Golf Psychology Homework to Improve Golf Hypnosis


Giving my clients homework tasks to improve their golf and get the most effective results from golf hypnosis sessions is one of the keys to my success. It’s also something that I use to good effect with my clinical hypnotherapy clients as well. Homework can also be used very effectively with golf hypnosis recordings and with self-assigned tasks for self-hypnosis as well.

So what do I mean by Golf Hypnosis Homework

Well don’t worry; it’s not like going back to school. This homework is often just a task that changes your routine or increases your awareness of something you do. I often use tasks to help interrupt habitual patterns of behaviour or thinking. Sometimes I may give a task to directly intervene in a pattern of behaviour and other times the task may appear to my client as completely unrelated to their problem. Despite seeming unrelated, carrying out the task usually brings about a new understanding or allows the client to look at his or her problem in a new light.

The father of modern hypnosis, Milton Erickson, used to give people the most extraordinary tasks. My favourite was when he gave a rather depressed man the task of counting the chimneys on the buildings on his walk to work each day and to note anything unusual he saw up there. Erickson knew that when we in a positive happy state, we tend to hold our heads with our shoulders back. It’s difficult to feel down when you’re looking up.

Dr Karl Morris, one of Europe’s leading sports psychologists recommends that you keep your eyes above the flag while walking between shots for the same reason. As Karl says, “change your body and you will change your mind.”

Homework Task for Your Own Virtual Caddy

If you’ve signed up for my Golf Hypnotist Ezine, then you already have the free 25-minute “Your Own Virtual Caddy” golf hypnosis mp3. If you haven’t, then you can get it now by completing the form on the right sidebar of any page of my website. Just fill in your name and email address and click on the “Subscribe Now” button.

Listen regularly to the audio recording and complete the “Caddying” Homework Task. The purpose of this task is to give you the experience of thinking about and planning every shot rather than just walking up and hitting it. As a caddy, you don’t get to hit the shot yourself and have to hand over that task to someone else – like their unconscious ability.

So all you have to do is to caddy for someone else for a few holes or ideally a full round. Alternatively get somebody to caddy for you. If you’re not sure what caddying involves, then go to a tournament or watch one on TV and focus on the interaction between player and caddy.

Once you know roughly what to do then here’s a few different approaches, in descending order of effectiveness.

  1. Caddy for a golf professional – may be difficult to arrange
  2. Caddy for a good amateur golfer – 4 handicap or lower
  3. Caddy for a friend – the better the player, the better the results and there may be mutual benefit from the exercise
  4. Watch Tiger Woods in a tournament on TV and imagine being his caddy
  5. Imagine a round of golf with you as your own caddy.

If you work at it, you may suddenly surprise and delight yourself by finding your golf improving dramatically with the unconscious help of your own virtual caddy.


  1. Hey there, this is a great article and its great to see the value of hypnosis finding its way to other fields as well. I’ll be interested to keep reading your site my friend 🙂

  2. Hey, I really appreciate that you are a supporter Hypnosis. The more people that post about the positive uses of Hypnosis the better it is. Big thanks. As a gesture I’ve created a backlink to your website here:

  3. Andrew Fogg says:

    Hi Alex,

    I trust you got the personal email I sent you about this.



  4. andy says:

    learn to love a tap in for par, my words no tiger woods.

  5. alex says:

    Our Daughter is a highly ranked amatuer Golfer. Bottom line she is incredibly skilled. In her last tournament she missed 30 Birdie putts, the issue is that had these been “par saves” she would of dropped 1/2 of them. This is normal for her play. Something is going on. When she “has to” make a putt, to save par, make a chip under huge pressure, she does it. This, being in position for a Birdie and not making the putt is the issue. Her game is incredibly strong scoring right at par in tournaments. On the greens 85% of the time. I believe she needs suggestions to get into the proper state of mind during tournaments so that the “under pressure” state of mind in on all the time. Both she and I am great belivers in Hypnosis.

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