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Test Your Golfing Personality


Take the 5 minute self-test golfing personality profile to find out the level of natural talent, unfulfilled potential and mental toughness you have that will help you achieve success in golf

There are no right or wrong answers for this quiz. As you answer each of the questions please select the ONE scale ranking number that MOST expresses how you feel NOW about your golf.

Do not select an answer that expresses how you would LIKE to feel in the future or how you felt in the past - only how YOU feel NOW. The less time you think about your response, the better.

1. How important do you think the mind game is (compared with the technical/physical aspects) to playing and scoring well?

0 1 2 3 4 5
No importance Extremely important

2. Which of these opposite phrases best describes you? Or are you somewhere in between? I (am) mainly ...

0 1 2 3 4 5
Pessimistic Optimistic
Only listen to others Only listen to myself
Wait for things to happen Make things happen
Interested in people Interested in things
Like things to be the same Like things to be different

3. What's really important to you personally about playing golf?

<-- Unimportant 0 1 2 3 4 5 Important -->
To win and be competitive  
To relax and enjoy  
To continuously learn and improve  
To achieve success  
To impress my friends/clients  
For the social activities  

4. What golfing goals and dreams do you have?

<-- None 0 1 2 3 4 5 All -->
I have written improvement goals for each part of my game  
<-- Never 0 1 2 3 4 5 All the time-->
I regularly dream of achieving my golfing goals  

5. What is your preferred way to learn and improve your game?

<-- Least preferred 0 1 2 3 4 5 Much preferred -->
Watching others practice and play  
Talking about it  
Actually doing it myself  
Reading about it  

6. Do you have a preshot routine?

If the answer is NO ... pass this question and move on to question 7.

If the answer is YES ... do you have a precedure that involves any of the following?

<-- None at all 0 1 2 3 4 5 A lot-->
Feeling the shot  
Hearing the shot  
Seeing the shot  

7. How well can you visualise your shots?

If the answer is I DON'T / CAN'T VISUALISE MY SHOTS ... pass this question and move on to question 8.

If the answer is I DO / I TRY TO VISUALISE MY SHOTS ... answer the following questions?

<-- Nothing 0 1 2 3 4 5 Very Clear -->

Imagine right now, as you stand behind your ball on the tee, seeing in your 'minds-eye' the flight, path and trajectory of the ball off the tee?

Could you imagine in your 'minds-eye' the grass on the course being a different colour (say shocking pink)  

8. Do you have the unfulfilled potential to be a far better player?

What percentage (%) of your shots do you consider are good, to very good, to excellent?

  None 1 to 5 6 to 15 16 to 30 31+  
Long game  
Short game  

9. What are some of your dominant ‘mental game’ traits?

<-- Poor 0 1 2 3 4 5 Excellent -->

a). When playing any shot how good are you at forgetting/ignoring/shutting out your last (good or bad) shot?


b). When about to take a shot do you sometimes recall one of your worst shots? How good are you at suppressing, ignoring or shutting out these pictures?


c). How good are you at learning from mistakes?


d). How good are you at toning down/switching off your self-chatter (self/inner-talk/dialogue/voice) when it matters most?


e). Do you know what ‘playing in the moment’ means and how well can you do it?


f). On average, how decisive (doubt/confidence about yardage and club selection, ground and wind conditions, etc.) are you when taking each shot?


g). How good is your memory and how clearly can you recall your greatest ever shots?


h). When playing in competitions/or where performance matters how good are you at handling pressure?


i). How well do you cope with distractions, underperformance and adversity?


j). If you were to judge yourself, how strong is your self-belief when playing?


10. How well do you handle your moods, emotions and feelings out on the course?

a). How well do you self-manage the following NEGATIVE feelings on the course when things go wrong:

<-- Poor 0 1 2 3 4 5 Excellent -->

b). How well can you access the following POSITIVE feelings on the course when you most need to:

<-- Poor 0 1 2 3 4 5 Excellent -->
Positive thoughts  


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