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October 7, 2014
Dave ,I ‘m not quite sure I’m a “Take “golfer or a “Give “Golfer:when I set up to the ball ,my mind is set on certain specifics I want to acheive when I swing at the ball.The specifics may change from shot to shot,but they are present in my mind :for example ,for the drive off the tee it’s “TURN AND LIFT “(The right upper arm ).For the put it may be “SLOW BACK AND SMOOTH FORWARD “.For the short pitch it’s “HINGE EARLY “.In all shots I have the TARGET(“SHOOT TO THE TARGET “) in the back of my mind .
I focus on the process ,not on the outcome ,of course I visualize a “wonderful” shot .
Where am I in your classification ?
Greetings Coach Great tip / until just now i did not realize that for all these years i have i have been a take golfer /what a revelation / Now i have one more thing to work on but i am sure glad i found out / Thanks David
Dave, I really enjoy your easy going nature in these lessons. I vary between give and take, depending on my previous day, etc… I am going to focus on the give side and see where that takes me. I know having a calm aspect to the game makes me feel better and strike better.
October 8, 2014
ANSWER FROM DAVID BRESLOW:
Nice to hear from you!
Yes—it’s a choice not reliant on anything (i.e. like the day before or the shot before!)
Notice the difference in your tension AND ATTENTION levels and let us all know, ok?
February 7, 2017
This is a great tip. I can readily see how we can be more fluid, consistent, positive about our shots and play being a “giver”. I think some of the time I was a “giver”, but most of the time I was “expecting”. Very intuitive turn around and will be using this next play and practice.
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