to the golf course. When you do this, you should be able to find focusing easier on the golf course because you are developing these senses when you are practicing the martial arts side.
The focus from your training not only applies to the full swing, but even more so in your short game especially putting. Putting is mostly confidence and focus. The martial arts side is designed to help you gain confidence in yourself which will also help you with your focus – and it takes tremendous focus in order to make putts consistently.
Remember, this takes time but if you are really looking to step up your golf game and drop the few shots that you are looking for, we feel at Black Belt Golf that working on your focus can really help.