Every golfer is interested in having more flow or optimal experiences in his or her golf game. It is suggested that golfers will witness a higher frequency and intensity of flow states if they adopt a task-involved (success equals hard work and improvement) in contrast to an ego-involved (success is demonstrating superior ability) goal perspective. With respect to the psychological antecedents of flow, research is reviewed which indicates that a task-involved approach should result in higher perceived competence, a preference for optimally challenging task, perceptions of personal control, more focused attention, and greater intrinsic enjoyment. Suggestions for fostering task involvement are provided.
|Title of host publication
|Science and Golf II - Proceedings of the 1994 World Scientific Congress of Golf
|A J Cochran, M R Farrally
|Place of Publication
|Published - 1994