Swing Thoughts for Slow Motion Swings

A long time ago I wrote a lot about swing thoughts. My point was and still is that they do not help you during your swing and that they actually harm you.

But lately I have come to realize that there is a place for them, which is when you practice your swing in slow motion, very slow motion, and without hitting golf balls.

When you practice your swing you want to do it in slow motion because you can feel everything that happens. If you know what it is you want to do, you can feel very clearly if you did it or not.

Your errors and successes stand much more than when you swing at a normal speed.

Also, you have the time to introduce positive swing thoughts. A slow motion swing proceeds slowly enough that these thoughts do the job of coaching you as your swing moves along without interfering with it, and actually help you hit all the right marks.

Eventually you want your swing to be automatic so that everything that is supposed to happen is what happens without your having to pay attention to any of it, just as you never pay attention when you use a knife and fork at the dinner table. You just use them.

To build that unconscious knowledge of your swing, practice it slowly with conscious coaching via slow-motion swings. That’s how it’s done.

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