Their Research Shows That Thinking About The Mechanics During Your Golf Swing Is Counter Productive | golf SMARTER #854


853: This week we feature two Professors of Kinesiology and their 30 year study of athletic movement. Dr Gabriele Wulf from UNLV and Dr Rebecca Lewthwaite of USC share their research that confirms what many golf instructors and mental coaches have been emphasizing for years on this show. Clearing your mind during your golf swing will result in greater performance. We base our fascinating conversation on their paper “Translating Thoughts Into Action: Optimizing Motor Performance and Learning Through Brief Motivational and Attentional Influences”. They also provide tools that every golfer can use to “make the choice” of how to let “External Focus” take over your mind. Get more at

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