Automaticity in the Golf Swing
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Automaticity in our domain is the executing of shots in the absence of swing thoughts. This is the most talked about area of golf psychology and learning.
Championed by Dr Bob Rotella in his best selling books and with it’s roots in ancient arts this area has massive implications for golfers and is the primary focus of my PhD research.
“A single conscious thought will direct the arrow from the course of it’s target”
Zen in the Art of Archery
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Every golf psychologist I have ever come across advocates a lack of swing thought during game play but there are massive holes in this area of research and most of the popular books are anecdotal.
A more in depth blog post to follow