Whether you’re a seasoned pro or new to the game of golf, there are always improvements to be made to your game. These could be anything from slight mechanical adjustments to a change in attitude and your approach to the game. At Burl Oaks Golf Club, our golf professionals are experienced pros and can help you work through any issues you might be having in your golf game. No matter what you think your game’s weakness is, we’re here to help. While there are plenty of mechanical changes that you can make to improve your game, today we’re going to talk about your mental approach to the game. Golf is a challenging game, and it’s important to develop the way you approach it. Here, our golf experts will discuss some mental habits to develop to improve your overall game.

Study the Course

Each course is different, and while you probably play one course more than any other, there’s never enough information you can take in about a specific course. Even if you have a flawless swing and virtually perfect mechanics, it won’t help your cause if you hit the ball to a difficult area of the course. Before you golf, it’s important to study the course, know where the difficult areas of the course are. From there, you can analyze the course before your shots and aim for easier sections of the course to improve your chances of success.

Go in With Reasonable Expectations

If you’re golfing at a notoriously difficult course, you don’t want to get your expectations up too high. While you always want to expect the best of yourself, you need to be reasonable and go in with proper expectations. If you’re like many people, you are probably hyper-critical of yourself and expect yourself to pull off miraculous feats. While golf takes a great deal of skill, it also requires luck, and it’s important to go in with reasonable expectations. For instance, you may have played a course dozens of times, but the weather might be terrible today. It’s probably unreasonable to expect you’d achieve the same scores with these other factors.


Creating good habits for these two mental aspects of the game is crucial to your success. Contact us today to learn more.

Contact Burl Oaks Golf Club Today

If you’re in the Twin Cities metro area and looking for a top-notch golf club to practice your skills and feel at home in a community, contact Burl Oaks Golf Club today. We focus on creating a strong community while focusing solely on golf instead of other country club amenities. To learn more about our community and course, give us a call at 952-472-7017 or message us on our contact page today.