What does cosmetic surgery and golf have in common? This may seem to be a strange question because at first these two things are so totally different. But there are aspects of golf mentality which align with the emotional links to cosmetic surgery.

If you look at why people seek cosmetic surgery it is because they want to look better. This is the obvious reason. But underlying that, they would like to feel more accepted, attractive and confident. These are the real reasons why they go to the severe lengths of invasive surgery. For some people their surgery provides this result, but not for all. Sometimes all that is achieved is their superficial goal and not the real results which they so crave.

In golf, you frequently hear people passing comment about the look of another person’s swing, or their own. Golfers find themselves thinking that so and so’s swing is a beautiful sight; that it is so rhythmic, compact, elegant, etc,etc. Golfers also comment on another golfer "keeping his head down" or remaining still. And then these same golfers go away and try to make their swing or their body look like that other person’s.

Golfer’s buy endless gear and have loads of lessons and trying to achieve a particular "look" is one part of their focus. It is very easy to get carried away by the look of a golf swing and forget that the ultimate goal is to get the job done; to get the ball into the hole in as few strokes as possible. What does the look of your swing actually have to do with this goal?

Like cosmetic surgery, a beautiful swing does not always provide you with the confidence that you crave. And success in golf, as in everything in life, is dependent on that particular ingredient – confidence. Yes, there are certain basics within a swing which are going to make it easier to hit the ball square and along the right swing path. But an ugly swing can in fact work just as effectively, if not more so.

Having confidence in an ugly swing is going to get the job done far more effectively than a beautiful swing or so called ideal technique in which you have little or no confidence.

Roseanna Leaton, avid golfer and specialist in golf hypnosis mp3s and author of the GolferWithin golf mind training system to provide golf confidence for amateurs and professionals alike.

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