A dangerous trap

A follower of this website was interested to know my thoughts on power. He was getting mixed up on a golf forum – with the forum users arguing about the source of power in the golf stroke.

I think golf forums are a dangerous trap. I have been there and done that and found for the most part that no matter what evidence presented to them, they will not change their views. So you can waste your time and energy trying to get your view across.

Worse still, forum users forget about the most important part of the game – playing golf. If you get mixed up in the garbage you can have your own flow disrupted with too many thoughts and ideas.

Who really cares where power comes from? Knowing the answer is not going to make playing the game any easier. You still have to swing the club, avoid the trees and sink those putts. Real golfers are more concerned about their score and how to get better. Forum lurkers have dropped the ball – they try and play golf with their keyboards and their conscious minds.

Avoid the forum trap – best you steer clear and focus on your own game.

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  • 3 Putt

    Reply Reply January 12, 2010

    If anyone saw Rory Sabbatini’s swing in slow mo on the weekend it breaks all the ‘rules’ of weight transfer and how most teachers say to obtain ‘ power’. He shot 10 under par for the final round and lost by a stroke. There is more than one way to skin a cat.

    Ogilivy looks to me like he plays Automatic. I would be interested in your thoughts on him Cameron.



  • Cameron Strachan

    Reply Reply January 12, 2010

    @3 Putt: Agree. I’m working on a ripper blog post on the last round of the SBS. I found it compulsive viewing and think there are plenty of lessons for us all.

    Keep your eyes peeled.

  • Grayden Provis

    Reply Reply January 12, 2010

    “Forum lurkers have dropped the ball – they try and play golf with their keyboards…..” Love it.

  • Gregor

    Reply Reply January 12, 2010

    Does anyone that hits the ball a long way really know how they do it ? I know my swing is slow but I am not that far in distance behind my lower handicap playing partners so I’m quite happy with this. If I thought about swinging faster or trying to hit a drive further I would be all over the place ! So I’m just going to leave it as it is

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