This is a report that will allow you to know about results of psychological tests and what you can do to improve your performance and that of your students while playing golf. 5 tests are part of this: The POMS, the temperament, the Psychological Profile, the Study of Sport Experiences and the Stress Factors. I will explain a bit of each test and then the result for all students.
The POMS test assesses 6 transitory states and moods: tension/anxiety, depression/melancholy, rage, vigor, fatigue and mental confusion. The results of these 6 factors are placed in an individual graphic, which can be seen below. At number 50 there is a line.
This is the average value for each factor for a population of non-athletes. This means that the further they are the better. This means that the further away the golfers results are from the average population, the more significant they are for us when thinking in terms of sport talent in the psychological area.
The ideal is that they present factors considered as negative (tension, depression, rage, fatigue and mental confusion) well below the average, and the positive factor (vigor) well above the average. When a golfer presents this type of curve, it is called an Iceberg Profile, because the drawing of the results resembles an iceberg (see drawing below).
Golfer’s that have an Iceberg Profile, generally are professionals with psychological talent, who don’t change their iceberg profile even when they are having problems. The vigor factor in psychological terms is greater as it is related to toughness, determination and will. The greater the value, the better it is. Below is a graph of my test.
A rescue of the performance material helps us to believe that the union of the four elements of nutrition, physical training, technical training and practical skill shows a balanced and confident athlete. This I call preparation! Nobody can go to competition without being prepared!