By brusesimss51687889, Dec 17 2015 03:30PM
The familiar motto "Keep it simple, stupid" applies to many facets of life, including golf.
The relationship between the amount of swing thoughts and the distance a golfer can hit the ball is based on Hick's Law, a psychological principle that postulates that your reaction time is relative to the number of decisions you make. Your reaction time will increase by a constant (approximately 120 milliseconds) when your decisions are doubled. If you have one thought, your reaction time will be approximately 190 milliseconds.
The more swing thoughts you have on the downswing, the slower the brain will send the signal to your muscles. If you have one swing thought, the signal will be sent much faster to your musclesthan if you have four swing thoughts.
Einstein's philosophy about science and life was to "keep it simple, but do not make it simpler." Golf is a complex game, but we do not have to think about all the complexities while swinging. "KEEP IT SIMPLE"