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Dennis Veasley

40 thoughts on “🚫Avoid These MENTAL Golf Swing Mistakes (FIX THIS!)”

  1. Thank you Adam. Always enjoy your golf instruction here. A quiet relaxed mind during the golf swing makes sense to me. Have an awesome day my friend.

  2. Mindfulness applies in a lot more situations than just sitting in meditation! This is good advice to help us all find "flow" ("the zone", whatever you want to call it) where we can let the subconscious take over. Rehearsal/practice is what we're relying on, not thinking about the shot.

    Almost without fail, every time I start thinking during a range session, I start hitting the ball heavy or thinning shots. It's when I'm in a good, calm state of mind that my hours of rehearsed swings more naturally takes over and makes better, cleaner contact.

    This is a good video Adam, I don't think enough teachers touch on the notion of quieting the mind during the swing. It reminds me of the phenomenon most of us experience out on the course: "Why can't I swing it like I was back on the range?!" Because we are now playing "for real" and are over thinking each swing through the ball (which often become swings AT the ball, too!)

  3. Hey Adam. Not only is quieting the mind extremely important for a repeatable golf swing, but it's rarely discussed. Thanks for bringing this topic to light. And great work on your solid strike formula course. It's helped me immensely!

  4. Honestly, it seems that it will allow all the bad motions in to the swing. Your other videos were solid so I will give it a shot at the range keeping an open – or closed mind?

  5. I tried what I termed the “zen mind”. I couldn’t keep my mind quiet. And found it was more disruptive. For me, I “think” I have to occupy my mind with some “instruction”, just to stay in the moment. Being more target oriented works better, IMO, when I can summon that focus (rare). If my swing is in a groove I try to get my brain to construct/visualize a ball flight in the air to the target…or lay a black path on the green when putting. It’s rare when I’m able to summon this ability….

  6. With the prevalence of video now, it is funny to check swings, and, like you say, I “look”the same when I “flush” it vs a 50-yard duck hook.

    Spot on with that observation.

    Local pro shared an anecdotal story of when he was young and taking lessons. He told his teaching pro he could duplicate tiger’s, Phil’s, and Rory’s swings. His teaching pro challenged him, “go ahead”. Filmed him. Then showed him the tape. The 3 swings were virtually identical. Teaching Pro said, “ok, now – are you ready to start listening to me?”

  7. How very true! I tend to think way too much so I am going to try turning my brain off…. I need to trust my subconscious instead of trying to control with my mind. Thank you!

  8. Thanks, Adam. Very useful video. When I am at the range I try and switch between a 'training' mode when I am trying to improve an aspect of my swing by focusing on that, and a 'playing' mode when I just let the swing happen. I think that focusing my attention on something not related to the swing will help my switch out of training mode into the playing mode – which can be a difficult transition to make at times.

  9. Thank you Adam. Although my practice swing seems relaxed and comfortable  as soon as the ball appears my anxiety level increases exponential thus a miss hit.

  10. Good topic. Rarely is one's inner life considered. "All a human being is, is a little bit of attention." ~ author Vernon Howard. "The highest spiritual practice is self-observation without judgment." ~ Swami Kripalu.

  11. You nailed it….there are so many things a person could think about during their swing, but concentrating on only one seems to work.

  12. LOL! I'm struggling with my irons and all I do is analyze it to death while I'm playing! I would probably be better off just trying this instead!

  13. I am working on something and it seems to be quite helpful . Now I should do it automatically , from practice while focusing
    on say the shadow of a dimple, or any thing really. This has been a mind blowing lesson and I thank you for it.
    You are a great thinker. Salute from MICHIGAN.

  14. Adam, I really love your instruction and approach. I wish I lived in Florida so I could work with you on my game. These videos fill in the blanks that I am missing with the teachers in my area.

  15. I find that looking at the grass on the target side of the ball usually leads to a decent shot. It clears my mind and helps create a better motion through contact.
    Thank you Adam.

  16. So the goal here, for the drill at least, is to try and keep your mind on anything else but mechanical and or results oriented thoughts correct? Thus training your mind to relax and accept the fact that it doesn't need a million swing thoughts going on to hit a decent shot. I will try this next time I practice with my focus being Amy Adams in a bikini, that will get me to stay focused! 😊 😊 😊

  17. You should start a Patreon account. I don't think I can get a lesson from you, but your videos are great and I'd like to support your free content.

  18. Mindfulness.
    In stead of trying to control, trying to observe.
    Great advice!
    Remembering Tim Gallwey's the Inner Game of Golf.

  19. This is fascinating, I have never thought of this concept of quietening the conscious mind. Will definitely give it a try.

  20. I'm not sure if it's a good strategy, but it helps me as a relatively new golfer – I focus on the location of the divot I'm about to make (or the path of the driver through the ball). This calms my mind, but also gives immediate feedback about my swing. I try to take just a moment to verify the divot/club path before looking up for the ball which also helps me keep my head down.

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