"The Zone" is an “optimal performance state”, a special “mental” place, where somehow, and for some period of time, conscious thought is suspended, everything flows, and you can do no wrong.
Sport Psychologist, Tom Ferraro, Ph.D. calls the pleasure experienced while in the zone “…intrinsically motivating and maybe one of the reasons golfers devote so much time to the game.” If you’ve ever been there, it probably felt “phenomenologically different” from your usual golf game. However fleeting, you want more!!
So what’s the zone and how can golfers find it? Let’s explore Dr. Ferraro’s excellent 1999 article, The Zone and Golf for answers.Read More