Does Train & Trust Really Work for Golf Swing Consistency?
On the good days, it’s easy to trust your golf swing. But what happens on the third day of a tournament where you have a shot at the lead and your golf swing isn’t working? Kind of tough to trust it; isn’t it?
The fact is that from day to day, your golf swing will always be a little different. If you want to win, but your shots aren’t getting it, what is your backup plan? Is “trust your golf swing” a good plan when your golf swing doesn’t give you a reason to trust it?
Is grinding it out your only alternative? The idea is to hit safe shots and get it around the course while somehow NOT losing many strokes to the leader. How does it feel to play defensively rather than attacking the golf course? What if yesterday’s round was 5 or 6 under par?
The next question: Why such a difference in your golf swing consistency from day to day? Why didn’t the “training” portion of the formula work?
If you think in terms of how many balls you hit in practice, you could be a victim of “quantity over quality.” Accepting the theory that the more balls you hit, the better your golf swing will be, is the very reason for your inconsistency from day to day. It’s not how many, but how, and more importantly, how you were logging your practice session into memory that will consistently create a consistent golf swing and more quality shots when you are playing on the golf course.
The reason “Muscle Memory” theory doesn’t work is that it’s much like haphazardly laying your keys down somewhere as you go through the house when you get home. An hour later you don’t remember where your keys were… Because you didn’t properly log the information into memory. (See Active vs Passive Memory)
When using Muscle Memory training, golfers somehow think that the muscles are logging the information about their swing into memory… But the muscles can’t do that! They don’t have brains OR memory! If you want to keep the correct movement of your golf swing in memory, YOU have to actively put it into memory, but that opens a whole new can of beans…
So How can a golfer enter their golf swing into active memory? First you need to understand a little more about the difference between active and passive memory…
And to deal with that, click Active vs passive memory