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One Wrong Thought You MUST Eliminate From Your Golf SwingTo Avoid So Much Trouble - You try your skills at golf and some (or all) of the following
* You miss the ball
* You miss it again and again and...
* You hit the top of the ball
* You correct this mistake and you hit the ground behind
* You see people hitting the ball in the air but your hits
cause the ball to bounce along the ground
* Whoops! Where did that big curve in the flight of the
ball come from?
* The more you try the more you find yourself creating
other poor results
* You finally get a nice hit but you have no idea what you
did to get the good result
* You look around and some of your friends and relatives
are having the same problems as you
* Grrrr! Why can't I hit the ball like those people on T.V.?
This is the second article in a series of articles which will
lead you to a simple method of putting, chipping, pitching,
and full swing skills.
The slice, duck hook, complete miss, topping the ball, hitting
fat (hit the ground behind the ball), and most of the other
undesirable results you have experienced or witnessed in other
golfers are caused by ONE incorrect thought.
Replace this thought and you will have much more success with
putting, chipping, pitching, and the full swing.
However, this thought is buried deep in your subconscious mind.
It is very **logical** to our way of thinking.
To change your approach to your golf swing AND your putting you
will have to accept an illogical thought. But, when you make the
change you will begin executing some of the easiest swings of
the golf club you have ever made (and know why this happens.)
Five amazing results in ball flight will occur once you overcome
this wrong thought in favor of executing unusual, **illogical**
1. You will finally learn to make a divot like the Pros.
2. You will lift the ball in the air.
3. You will hit the ball straight.
4. You will hit the ball farther.
5. You will get a lot more backspin on your ball.
This "wrong" thought causes movements of various parts of your
body in ways which ruin an easy golf swing. These incorrect
movements are visible in your hands, forearms, arms, body,
hips, and legs.
This thought triggers incorrect movements at various stages of
your swing sequence. Wrong body movements can begin as soon as
you start taking the club away from the ball until after the
ball has been hit.
But, if the ball is gone how can a wrong move affect the result.
Simply put, muscles which produce the wrong movement after the
ball has been hit have begun to "gather" or bunch-up before the
club reaches the ball. This initial bunching of muscles
interferes with your intended swing movements. You, or your
golf partners, are not aware that this has happened.
Most of my teaching lessons are geared to helping you change
from the wrong, logical thought to the correct, but illogical
thought. My lessons will teach you movements which respond to
the correct thought. My lessons will give you a process for
playing all golf shots with this correct thought in mind.
Since this wrong thought is logical it is buried in your
subconscious. The various views at golf courses, as you try to
hit the ball, cause this thought to be more involved in your
To toss out this thought from your mind and replace it with the
correct thought cannot be done by simply being aware of the
correct way of thinking. Even though I am aware of this error
the scenery of the golf course or the desire to make a precise
hit will cause this wrong thought to reappear to influence my
golf swing. I believe it can even affect the best golfers in the
world due to the pressures they face in golf tournaments.
What you will learn from this website is a step-by-step process
which will teach you movements in relation to developing a new
subconscious thought. This new thought will trigger the desired
movements you want in your effort to hit the golf ball where
you want it to go.
The next message in this series will show you a basic step-by-
step process of playing any golf swing or putt. I call it "the
phases of playing a golf shot". You will learn to focus on
a task, change your focus to another task, focus on the next
task, and so on.
This routine will eliminate the feeling you might have of trying
to remember 20 or 30 things before you swing the golf club.
By following a regular process of playing a golf shot you will
soon develop a new subconscious thought so that you can rid
yourself of that one wrong thought.
Oh yeah. Before I forget. What is the **one wrong thought**?
A quick story, first.
A few years ago I witnessed a young woman take some golf
lessons from the local Pro over a 2 year period. He did a good
job at showing her some very good swing skills. But, I saw her
continually hitting the ball out the right and she could not hit
the ball as far as she was capable. At the beginning of the
third year she came for another lesson. I could see from her
hand movements that she was saying something like, "I'm still
hitting the ball out the right!"
She had a lot of good swing mechanics from the previous
instruction. I watched the teacher try to figure which of the
mechanics was breaking down. The problem was not solved. My
experience as a Grade 1 to 9 physical education teacher gave
me the background of body movements whereby I could see that
there was something else besides breakdowns in swing mechanics.
What was happening in that woman's swing which caused her to hit
the ball slightly to the right despite very good swing skills?
Answer: The ball is at point A. The green, flag, and hole are at
point B. Logical, subconscious thought tells us that we want to
smack the ball from point A to point B. This same thought also
convinces us to create movements at some stage of our swing
which will cause a forward motion of the golf club through the
ball so that it can go from A to B.
But, these forward motions occur at various stages of our swing
which cause such a variety of poor results. Forgotten in this
thought process is the most important part of the swing.
And that is ---- APPLY A BLOW TO THE BALL so that it can firstly
be put in motion to leave the vicinity of point A.
The coming lessons will teach you how to carry out movements
which respond to your new focus of making the ball move — and
move correctly. Prior to these lessons I will have more articles
which will prepare you to focus entirely on the instructions.
P.S. There are a few "tips" roaming the world which leave wrong
ideas in the minds of new golfers. Some of these blatantly
interfere with good body movement. Future articles will show you
some of the wrong movements used by you or other golfers. You
will learn WHY each wrong movement is produced. You will discover
why and how to replace these wrong movements with better moves.
P.P.S. You, or someone you know, will be very interested in how
body movement faults can cause back injuries. My methods
actually brought a man back into golf so he could golf with his
grandson. He felt so good about his new swing that he was able
to return to golf with his former golf buddies. I hope to do
a series of articles about this using the help of some people
I know who are in the physical health field.
P.P.P.S. I will seek your input about what resources and sources
you would like to learn about. Fellow subscribers will be able
to provide many of these answers. I will not publish them all
in this Website but I could compile a lot of them into a free
ebook or series of ebooks. Ideas will come for this and other
subscriber interests and needs for better and more enjoyable
P.P.P.P.S. There are 2 or 3 lesser faulty thoughts for certain
golf situations such as hitting the golf ball over a hill or
a tree. Future articles will cover these topics.
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