Technical golfer issue

technical golfer

I’ve lost track of the amount of times I’ve heard a technical golfer something like this:

I like the idea of Automatic Golf but I’m a technical golfer. I like to think about my golf swing when I play.

The vast majority of my clients are professionals (I call them “accountant” types). They just like thinking and analysing when they play.

This isn’t always a bad thing (we need really smart people) but at some point you can’t always be thinking golf swing. Take Bernie…

As mentioned previously, my two years in National Service and my over 35 years in computers/IT have made me very very technical. Whilst there are lots of positives from being “organised”, there are also “problems” in being so.

I haven’t had a lesson etc for some years. I am enjoying learning about myself golf-wise. Some positives and obviously some negatives (e.g. switching the brain off).
Keep up the good work.

Here’s the thing.

Automatic Golf gives you the best of both worlds. You get to think and analyse as much as you want.

But. And this is huge. You must do this before you walk to hit the ball. I call this Einsteining.

And there’s almost nothing you can’t do.

  • Think about your golf swing
  • Think about your score
  • Take a practice swing
  • Do a golf drill
  • Analyse why you three-putted the previous hole

Once you’ve done Einsteining you must phase out of thinking mode and enter playing mode.

If done correctly, the walk to the ball is the ideal vehicle for this. So much so I like to think of the walk as a vitally important aspect of your golf game (it’s way more important than swing plane, stance and forearm rotation).

Look at it this way. Einsteining is when you program your system with what you want to do and then you’ve got to step up to the ball and let rip.

No fear. No stressing. No self-doubt. And absolutely no analysing.

It’s easy to do but it’s easy not to do. The technical golfers amongst us tend to have trouble phasing out of thinking mode. And most of the time it’s just habit that can be broken with some practice and a little discipline. And when you’re able to experience the positive effects of getting your technical brain under control, there’s no comparison. You’ll almost certainly play better and more consistently.

Ultimately, you want to THINK FIRST >> then go whack the ball. You can’t be thinking when you’re in the act of hitting the ball. This is not negotiable if you want to play your best golf.

Resources: If you’d like a perfect introduction to improving your golfing mindset and getting your technical golfer brain under control, please check out this golf book.

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