The Domino Effect

Everyone wants to hit the ball far like Bubba Watson;  Hit your wedge shots like Phil Mickelson;  Putt like Steve Stricker; Have the mental concentration like Jack Nicklaus.  All golfers know they can do better regardless of their success on the links.  The key is to first identify adjustments required to lower scores and improve your mental toughness. Regardless, there is one critical point that all players must remember when making any change – the Domino Effect!

Similar to the Domino Theory of the 1950s, the domino effect is a chain reaction that occurs when a small change causes a similar change nearby, which then causes another similar change, and so on in linear sequence.  Any changes to a golf swing will directly or indirectly cause changes to other areas you are happy with.  The above video shows that it is critical to keep the sight of the big picture and that minor adjustments to all areas of your swing might be required.

As an example, hitting the ball further off the tee or fairway will have a tremendous impact on your overall game.  However, stepping up to the tee and bashing the cover off the ball is really not the answer.  Chances are it might go further, but who wants to keep hitting their second shot out of the woods!  It will take some major and minor adjustments to make sure the maximum effort produces the maximum results.

It is very important to understand that any change to your golf swing will produce a domino effect in your game.  Knowing and understanding this fact will help shape your golf swing into a birdie machine.  Do not forget that changing your swing and improving different areas of your game will also change how you manage your rounds.  Regardless of what you change, be prepared to adjust the unexpected!

I am a grateful golfer!  See you on the links!

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