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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.
This Page Updated: June 27, 2005
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