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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

How to Really Fix Your Swing

Most golfers are fanatical about the mechanics of their swing.

They're constantly trying to adjust their swing mechanics so they can make the ball go where they want it to go. As a result, they have a running dialogue in their minds about their grip, their arms, their shoulders, their head--the list is endless. This obsession is a huge disadvantage, because you cannot think about the mechanics of your swing and swing properly at the same time.

You, however, can be different.

You can approach golf with a strong belief in your body's ability to self-correct mistakes. This is what will lead to confidence and consistency on the golf course.

This state is also known as The Zone.

The Zone

The zone is your ideal 'inner climate' on the golf course.

You play better golf when you have the following feelings:

--When you feel relaxed and focused.

--When you feel optimistic and positive.

--When you feel a genuine sense of enjoyment in your play.

--When you feel mentally alert and filled with energy.

--When you feel highly self-confident.*

Most importantly, when you are in the zone,

--You are not focused on whether you hit the ball well.

--You are not focused on your score.

--You are not focused on your emotions.

You are in the present.

You are completely absorbed in what you are doing.

One of the easiest ways you can get into the zone is to develop a much clearer overall picture of your swing in your mind. Here is a visual that can help from David Leadbetter:

"Imagine your trunk turning within the confines of a barrel while the club moves up and down along the rim of a wheel."

As you develop this picture in your mind, it releases you from worrying about the individual parts of your swing. The visual image relaxes you and releases your body to hit the ball without striving too much.

If you are thinking to yourself "I really, really need to get the mental part of my game handled"...


You certainly do need to get it handled.

You need to learn how to become mentally tough on the golf course RIGHT NOW.

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