Do this! Don’t do that! Just stop lifting up! Turn more! Ahh, the voice in our head commanding us to xyz… the insanity of a swing change. Why is it so challenging?
According to Tim Galloway, “Difficulty lies in our inability to translate the simplest verbal command into a bodily action…. The part of the brain that analyzes, conceptualizes and instructs us verbally is incapable of moving a muscle and has only a limited capacity to communicate to the part of the brain that does control our physical behavior.” Yikes!
So what’s a girl to do? One method is to start SENSING where you are in your swing NOW (whether it’s right or wrong). Can you feel where the club head is? Can you see, feel or hear what is happening in the swing? Where is your body in relation to the club?
Rather than forcing an unrealistic correction, start by experiencing where you are in your current swing. That’s when you can instinctively correct your technique… Once you feel it, you can fix it!
Dodie Mazzuca is the Director of Instruction at Troon Country Club in Scottsdale, AZ. She also teaches golf in Santa Cruz, CA