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How successful golfers stay focused on those crucial shots

https://theconversation.com/attention-how-successful-golfers-stay-focused-on-those-crucial-shots-142329

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How successful golfers stay focused on those crucial shots
For optimal concentration, players need to cultivate 'meta-attention', the mechanism that enables us to refocus our attention when the mind has wandered.

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Meta-Attention

Meta-attention is a dynamic process, an internal algorithm that handles our attention, it’s knowledge and awareness.

It is an awareness of the spotlight that we are shining on the object of our attention while being in control of where the spotlight is moving or can be moved.

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Golfer’s Attention Routines

Golfer’s Attention Routines

Golfers typically follow automatic routines that allow them to switch on, switch off, redirect or refocus their attention, and put it in high or low gear. The inner algorithm has signals from past experience, training experience, current visuals and environmental information to guide their next shot.

Once their inner compass deviates, they come to know as it disrupts their routine, and they become aware of a potential miss, leading to fewer bad shots.

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