How many swing thoughts do you have over the ball? It may be time to take inventory.
There are 2 types of thoughts
- Pre-swing thoughts – These are the thoughts we have about our set-up. We get these done in our pre-shot routine. They include grip, posture, aim, ball position, and width of stance. The more you play the quicker you can process this step. You do not want to take a long time over the ball as you will slow play so the more you rehearse your pre-shot the routine the more automatic it becomes.
- Swing Thoughts – Once you are set-up, let those thoughts GO! Now you can think about something in your swing and this is where you want to take inventory. Your brain cannot process a bunch of swing thoughts in the very short time it takes to swing.
I say you get 1 (2 max)!
And when all else fails, tempo TRUMPS mechanics. Find a tempo thought or feel and stick with that.
Check out the video below as I explain SWING THOUGHTS