"The instincts are formed by trial and error. The body leads the way while the brain catalogs "what hurts and what works". There is no muscle memory, there is no mental game; you have one body and one brain, now deal with it."
- Geoff Mangum
All change worth making cooperates fully with the body's instinctive goal of 100% balance and spine safety. When the body anticipates totally safe motion, it can shift focus to precision and finesse. Everyday peak potential performance is simply normal when the body and brain are on the same page.
Instinctive motion is simply "normal" motion and changes that the body views as more safe are incorporated seamlessly. There is no "getting used to" transition period. Measurable improvement either does or does not occur instantly because the body uses a 100% pass/fail system as it continuously seeks absolute safe motion. The instincts are formed by trial and error and this process happens at mach speed.
I see joyless golf at every level and my goal is to change that. There can by no joy when semi accurate approach shots and three errant tee shots per round are simply "normal." Relaxed concentration is not possible while living the daily drudge of "russian roulette." Relaxed focus while in the presence of impending doom is just not instinctive and no amount of "mental game" coaching will ever change that. You should not accept anything less than complete control of the golf ball. You should not have to endure endless hours of short game practice just to salvage scores. There is a level of golf you have not experienced yet and that is not because of a lack of effort. Golf instruction lost it's way about 30 years ago and there is a reason why the all time greats are still considered to be the all time greats.
Finding your personal mechanics of instinct happens at mach speed when you discover the true fundamentals that cooperate with the non-conscious system your body uses as it continuously searches for absolute safe motion. All changes that evolve towards your personal, instinctive body-safe motion occur seamlessly and produce immediate improvement. Becoming a slave to "we need to change your muscle memory" and "work on that move until you groove it" is a dead end street that leads to "static" between the body and brain and repetitive use injury caused by non instinctive motion. YOUR BODY KNOWS WHEN YOU ARE REPLACING ONE NON INSTINCTIVE MOVE WITH ANOTHER AND NEVER COOPERATES. IN CONTRAST,THE BODY INCORPORATES SEAMLESSLY ANY NEW MOVE THAT IT VIEWS AS "SAFER" IN REGARDS TO BALANCE AND SPINE SAFETY. All new motion worth keeping never requires a "getting used to" transition period because change worth making allows the body to shift intentions from safety to precision and finesse, and instant measurable improvement follows. Say goodbye to the everyday search and maintenance of a perceived "perfect swing" and hello to what you really own. Welcome to eternal trust in thyself.
Mechanics of Instinct
"I call BS to "we need to change your muscle memory" and "work on that new move until you groove it". The body knows when you are simply exchanging one non-instinctive move for another and it never cooperates. In contrast, all new moves that cooperate with the body's instincts that demand balance and spine safety, are incorporated seamlessly."