It’s time to sacrifice a little …

Automatic golf simplifies the game. It takes the very complicated and gives you a way of making it easier and more enjoyable. More reliable too.

With simplification comes sacrifice. You can’t play the game and still be concerned with your backswing. Does it really matter if you take the club back a little on the inside anyway? You’ve gotta leave some of the excess baggage behind.

The sacrifice might be the biggest hurdle to overcome – a golfer will relish the chance to play more and have less concern. But when push comes to shove, all the “little” things he likes to think (worry?) about act like a security blanket.

The backswing is a concern
What is my score going to be?
What does Bill and Steve think of my game?
I need to lower my handicap
How do I fix my swing?

But you can’t have it both ways. You’ve got to sacrifice to unlock that simple golf game that is lurking just below the surface. What are you prepared to leave behind?

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2 Comments

  • Grayden Provis

    Reply Reply February 10, 2014

    “You can’t play the game and still be concerned with your backswing…”

    Yes! When I was going through the “how far does my backswing go back / where is the toe of my club pointing at the top / is my wrist bowed or flat…” phase I used to have discussions about it with my mate who I’ve played golf with for 30 years and his eyes would just glaze over. He didn’t KNOW how far back his swing went or where anything pointed and he had no interest in knowing. He just wanted to thwack the ball. And he did. Over and over again. He “played the game” as Cameron says. Instead of trying to teach him I should have been learning from him. He literally wasn’t interested in any of the positional stuff. Still isn’t and plays just fine. Actually, don’t tell him this, but he swings like a 6′ 4″ praying mantis with arthritis – pretty ugly – but he’s a COMPETITOR and he’ll beat your brains in with one arm tied behind his back if thats what it takes. Thats a really good reason not to tell him his swing looks ordinary actually – it just gives him more incentive to beat you. He’s getting close to 60 years old now and still plays off 5 or 6 on a course with an ACR of 74! A purely instinctive golfer.

  • Adam

    Reply Reply February 11, 2014

    I agree with this. It makes me more aware of myself and how I continually get back into the traditional mindset. Will have to work on that

    Cheers,

    Adam

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