As recreational golfers, we are always striving to better our golf game. It is a continual battle for improvement that seams never ending. Even the professional golfers are constantly working on their game. When you see even the pros struggling to maintain a constant level, that shows you how difficult golf can be.

Why is it that less than 5% of all the golfers in the World can break 70? Do those golfers have something that we do not? According to golf manufacturers and their advertising claims, we need the same expensive golf equipment that the pros use to play to their level.

That obviously is marketing hype, as you can now pick up the same driver that a PGA star used last year for under $200. So, many of us do have technologically advanced clubs and golf balls that the pros use; why are we still unable to break 70 or even 80?

There must be a reason why the average score has stayed almost constant since the 1970's. Billions have been spent on developing new technologically advanced golf clubs and balls. Then we have the advertisers that tell us that the only way to improve our game is to buy that $500 driver.

We have golf balls that can fly a mile straight down the fairway, clubs that are easier to play, are more forgiving to miss hits, have big 460cc heads, etc. And yet the vast bulk of golfers are still struggling to break the 90 barrier! Obviously a great golf game can not be bought; not even with the hundreds of new golf training aids, golf swing guides, or modern instruction methods.

There is something missing from our game that only the top 5% of golfers know about. It appears that that “thing” that they possess is mastery of the Mental Game of Golf. That is the missing ingredient that can promote the quickest and most lasting change in any golfer’s game. interestingly, this is the only area that doesn't cost a cent to use, but hardly anyone uses it.

The mental golf game: Using your mind in a calculated, methodical and focused way is the surest method of improving your game and lowering your scores. Mastering the Inner Game of Golf can do wonders for your game. But you have to understand how to implement the methods.

Once you do, you will have confidence in yourself and your game, have clear focus and mental toughness, be able to control your attention, cure your golf nerves and anxiety, and eliminate anger from your game – amongst other things.

Awareness of the mental game of golf is what separates the rest of us from the top 5% of golfers. You can see it in action on the PGA Tour because all those guys have access to the same equipment, golf swing gurus, and putting gurus. The difference between them comes down to how well they master their mental game of golf during each tournament.

It is difficult for them to maintain high levels of concentration and focus, at their level with all the pressure, week after week and year after year. That is why even the likes of Tiger Woods can not win every major in a year or even dominate the majority of events in a season, every season.

But for recreational golfers like us, understanding and using the inner game of golf techniques can have an immediate and long lasting positive affect on our game of golf. It is the fastest way to take your game to the next level and lower your golf scores. If you would like more information on how to start, then read How to Learn the Mental Game of Golf. You will also find a couple of free reports, Mental Game Tips and Mental Game Self Assessment, that you can download to get you started.