By A. Raworth
An acquaintance was having a golf problem with a reliable putting stroke. He was averaging about three putts per hole and he couldn't get his head around what was behind this three-putt issue.
The more he worried, the worse his putting became. I asked him if he was willing to try an activity that he hadn't tried before and that if his golf game didn't improve, he would get a full refund of my fee.
At this point he was willing to do just about anything to improve his golf game, so he agreed to give me and EFT tapping a try.
The problem first began for him when he was playing in a medal competition and he "let someone down" by missing an easy putt. It wasn't helped by the other golfer who re-demonstrated with him what he had done and then proceeded to tell the entire clubhouse patrons how he had been let down by my acquaintance.
The thought of that incident alone made him anxious and his SUD Level of Intensity number was at an 8 out of a possible 10.
I demonstrated EFT and we began to tap:
"Even though I let people down, I deeply and completely accept myself."
"Even though I made my partner look foolish, I deeply and completely accept myself."
"Even though I made myself look foolish, I deeply and completely accept myself."
"Everyone looking at me."
"My ears turning red."
"Being in the spotlight."
His SUD Level of Intensity number went down from 8 to 4 and then eventually with more tapping to a 0 out of 10.
We didn't finish here. While tapping he further revealed that there was a traumatic childhood incident where he was picked on and made the "focus of attention." He could feel his face burning with embarrassment. He said the feeling was the same as when he had played in the medal competition. We then tapped upon this past incident and several more childhood memories that also related to him being embarrassed by something he did and his feeling of letting people down.
During one tapping sequence I suggested that he had maybe also let himself down. This statement returned a big emotional reaction from him so we knew we were on to something there.
"Even though I can't be perfect all the time, I always try my best and if my best isn't good enough for anyone I forgive them. I forgive myself, and I deeply and completely love and accept myself."
After tapping though this aspect for several rounds, his SUD Level of Intensity number on this aspect went down to 0 out of 10.
Next, the tapping needed to be put to an actual golf game test.
After two weeks had passed, his putting was working great, but he had a couple of shanks when driving, which brought his focus to this new problem and his SUD Level numbers were back up. We came up with a tapping statement for driving "Straight Down the Middle" (done to a song by an American singer and actor Bing Crosby) and getting into his "comfort zone" from a 7 to a 4. I also made up a a short and simple song to sell this thought to himself.
Four weeks after first visit with me and learning EFT tapping, I noted how much his demeanor was changing. He was more positive, relaxed and he could relate how his new comfort zone positively affected his golf game.
After his last good golf game, I suggested he fall asleep at night tapping with a positive golf game in his mind and to focus on mentally reliving all the good shots he experienced on the golf course, reinacting them in his mind and relive his positive "state."
Two months later he is tapping daily on any issues that come up for him. He is thrilled with his golf game, as his handicap is also down.
Golf is dependent upon keeping the body (most notably the arms) in a relaxed state, especially during the swing for a good strike and distance on the shot which is why EFT tapping is great for relaxing your mind, then your body and improving your golf game as seen here by this golfer's story. And I never had to refund him my fee.