🚫Avoid These MENTAL Golf Swing Mistakes (FIX THIS!)

🚫Avoid These MENTAL Golf Swing Mistakes (FIX THIS!)



  • dkasapis

    Thank you Mr. Adam Bazalgette. Very helpful.

  • Joseph Dubiel

    Thank you Adam. Always enjoy your golf instruction here. A quiet relaxed mind during the golf swing makes sense to me. Have an awesome day my friend.

  • Tate Eck

    Great video with great advice. Thank you Adam.

  • Dave Ford

    Very nice, and being honest with yourself is great.

  • Rob G

    Mindfulness applies in a lot more situations than just sitting in meditation! This is good advice to help us all find "flow" ("the zone", whatever you want to call it) where we can let the subconscious take over. Rehearsal/practice is what we're relying on, not thinking about the shot.

    Almost without fail, every time I start thinking during a range session, I start hitting the ball heavy or thinning shots. It's when I'm in a good, calm state of mind that my hours of rehearsed swings more naturally takes over and makes better, cleaner contact.

    This is a good video Adam, I don't think enough teachers touch on the notion of quieting the mind during the swing. It reminds me of the phenomenon most of us experience out on the course: "Why can't I swing it like I was back on the range?!" Because we are now playing "for real" and are over thinking each swing through the ball (which often become swings AT the ball, too!)

  • Matt Lord

    Hey Adam. Not only is quieting the mind extremely important for a repeatable golf swing, but it's rarely discussed. Thanks for bringing this topic to light. And great work on your solid strike formula course. It's helped me immensely!

  • Christopher Wilson

    Honestly, it seems that it will allow all the bad motions in to the swing. Your other videos were solid so I will give it a shot at the range keeping an open – or closed mind?

  • Ronald Rollins

    Sometimes, I’m amazed that I even make contact with some of the thoughts going on in my mind! Ha!

  • Ronald Rollins

    I tried what I termed the “zen mind”. I couldn’t keep my mind quiet. And found it was more disruptive. For me, I “think” I have to occupy my mind with some “instruction”, just to stay in the moment. Being more target oriented works better, IMO, when I can summon that focus (rare). If my swing is in a groove I try to get my brain to construct/visualize a ball flight in the air to the target…or lay a black path on the green when putting. It’s rare when I’m able to summon this ability….

  • Ronald Rollins

    With the prevalence of video now, it is funny to check swings, and, like you say, I “look”the same when I “flush” it vs a 50-yard duck hook.

    Spot on with that observation.

    Local pro shared an anecdotal story of when he was young and taking lessons. He told his teaching pro he could duplicate tiger’s, Phil’s, and Rory’s swings. His teaching pro challenged him, “go ahead”. Filmed him. Then showed him the tape. The 3 swings were virtually identical. Teaching Pro said, “ok, now – are you ready to start listening to me?”

  • Dakota Lake

    How very true! I tend to think way too much so I am going to try turning my brain off…. I need to trust my subconscious instead of trying to control with my mind. Thank you!

  • David Parsons

    Thanks, Adam. Very useful video. When I am at the range I try and switch between a 'training' mode when I am trying to improve an aspect of my swing by focusing on that, and a 'playing' mode when I just let the swing happen. I think that focusing my attention on something not related to the swing will help my switch out of training mode into the playing mode – which can be a difficult transition to make at times.

  • Tom Foglia

    Thank you Adam. Although my practice swing seems relaxed and comfortable  as soon as the ball appears my anxiety level increases exponential thus a miss hit.

  • marty maness

    Save the mechanical swing thoughts for the range. Too late if you are in the middle of your round.

  • abplusfive

    Good topic. Rarely is one's inner life considered. "All a human being is, is a little bit of attention." ~ author Vernon Howard. "The highest spiritual practice is self-observation without judgment." ~ Swami Kripalu.

  • John Cooper

    Look at "With Winning in Mind" , great book with parts related to golf.

  • Roenie

    One for the playlist! Love to see the mental side discussed more.

  • Paul Martin

    Needed that! What a help.
    Thank You

  • Robert S Spetz

    great one.  this is the #1 problem we all have… settle down and not get quick

  • Richard Gormley

    You nailed it….there are so many things a person could think about during their swing, but concentrating on only one seems to work.


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  • Bob Neuendorf

    LOL! I'm struggling with my irons and all I do is analyze it to death while I'm playing! I would probably be better off just trying this instead!

  • Bruce

    Spot on Adam…..never disappointed in your content.

  • W R Butler

    Quiet the mind. Is Adam becoming the Yoda of golf??

  • srooch2

    Gr8 vid

  • roger king

    I am working on something and it seems to be quite helpful . Now I should do it automatically , from practice while focusing
    on say the shadow of a dimple, or any thing really. This has been a mind blowing lesson and I thank you for it.
    You are a great thinker. Salute from MICHIGAN.

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  • Dustin Lacy

    It helps

  • harrydean bentzel

    Concentration is the ability to think of nothing. Heard that yrs ago. Still trying to do it

  • Dan Downing

    Adam, I really love your instruction and approach. I wish I lived in Florida so I could work with you on my game. These videos fill in the blanks that I am missing with the teachers in my area.

  • Michael Edwards

    Great video , always wanted to know how to keep "noise" out of my swing thoughts ,

  • Timothy Daniels

    I find that looking at the grass on the target side of the ball usually leads to a decent shot. It clears my mind and helps create a better motion through contact.
    Thank you Adam.

  • xX_The Artful Dodger_Xx

    So the goal here, for the drill at least, is to try and keep your mind on anything else but mechanical and or results oriented thoughts correct? Thus training your mind to relax and accept the fact that it doesn't need a million swing thoughts going on to hit a decent shot. I will try this next time I practice with my focus being Amy Adams in a bikini, that will get me to stay focused! 😊 😊 😊

  • Darrell

    I can relate to everything you said , thanks for a great tip !

  • Shawn Mitchell

    You should start a Patreon account. I don't think I can get a lesson from you, but your videos are great and I'd like to support your free content.


    In stead of trying to control, trying to observe.
    Great advice!
    Remembering Tim Gallwey's the Inner Game of Golf.

  • gdubsie4

    This guy is great and Michael Breed has his own golf channel on YouTube now.

  • Simon Templar

    This is fascinating, I have never thought of this concept of quietening the conscious mind. Will definitely give it a try.

  • Jared Smith

    I'm not sure if it's a good strategy, but it helps me as a relatively new golfer – I focus on the location of the divot I'm about to make (or the path of the driver through the ball). This calms my mind, but also gives immediate feedback about my swing. I try to take just a moment to verify the divot/club path before looking up for the ball which also helps me keep my head down.

  • Don McIntyre

    The toughest 6” in golf!

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