A Really Simple Golf Tip from Jack Nicklaus

by Jordan on August 31, 2013

Jack Nicklaus Golf Tip

Take this tip from Jack Nicklaus

If you follow this blog, you know I like to keep things simple.

Deep down I really feel the world of golf instruction is over complicated. There is always contradictory bits of information. One week you’ll read a golf magazine saying one thing, then the next you hear a top golf instructor say you should do the exact opposite.

Listen. There is so many things to think about when it come to golf. In no way can you master and learn everything.

That’s why I believe in keeping things simple.


I was and still am self taught. My father gave me a few tips. But he never over complicated things. And I think him for it.

What I am trying to say is, stop thinking too much. Put down the golf magazine. Stop watching the Golf Channel instruction shows. And don’t listen to your playing partners. They certainly aren’t the ones to advise you on your game!

And trust me, your swing is just fine. You just have so many swing thoughts going through your head. Free your mind.

So in keeping things simple, I want you to focus on this really simple tip.

It comes from the game’s greatest champion, Jack Nicklaus.

“My last thought before I take the club away isn’t a thought at all, it’s an image of me swinging slowly.”

Isn’t that really easy?! He wasn’t thinking about his left arm. The water hazard short of the green. Or his annoying playing partner moving behind him.

He’s visualizing putting a sound swing on the shot.

Simple tips like these help me so much. I’m so busy working for my Victoria BC SEO company, that I hardly play anymore. When I come out to play, I try and think about one thing. For me it’s feeling where the club head is. That’s it!

So for your next round or range session, think of one thing. If you want, try this visualization tip from Jack Nicklaus.

Whatever it is, keep it simple please!


Jordan J. Caron is a former Canadian PGA Class A member who still wants to help golfers shoot better scores. He is also the President of Meaningful Marketing. In his downtime he likes to read, play squash and drink wine.

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