I can't believe we are already at our 3rd week. Welcome back, let's jump right into it!
Chapter four: Concentration
In a 4 hour round, we spend a total of approximately 5 minutes hitting a golf shot. The rest of the 3 hour and 55 minutes are spent on the course socializing and enjoying the course walk. Those 5 minutes is when we need to show up and concentrate... but what do we concentrate on? A common approach is one where most golfers will decide to focus on turning their body, keeping their elbow tucked in or even coming from the inside. This doesn't sound so fun, does it? That means you are spending your whole round thinking about how to move?? That sounds pretty ridiculous, right?
What are your key swing thoughts currently? How has this worked for you so far?
In the best rounds of your life - do you remember what state you were in? Were you thinking about much?
I believe that there is a place for the DOING...
- This is where you are working on the mechanics, the technical part of your swing and with repetition you come to create a new habit.
there is also a place where it is about BEING...
- Being means that you aren't trying to make a swing happen, you're just allowing yourself to make it happen. Once that habit is trained, it is now time to trust. So let go and enjoy the moment!
Even when you are training, it is so important to concentrate on every shot. If we train in one way of the range, that same way will show up on the course. "Practice like you play"
See p.195 for some cool drills on concentration.
Chapter five: Instinctive Knowledge:
Your instincts are EXTRAORDINARY. We all instinctively know how to propel and object in the most efficient way possible. If given time to experiment - without preconceived of right or wrong, we will feel our way toward the motion that provides us with our maximum power.
How did this chapter resonate with you?
Have you ever tried throwing your club? Did you think about it or just do it?