2 Powerful Golf Learning Fundamentals

1. You need to be very clear in your intention. In other words, what are you trying to do or what is your target?. On a difficulty scale this one is pretty easy, maybe, 4 or 5 out of 10. It’s easily forgotten when we get lazy or start playing well (or poorly).

2. Be accepting of the result. This one’s tougher and maybe the thing that I’ve struggled with the most. But it’s incredibly important to allow you to keep playing the game. If you can’t accept the result you’ll get distracted and start telling stories.

Bonus tip: If there was a third it would be to repeat the above over and over.

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4 Comments

  • Lukey

    Reply Reply April 22, 2012

    Is it not conceivable Cam if one becomes too target driven you are then defeating the purpose of auto golf because the focus becomes the target.I actually started to feel I was trying to end up guiding my shots toward the target.Should it not be if you end up getting the ball to go real close to your target (happy camper)even within say ten metres of your intended target (either side) would also be good?As for point two that is the absolute truth acceptance is the only way.
    Cheers Lukey

    • Cameron

      Reply Reply April 23, 2012

      Lukey: You have to be careful. They key word here is “intention”. This doesn’t always mean you need to focus overly on the target – but you do need to know what you are trying to do and picking a target prior is a key consideration if you ask me.

  • Frank Hoekzema

    Reply Reply April 26, 2012

    In my experience this is one of the hardest things to get right. A lot of my students struggle to have a clear intention without overly focusing themselves on that and they end up trying to ‘guide’ the ball to the target. It is actually something I have struggled with a lot myself and still sometimes do.

    It takes practice and some experience to properly ‘understand’ the difference between a clear intention and focussing to much on that intention.

    • Cameron

      Reply Reply April 27, 2012

      Frank: A wise man once taught me to treat the target like a “mini goal”. Decide on it and then put it to one side. He even had me imagine I was putting it away into the top drawer so it wouldn’t get lost and also wouldn’t be a distraction. Once you’ve worked out what you want to do it’s time to get on with it – extra care, thought and worry at this stage is very rarely helpful.

      Thanks for posting,

      Cameron

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