Pasture golf is a return to Scottish links style courses. Technique over technology, it makes golf both fun and affordable to play. What good is a swing thought in golf?

Tired of super manicured courses, ridiculously priced greens fees, spendy clubs and fancy clothes? You'll love the back to basics play of pasture golf!

Pasture Golfers' Golf Play Index
| A Golfer's Nightmare |
When Your Golf Swing Leaves You in the Lurch | Finding the Feel of the Greens
| The Swing Thought | More Golf Trivia | Golf's Short Game | Never Hurry - Never Worry
| Scottish Style Golf | Northwest Highland Tour | Playing Sand Greens | Golf's Ground Game

| How Sweet the Swing | Primer for the New Girl Golfer | Pasture Golf Criteria

I took a golf lesson once and that is where I first heard the phrase "swing thought". Horace Hutchinson has a quote that explains this concept. He once said, "Let the club swing itself through. Help it on all you can but do not you begin to hit with it. Let it do its work itself and it will do it well. Interfere with it, and it will be quite adequately revenged."

A swing thought firmly affixed in your mind, is your attempt to "help it on all you can." It also presumes that you are only capable of a single thought when taking a swing. This is probably quite true.

Keep your swing thought simple and take to heart Myra Van Hoose's caution that, "Golf is hard enough without having ten different thoughts when you're trying to make your swing."

Take a look at these pasture golfers working on their swing thoughts and swing shots.

A swing thought and swing shot