Golf Can Really Get you Thinking Too Much

Many people who play golf tend to study the techniques of professional golf champions while watching one of the hundreds of Golf Opens airing on television throughout the year. They sit and watch intently, commenting on the pro’s swing and technique and how it’s supposed to look rather than how that person actually looks. Golf pros make the game look easy; this couldn’t be far from the truth.

Many golfers tend to ask the question “if pros look like they know exactly how to get the ball to where it needs to go with one simple movement then why am I constantly twisting and turning to swing the golf club and most of the time it doesn’t even touch the ball or the ball won’t go where I want it to go?” Once you have seen a professional golfer in action you tend to analyze every stroke and movement you make on the course. Regardless of how much you think about what you are doing wrong and what you are doing right, you need to practice. Every golfer has their own style and swinging your club erratically may just be your particular style. After all, simple can sometimes be difficult.

What does that previous statement mean? The less you move your body the more difficult it is going to be. Your game will be significantly impacted if you tend to over-think every move you make on the course. How can this be? Here are some reasons how your game can be significantly affected.

There are many ways human nature can affect your swing. This is where overanalyzing the strength of your swing will affect you. Many golfers believe that the harder and wider you swing your club, the farther the ball will travel. If golf was solely based off strength, every bodybuilder would be professional golfers. This is in fact not how it works. The many different psyches of the human mind will force you to think this statement which then makes you act on that statement causing you to obsess about those undesirable results.

Distance doesn’t always equal effort. There are physics involved with golf; you must swing your club at just the right angle and with the right amount of power in order to get the ball where you want it to go. Essentially, you need “X” amount of power to achieve “X” amount of distance. If you want to swing your club very hard chances are it is because your mind is telling you to in situations where you don’t need to hit the ball hard. The harder you hit the ball the further it’s going to go.

Less movement is more strenuous. Moving less when golfing is a lot more strenuous as it creates a tighter, coiled-up swing. If you take your time without thinking about how to get the ball to travel further down the fairway you will achieve better results.

If you let your mind take over your movements, you will not be able to get the ball to move where you want it to. Over thinking your movements will force you to make a bad call when hitting the ball.