The Golf Swing

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Thursday, May 19, 2005

The Mental Game - Say It Out Loud

I think it was Winston Churchhill who said that "Golf is a Good Walk Ruined". I don't think I'd go that far but let's be honest you spend a heck of a lot more time on the course walking than hitting the ball. This down time from hitting the ball gives your mind an awful lot of time to wander onto thoughts about anything but golf.

When it's time to hit the ball you have to be able to get your mind back onto the task at hand which is to get the ball from point A to point B via the best possible path. One of the best ways I've found to get my mind back into focus is to say my shot out loud prior to setting up to the ball. I try to realistic about the shot I plan to hit and you should also.

I find that even if I don't hit the ball the way I said was going to, just the fact that I said it out loud gets my mind back into focus and flushes all those other thoughts out of my head. Then, between shots, I can think about anything I want while I'm walking to my ball.


At 12:14 AM, Blogger SunDevilGolf said...

It was Mark Twain who said "Golf is a Good Walk Ruined"

At 5:07 PM, Blogger dave said...

I tried this today and the guys started to wonder about me, but decided it was worth it after they watched it help on the back nine.


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