This is important but I’ll keep it short.

Too many of us try and combine playing golf with thinking golf. By thinking I mean, thoughts on technique, worrying about the score or concern about others. The bottom line is playing golf and thinking golf are completely different and need to be separated.

But most don’t get it. We stuff about on the golf course and worry about our swing, score and style. The golf course is for play – and play uses a different part of the brain than the thinking part.

When you try and combine the two the game gets difficult.

You get uptight.
You get overly nervous.
You feel weak and lack coordination.
You stuff up when you least want too.
The harder you try the worse the game becomes.

Sound familiar?

If so then you need to use the golf course for playing. Get outside and swing away and have some fun doing it. There’s plenty of time off the course to do the thinking. Don’t waste that precious time when you’re on it.

Sidenote: I’m willing to bet you’ll have something exciting to share if you can leave the thinking behind and go hit the ball in any way that feels good to you. Report back here with your stories.