Trusting Your Swing

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Trusting Your Swing
Category: Psychology

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Video Golf Tip | Trusting Your Swing

Jack Nicklaus said that golf is a game of emotion and adjustment. He also said that the eight hole at Pebble Beach was his favorite second shot par-4 in golf. Boy, there is a lot of stuff going on our here, we have the ocean, the beach, the green is cut into a hillside, the bunkers on the right, everything is sloping to the right. Everything here is telling you that the ball is going to go to the right and into the ocean. Well, at some point in your golf round, and it may be here on this shot or a shot like this on your golf course, you have to trust it, you have to let it go. At some point you have to stop thinking about the mechanical thoughts that you are harboring in your golf swing about different positions and just swing the golf club. Trust it and let it go. You may have a lot of different swing thoughts and ideas about your game but you only have one impact, so trust that and trust that you know how to deliver this golf club back to the ball. Visualize your target. See where you want the ball to go. You can have a cleansing breath to let go of some tension, and just swing your golf club. What is the worst that can happen? Yeah, it may go in the ocean, it may go in the bunker but you know it can also go on the green. The more free you are from tension, the more that you let go, the higher the probability of you hitting a good shot. What happens is that usually emotion and fear get in the way and do not allow that to happen. Let's take a look at it with a shot. I am just going to get up here, trust my swing and let it go. Wow, that came out pretty nice. Give it a try. I know it will help you play better golf and you will enjoy it a heck of a lot more too.

About the Instructor
Laird Small
Laird Small
Pebble Beach Golf Academy
1700 17-Mile Drive
Pebble Beach, CA 93953
Tel: 831-622-8650

Laird Small is Director of The Pebble Beach Golf Academy and is listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and Golf Digest's #23 instructor in the world.

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