Every golfer knows that ‘space’ when they play their best—the
game feels simple. Time is moving slowly, the mind is very quiet and
the swing feels so smooth and effortless, you wonder how you ever thought golf
was a difficult game.
Then you leave that space and once again, golf becomes
somewhat of a struggle. You start searching for the right tempo, the right swing
thought, the right feeling, the right move and ultimately, the right swing. It
all gets very complex, very quickly.
Since golf is about motion, motion is about the muscles and
the operating system of the muscles is located in the mind, a logical
conclusion would be when you play your best, something happened in the mind
that allowed the body to be free. This is not from a sports psychology perspective,
but from how motion is produced in any activity.
As it turns out there is one process in the mind that when golfers access, the body isfree. I call that process the Fluid Motion Factor. Every
golfer knows when they have accessed the Fluid Motion Factor—they always play
their best. The only problem is you never know when you are going to access it.
It seems to come and go whenever it wants. It is there on one shot, or one
hole, or one round and then...gone. And you search for it again.
Over a long period of time, I have developed a simple and
powerful program that allows golfers to set up by design, what they normally
experience by chance, when playing their best. In other words, I teach them how to access the
Fluid Motion Factor on demand. When you do access the Fluid Motion Factor, the
game is simple. You have good tempo, good rhythm, you strike the ball well,
your consistency is there and you squeeze everything you can out of your round.
Golf, once again becomes enjoyable and you can’t wait to tee it up again.
The Fluid Motion Factor program is taught by Steven Yellin
at the David Leadbetter world headquarters at Champions Gate in Orlando and by
Buddy Biancalana in the Phoenix area. It is also taught over Skype.