My mate Andreas was (and still will be) an unbelievable typist. He broke all the school records and I think his best speed peaked at around 120 words per minute. Compared to the rest of us, he was a freak. His fingers danced across the keyboard while most of the class were uncoordinated and clumsy.

The second best typist could only manage around 60 wpm. This is nothing to sneeze at, but compared to Andreas, daylight was second. Her typing technique was careful, she hit the correct key with the proper finger (not that easy to do) but there was no flow. She didn’t dance. She was so focused on doing it “properly” that her speed and performance was stagnant.

And this is how many of us play golf. We don’t flow. We’re so concerned about technique and worried about making a mistake, that we don’t allow ourselves to dance. And many golfers, despite playing for years, are so concerned, they employ the golf equivalent of hunt and peck.

Hunt and peck can get the job done. But it’s not the optimal way and you’re definitely leaving money on the table. Many hunt and peckers become so reliant on their suboptimal way that they’re closed off to a better alternative.

If you want to play your best golf you’ve gotta learn to dance. Your game must flow and you can’t be scared of hitting the odd wrong key.