Creating Good Habits In Your Golf Game


Creating a new pathway to change

Undoubtedly changing old habits and creating new pathways to your brain will be a challenge.  It’s all about getting out of your comfort zone and stretching your learning, generating new and unfamiliar feelings. 

If you repeat a new process enough you will forge a new pathway.  It would be wise to work on all the key stages one at a time to begin with, as not to get the brain into a stressed state rather than a stretched state which provides maximum learning potential. 

Old habits die hard.  I often see golfers soon drifting back to their old swing movements.  These old movements will always be there.  All we can really do is to create a new pathway and keep the process on that new parallel pathway to the brain.

There is always something new to learn at golf.  Make it your mission to keep challenging your brain and create these new pathways. 

It will keep your brain stimulated and generally improve your overall awareness and zest for golf.  Out with the old and in with the new.

For example try folding your arms the opposite way to how you normally would, or even lacing your fingers together with the other thumb on top. 

An unfamiliar feeling, possibly feels awkward, doesn’t it?

PGA Pro Richard Lawless teaching how hard it is to change

Creating a new movement in the swing has the same effect.  Consistent perseverance of a new process (movement) will form new habits and will ultimately lead to a better golf swing. 

Developing your swing is a journey into an unknown zone but the fun of getting there can be extremely enlightening.

People learn in different ways, some are more analytical or procedural using the right side of the brain. 

Try to think back to what has worked for you well in the past. 

Use it to serve you well in the future and develop new skills faster.

Happy Golfing

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