Saturday, 23 June 2012

How Do We Teach Ourselves Golf

By Darren
The first part of teaching yourself is getting the correct information, and the instruction here will help you with that. The second part of teaching yourself is playing.

The body learns slower than the intellectual mind. So, I call the body "stupid" in this respect.

Understanding this about the body helps you to the appropriate attitude and approach. For, we all have the experience of being patient, since we all have had to deal with stupid people or were stupid ourselves and just couldn't figure out how to do something for a long time. Finally, only after many tries, did the right way finally dawn on us so that we could do it.

It's the same with the body: you will repeat a stroke or pattern for the hundredth time, and yet you will still look clumsy or have no control of the ball.

But eventually your movements will become more fluid, and you will need much less effort to play GOLF.

The best mindset in this period is to be patient and not focus on the outcome (do the best you can though). In other words, don't be thinking, "When am I going to start SWINGING PERFECTLY?"

Focus on the process: hitting the ball, rotating the body, or one of the other check points of your swing.

That way you help your body and your subconscious mind absorb as much information as possible, and you learn much quicker how to coordinate the parts of your body to hit the ball efficiently and effectively.