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I consume way too much information
Rotting my brain for the sake of strokes gained
One of the great things about golf is there is a ton of good content out there. You have people with YouTube channels, Twitter accounts, Instagram swing tips, TikTok, there are golf magazines, books, televisions shows, podcasts, apps…
The problem is I try and consume it all, and it’s not healthy. I feel like the kid in “Stand by Me” when they tell the story about the pie-eating contest and the kid drinks a bottle of castor oil, downs an egg, and then pounds back five pies… He explodes all over the place. Instead of blueberry pie flying out of my body, it’s swing tips.
So, I need to step back and take an audit of my golf media diet (frankly I need to do this for how I get my news). I need to determine:
What information and source are good?
What information applies to me and should be applied to my game?
What information should I not apply and if I did apply something how would it break me more?
Until I get a plan in place, I am disconnecting from interacting with any type of golf media that gives drills or tips or anything. I don’t want to poison the well more than I already have. No need to dump more pie onto the castor oil and egg base.
The one-piece of golf media I am going to consume though between now and the start of the year is Ben Hogan’s “Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf”. I feel like this is a good base to put into place.
Next: My last bit of criticism about myself before I begin layout a plan.