Train your brain for better improvement

Here’s a common scenario when implementing automatic golf for the first time.

You head to the golf course or practice fairway and swing away. You’re not concerned too much about your swing or technique. You’re happy to “free wheel” and see what you get.

And almost always what you get is good (or better than good). And here’s where the problem lies. If you’re an analytical type of person you won’t be able to help yourself. You’ll want to analyse your performance:

What am I doing here?
Why is the ball going higher?
How am I hitting this draw?
It feels like I’m swinging slower…

The list could go on and on.

These thoughts disrupt the magic. To get full benefit you’ve got to keep swinging away without all the analysis. Yes, this is hard to do. You’ll be fighting with Pesky but this is exactly how you’ve got to play if you’re ever going to break out of a golfing rut.

My challenge is to last 15 minutes without the analysis. Give it a go and report back here with your findings. These 15 minutes are a lot harder than you think.

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  • Andrew

    Reply Reply February 2, 2011

    This seems to be my constant battle, I have developed the habit of going to the driving range to try and fix my swing. I have found I would hit my first few balls really well then I would start to analyse and try to make corrections only to find by the time I had hit all my balls I would be frustrated. Those first few balls at the driving range are the key, the ones I hit before you I start analysing and fixing. I alwys hit them really well and freely. The challenge is to take that midset to the course 15 minutes at a time seems like a good way to start.

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