How to become a great golfer

The Internet is full of information on golf. You only need spend a few minutes and you can find hundreds (yes hundreds) of golf websites all promising the same thing.

Instant gratification and improvement.

Now you’ve got to be careful here because there is a huge difference between marketing hype and reality. It takes years (not minutes) to get really good at something. There’s no other way.

This doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a good game in the process. You can. Great golf evolves over the journey. You should in fact get a little bit better each time you play.

But only if you don’t keep expecting a miracle cure. And it’s this reason why automatic golf is so important. Automatic golf allows your system to play the best golf for you right now and to keep you moving in the right direction – towards mastery. This is the reason why I bang the automatic drum so often and so loud.

Some learning experts say that it takes 10,000 hours to become a master at something. This can be a little daunting if you’re starting out but perfectly attainable for a golfer over the journey. All the practice and those hours spent on the golf course add up. If you want to be a great golfer it’s good not to be in a hurry. Take your time. And watch out for those promising more than they can deliver.

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5 Comments

  • Tony Lucas (Lukey)

    Reply Reply November 27, 2009

    Cam
    I would like to know how the professionals come up with how long it takes to implement changes to your swing (ie 30,000 in my current magazine).Surely once you have grasped and understood the change it should only be practice and then allow the change to become automatic.I suppose they would lead us to believe nothing in golf is that easy or am I being a little naive. I will continue on my present path though and stick with the auto process.
    Cheers Lukey

  • Cameron

    Reply Reply November 27, 2009

    @Lukey: I don’t know how they come up with these figures. My guess is they spend plenty of time and money on research and then double the figure so it seems unattainable.

    The main point is that there is not quick fixes. If you play golf, have fun and learn to automate you’ll do just fine. You’ll continue to get better overtime.

    Thanks for posting,

    Cameron

  • Steady

    Reply Reply November 27, 2009

    Hi Cam,
    it took me 2 years to just get use to the concept of auto golf. It takes discipine and a truckload of mental toughness but it is worthwhile.
    Cheers Steady

  • adam

    Reply Reply May 6, 2013

    Awesome info cameron

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