More thoughts on Automatic Golf and the Talent Code

Automatic Golf and the Talent Code – some more thoughts.

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  • Cam280

    Reply Reply July 27, 2013

    I think both applications are awesome and I think they can be interwoven, e.g I could be putting and I could reach first by thinking about how I want the ball to go into the hole then go auto to get the job done. The key is to be specific in your reach i.e I want the ball to go in the left door hitting the back of the cup set up to that thought look up no interruption in thought thats a green light, time to go auto. Say i’m chipping and I set up to a flop look up and I instantly think wait a minute I will go left if I pull the trigger, step away readjust. Its amazing how you can think about the shot and the complexities and then ask the question and if your mind is not racing you will get an answer. Honesty is the best policy.

    • Cameron

      Reply Reply July 27, 2013

      Cam280: your last comments are excellent and in my opinion your best. I’m not surprised you had a great score today. Maybe you can expand on what happened and what you learned. Good stuff.

  • Cam280

    Reply Reply July 27, 2013

    footnote: had 42 points today after your post, thanks Cam.

  • Adam

    Reply Reply July 27, 2013

    Cameron check out the video titled “jack kuykendal and moe norman fireside chat”. I think it will give a bit of help for some people not only in golf but life. Look it up please if young have time. It helped me alot. He describes some championship traits and some interesting golf mindsets.

    • Cameron

      Reply Reply July 27, 2013

      Adam: I have written a detailed article today about Moe Norman and other stuff. Not ready to publish is yet but it will shed light on MN and JK.

  • Adam

    Reply Reply July 27, 2013

    Its on youtube

  • Cam280

    Reply Reply July 27, 2013

    First of all, i’m in a good head space. I just got employed after struggling for the last 4 months. I also only came back to playing comp after 4 months off competition, (priorities). But that didn’t stop me from practicing everyday in the back yard. I even manufactured some old shade cloth into a driving net and after a million divots and finding my way back to the other end of the yard I was teaching my self to hit all out 4 iron stingers that would not go above the top of the fence and would slam into the net from 30 meters. My 60 is my best friend and i can get up and down from anywhere. The other thing that occurred was I forgot all my bad shots on the course those memories of wayward drives out to the highway or missed putts. But more importantly I forgot my old reactions to those shots. Today I played with 2 old bitties and some old guy who played golf with the Shark when he was a junior, group handicap was over 70.
    The type of mistakes I made today were ego based from mucho ego to timid ego but most of the time I stuck to my routine which is visual auto. I shot 3 over for the front and 1 under for the back which included 3 drops from hazards. When I was feeling nervous after a missed putt I told myself to stop caring so much its just a game who cares if you miss seriously. I finished the day birdie; birdie. I think I will be back! I didn’t win A grade I was beaten by someone who had a 45, lol.

    • Cameron

      Reply Reply July 28, 2013

      Cam280: more good stuff Cam. It’s no good when the work front is messy. I think you’ve made some huge strides and it comes across in your words. Keep up the great work.

  • Holdini

    Reply Reply July 28, 2013

    I think that how we are all trying to play golf in an automatic way is a form of deep practice. Its bloody hard, plenty of mistakes and relapses and, like cam280, moments of clarity. We have to keep going and we will build those neural pathways.

    The specific skills for each shot are just more opportunities to learn. I dont think I will ever read another article about technique in my life. I want to learn a spinnier type of chip shot at the moment and I will find a spot behind a bunker with a bare lie and no green to work with. I will work out how to do it…eventually.

    Cameron, have you thought about challenging us all in some way so we can become the next talent hotbed! Maybe shot of the week. We can upload video or something. Not sure what im thinking. Just reaching out to expand our horizons.

    • Cameron

      Reply Reply July 28, 2013

      Holdini: your insights have added to this forum so thanks for dropping by. And I think you’re on the correct path to learn a spinning chip. Report back here with your findings.

      Let me think about some challenges – I have some ideas.

  • Michael murphy

    Reply Reply July 28, 2013

    Hi Cam,
    In Daniels video, he mentions a “dangerous little voice telling him, why don’t you get good at something?” That would be pesky? And it really is dangerous, setting out to get good at something as it is the future and not being in the present/ moment? Hope this makes sense
    MM

    • Cameron

      Reply Reply July 28, 2013

      MM: I think some goals are necessary but also that in this day and age we’re all a bit too obsessed with “winning”. After doing this stuff for a while now, I reckon some better goals are,

      – playing without fear
      – enjoying golf more
      – learning new stuff
      – helping others do the above

      I’m still learning to do all of this, but it seems all more worthwhile then having one good score or hitting a long drive. Longterm, I know what I’d be aiming for.

  • Michael murphy

    Reply Reply July 28, 2013

    Great answer, thanks 🙂

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