Wiser minds tell us to, “Quiet your mind and try not to think when swinging the club.” Or they tell you “It’s best to have a single swing-thought for your entire round.” Swing Thoughts.
But when you are playing, it is difficult to shut out all the things you think you need to do to execute a proper swing. Especially if you are doing so many things incorrectly.
While thinking of something totally unrelated to golf might keep the golf swing demons at bay. You might produce unexpected results if your “single thought” is a favorite meal and your full by the third hole. Swing Thoughts.
Maybe the old golf axiom “Play it as it lies” should be re-imagined as “Lie when you play.”
So, just tell yourself your swing is o.k. even if it’s not, and just swing.