There’s driving and there’s driving
Remember when you first learned to drive a car?
You had consciously control every movement. Thinking about it all as you were doing it.
Some things were difficult to begin with, but in time you mastered them too.
Then one day you pass the driving test. And from that moment you start to drive subconsciously.
Most of the time, without thinking about it.
Driving to the Club
Automatic and on auto pilot.
You put your clubs in the car and set off driving to the club. As you driving you think about things.
Then before you know it you’ve arrived at the club and remember little or nothing about how you got there.
You see once you start thinking about something, anything at all, you’re using your conscious mind. Which means by default you are now in subconscious mode.
Doing it, without thinking about it.
Whether you realise it or not, practically all golfers trust themselves to drive their without thinking about it. But they don’t trust themselves to do with a ball.
No instructions – Just say where you want to go
Golf is much more complex than driving a car, but same rules apply. And you’ve already learned how to, along with all the subtleties.
Now all you need to do is think where you want the ball to go and have trust enough to know that your body will make it happen.
Simple. Little thinking. Practically no instructions.