WUTiger - you're absolutely right.... Ernest Jones was a pro golfer who lost a leg. He continued playing (on one leg) and played par golf almost immediately. He wondered how the human body could possibly adapt like this and came up with the theory that given a physical challenge the brain has the ability to work out a way to solve it. He changed his coaching accordingly - instead of coaching positions - he told pupils to focus on the clubhead - his mantra was 'Swing the Clubhead' (published as a book in 1936).
He was one of the most successful coaches of all time, despite a rejection from the PGA, because his methods were 'too simple' and 'wouldn't sell enough lessons'.
We now have so much scientific evidence that he was right - he had stumbled across 'implicit learning' - the way humans are 'designed' to learn - subconsciously. Our biggest problem is believing it! I ask my students to close their eyes and then touch their nose with their finger. Most do it successfully - then I ask them how they did it - they don't know... They 'just did it'. That's implicit learning at work... There's a very complicated sequence of arm, wrist and finger movements - but we don't think about them - we focus on our nose and we sense where our finger is. We might be more successful in golf if we'd do the same - focus on the target (the ball or clubhead path) and sense the clubhead ....
Jones once said - 'Breaking down the golf swing into numerous positions is like dissecting a cat - you'll have blood, guts and bones all over the place - but no cat...'