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Do Golfers Think about Thinking?

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Hey, you know when im about to hit a golf shot, i find that if i focus on not thinking about anything, and have already established where i want the ball to go, most of the time the shot is a great shot, but its so hard to focus on not thinking. So how do you think about thinking or in a sense not thinking, does that make sense, can someone explain that to me.

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I don't really think about thinking. If the shot I'm about to take is a full swing, I take in a deep breath, and then start my backswing as I exhale - helps me relax as I'm swinging.

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a good way to not think of your shot is to just think about the next shot and where you will be hitting that one from. Thats what i do.

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In a college phillosophy class we once spent a two hour lecture "thinking about thinking". Worst class ever.

Sounds like a snoozefest to me. Did you manage to stay awake?

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I try not too..Dad always tells me to take my time..but when I do that, I duff.

I usually walk up, look at my target, and fire away.

Makes for fast play too :)

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In a college phillosophy class we once spent a two hour lecture "thinking about thinking". Worst class ever.

wow sounds like the "what came 1st, the egg or the chicken"...mind riddles huh?

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wow sounds like the "what came 1st, the egg or the chicken"...mind riddles huh?

That reminds me of a funny t-shirt I used to have:

I find it hard to think of anything but: Is this going to be the typical banana slice deep into the woods on the right, or will this be the one time I hit it straight and it goes in the woods on the left?

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Thinking about your swing is for the range. The two thoughts I have on the golf course is tempo and alignment. If I do that well my swing is good enough.

Over the shot I really don't think about anything (if it will be a good shot).

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I think I have good swing thoughts, until the ball lands, then my thoughts are, "what the hell was I thinking!?!?".

Also, whenever I ponder my existence and/ or purpose in life I seem to be walking down the fairway on a long par 5.

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