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What do you think is the best swing thought to play better golf?

What do you think is the best swing thought to play better golf?

What do you think is the best swing thought to play better golf?
 
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I’m sure you have already guessed that this is a trick question.  There is no “best swing thought” to play better golf.  To be devoid of any thought is the true answer to getting to play to your fullest potential.  How do you think of nothing?  
 
At the Mel Sole Golf School, we teach our students something we call the “Clear Key,” and as my former mentor on this part of the game, Dr. Cary Mumford once said,  “It is a key to clear the hacking in the head!”
 
David MacKenzie of Golf State of Mind. It has provided some insights into this below, but if you click on the audio file, you will get a full version of this article!  Enjoy! If you want some personal instruction from David, go here.
 
 
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 Copy of Audio File from David Mackenzie.

I get asked this all the time, but I think you already have the answer. A lot of mental game development is about repeating the things that you were doing when you were playing well and eliminating the things you were doing when you weren’t playing well.

When you’re playing well, what are you thinking about during your swing? I’m willing to bet it’s nothing at all. You’re seeing the target and making an instinctive swing.

Conversely, when you’re playing badly, what are you thinking about during your swing? I’m sure it’s some technical instruction or you’re consciously working on preventing mistakes that might have occurred earlier in the round.

So there’s your answer. Too many swing thoughts are one of the biggest causes of inconsistency.

But let me explain why this is the case.

So much of what you require in golf is about trust.

Bobby Jones once said:

“The golf swing is too complex a movement to control it consciously”.

US Open winner Graeme McDowell said:

“You turn off your mind. You feel your golf swing without really thinking about it. It’s almost like you you don’t think at all. Maybe you have one little thought, and everything else becomes automatic.”

To see the rest of this article by David MacKenzie, go here!

Source: David MacKenzie of Golf State of Mind.

Pictures:  David MacKenzie of Golf State of Mind.

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