Mon. Mar 4th, 2024

* What was that important tip dad told me yesterday?
* Good grief! Everyone is staring at me!
* What did the golf teacher on the Golf Channel say last week?
* Rats! I got my 6-iron instead of my 9-iron!
* What did my neighbor’s cat say to do?
* Aaaaarrrrrrrggghhhh!
* There’s too much to remember!

Don’t despair! Below, you will learn an orderly solution to
this confusing state of affairs as you attempt to tee-off,
putt, chip, pitch, or play any other type of golf shot.

In time you will blend some of the following phases together as
one phase. But, never develop thoughts which jump back and forth
among these phases.

This is the 3rd article in my series which will lead you towards
good putting, chipping, and swing skills.

In my 2nd article I introduced you to the idea that most of our
poor golf skills come mostly from one wrong thought which is
buried in our subconscious thinking. Much of what I have taught
my golf students is designed to replace that wrong thinking with
a better thought which can become part of our subconscious
control of the golf swing.

This article will give you an overview of a very important part
of your golfing — what to think about when you try to hit that
white round “thingy” on the ground (or in the water or off the
neighbor’s flower bed.)

By following a regular pattern in your effort to hit the golf
ball you will be able to give more attention to overcoming that
subconscious, natural desire to push your golf club through the
ball to make the ball get to point B.

You will learn about a basic step-by-step process that you can
follow for every golf shot. This is a bit lengthy but it covers
some important ideas.

I want you to know these phases before you get into my putting
and swing instructions. These lesson modules are given in a way
which follow these phases. You will be able to apply them in your
current golf outings. You will also be able to practice these
phases in a limited way if you practice putting on your carpet
at home.


This process separates a lot of things you try to remember into
a consistent order of events which will become a habit for you
to follow without giving much thought. In fact, at each phase
you will eventually focus on 1 or 2 ideas which will act as a
guide for doing that phase with very little thought.

Many of these phases are given in a way so that you can:

* do them
* know that you are prepared for the remaining phases
* and then change your focus to the next phase without going
back to any thoughts of the phase you have just done

Your thoughts will be so organized that you will not feel like
you are running through a checklist of 20 to 50 tips that have
you fidgeting at the ball as you try to remember what to do.

Phase One – DISTANCE:

It begins as you arrive at the next tee-off or where your ball
lies from the previous hit.
It makes you think of the distance or the height of your
next hit.
When you know your distance or height choose the club which is
usually hitting the ball the indicated distance
Once the correct golf club is in your hands you eliminate
distance from any further part of your golf swing steps
This phase is the first of two phases which deal with you,
the golf ball, and where the ball is to land.

Optional Phase — PRACTICE SWINGS away from the ball or tee-off:

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