This morning I was watching The Golf Channel and Bubba Watson was a guest. During a Q&A segment a viewer tweeted in asking Bubba a very detailed question about how he creates lag in his golf swing and generates so much speed in his downswing.
Bubba’s answer was, “I have no idea what that means.”
He did go on to explain that his dad would say to him “low and long”, meaning slowly take the club low and long going back so you get extension in your arms.
A simple explanation and an easy way to remember to slow your tempo down in your backswing.
I thought Bubbas’s response was great. It goes along with my philosophy…
Keep it simple.
- Don’t make golf harder than it needs to be.
- Don’t get caught up in all the golf lingo and terminology.
- Don’t constantly dissect your swing and end up with paralysis from analysis.
Just go play.
Now I’m not saying don’t learn more about the game.
- You should continue to learn and stretch yourself.
- Pick up tips and nuances that can help you improve your game.
- Tweak your swing when necessary.
But if you are just starting out, struggling with your game or don’t want to get overwhelmed then keep it simple.
How? Focus on the fundamentals.
These are the foundation of the game.
If you get caught up in technicalities or over analyzing take a step back and remember, even Bubba Watson may not know what that means.
Just keep it simple.
Do you have any tips to avoid over analyzing your game? Share them with us.