Create Effortless Flow in the Golf Swing

Flow
The fluid motion of the club and body during the swing encapsulates the brain and body working together in harmony.

When it feels this good, the brain is telling you something.

There are a number of key scientific papers that back up our intuition on this topic; Focus on temporal (timing related) and rhythm aspects of our movement promote peak performance. The nature of this focus is low in cognitive load while being rich in movement cues.

Negative Influences on Flow

Over trying
Guiding and steering
Over thinking the swing
Choosing minute swing aspects to focus your attention on
Physical tension
An attachment to the result
Self-consciousness
Movement Psychology

You may have noticed that the list of negative influencers above looks like a list of likely behaviour under pressure. In which case, if we make a primary goal to generate a healthy sense of flow in our movement through the round then we are likely to counter avoid a lot of these symptoms.

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  1. love all your video's so simple and easy to follow just the simple thought of fluid motion is such a great preshot thought with the driver its very easy to overthink the driver swing if have done all the work developing the motion u just need the right mental tools to execute all the technical moves u have developed