I don’t golf and don’t plan on learning, but having read the book Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect by sports psychologist Bob Rotella, I watch the game once in a great while on TV. I’m trying to improve my mental game in my favorite addiction: shooting sporting clays. In both sports, the pre-shot routine is very important. Your subconscious brain is supposed to control the move, the mount and the shot, based on all your earlier practice. Thinking about (especially questioning) how to do what you want to do is the absolute kiss of death. That and a loss of concentration on focusing visually on nothing but the target.