Instinctive Golf Blog

The Double Pendulum Concept of a Golf Swing

This article is intended to bridge the gap between golf swing mechanics and playing golf through your instincts by understanding the importance of both an effective golf grip that allows your wrists to hinge and unhinge in your swing and the concept of a “double pendulum”. Having a general concept of the double pendulum mechanics … Continue reading The Double Pendulum Concept of a Golf Swing

Wu-Wei

“Wu-wei” (pronounced ooo-way) is a concept developed by philosophers in early China of the Confucian and Daoist (or Taoist) schools of thought. Wu-wei literally  translates as “not trying, “non-doing’, or “non-action.” The practice of wu-wei is a fundamental tenet in Chinese thought and is a central concept in Chinese martial arts. Wu-wei cannot be actively … Continue reading Wu-Wei

Reflections on a “pre-shot routine”

Traditional golf instruction often tells us that we must have a “pre-shot routine” with a consistent series of physical movements in preparation for an effective and reliable golf swing. The intended purpose is to have a physical routine to minimize mental interference in performing the mechanics of our golf swing. Professional golfers have had hundreds … Continue reading Reflections on a “pre-shot routine”

Golf exercises and learning

Could the traditional methods of learning and improving one’s golf game through a how-to instruction model change to a guided “self-discovery learning process?” It would only happen one golfer at a time. Awaken Your Inner Golfer offers a vehicle for that possibility. Traditional golf instruction tries to teach us something (a physical motor skill) that … Continue reading Golf exercises and learning