Instinctive Golf Blog

Learning to Golf is Like Learning to Walk

Far-fetched? Maybe not so much! As a little child crawling close to the ground on hands and knees, we noticed all these other big “peoples” standing and moving on just those two things (we eventually learned were called “feet”). These “peoples” seemed so tall with that thing (we eventually learned was called “head”) reaching up … Continue reading Learning to Golf is Like Learning to Walk

When You ‘Lose’ Your Swing

“When you lose your swing, just come back.” This is my golf koan.  From the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, a koanis “A puzzling, often paradoxical statement, anecdote, question, or verbal exchange used in Zen Buddhism as an aid to meditation and a means of gaining spiritual awakening.”   The actual Eastern koanis … Continue reading When You ‘Lose’ Your Swing

Some Opinions… Some Questions… and Some Quotes

These are just some of my opinions and questions stimulated by my experiences. You can agree or disagree with these opinions and questions. It might be a good exercise to reflect on your own opinions and experiences. The golf swing is under-learned despite being over-taught. The golf swing is over-taught and made unnecessarily complicated by … Continue reading Some Opinions… Some Questions… and Some Quotes

The Meditative Nature of the Golf Exercises

For your meditative experience You can walk out in nature…… You can sit on a cushion and try to empty your mind OR You can use the tool of a golf club as inquiry To see what you might find! Meditation is simply a method or modality that encourages a consciousness beyond our thinking analytical … Continue reading The Meditative Nature of the Golf Exercises

The Feel of Pure Impact

Would you like to know the “Ultimate Golf Secret” – that is actually no secret?! The ultimate “golf swing secret”, “swing thought”, “swing key”, “the one thing”, “the missing link”, “the one essential” and “the one golf swing fundamental” necessary for consistent and effective golf swings and golf shots is the feel of pure impact. … Continue reading The Feel of Pure Impact