• Test: Anxiety and Worry

    Your Ideal Performance State (IPS) can be described as the mental and physical state that you need to be in to perform at your highest level. This is what has been called “the zone” by many athletes. Being in the zone is related to the level of arousal – the energy or tension the athlete feels. When this arousal is too high, the athletes make mistakes and performance deteriorates. When this arousal is too low, things don’t come together and performance suffers (Orlick, 1986).

    Knowing your competitive self. Think of your all-time best golf round/competition and answer the following questions keeping that game experience in mind. You can score from 1 to 10:

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