Overthinking...?

Discussion in 'General Airgun Chat' started by RobF, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. RobF

    RobF Administrator Staff Member

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    Overthinking 'disrupts golf putt'

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/7859385.stm

    Could have some parallels with shooting?
     
  2. CoolId

    CoolId New Member

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    Hi Rob

    Well you certainly seem to shoot better when you don't stop and think about it - like the CSFTA at Christchurch where you didn't miss a target until you hit the logjam of shooters at the end of the course

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    Dave
     
  3. Gibbs

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    Yes that makes sense. I think if you stop to think about your shooting (Score, misses, mistakes, or how others are shooting) It lets doubts creep in and those doubts knock your confidence and that in turn can ruin your score.
    A few weeks ago I was shooting FT really well (for me) until my shooting partner said "Wow you've hit 15 in a row, I hope I have'nt just jinx your shooting" I missed the next 4 shots!
     
  4. Shaun

    Shaun Active Member

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    I think that it is mastering this aspect of shooting that seperates the top guys from the mortal.

    I find it's hard to get a run going and then when I do get a run there's a time when I'm not thinking "I'm doing well" until it happens. However, each time I hope I learn.

    Old gold adage "Driving's for show, putting's for dough!"

    Shaun
     
  5. dozbadthebad

    dozbadthebad BFTA 2010 European Champion & Pooch Plinking Plonk

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    help from a far

    All try reading a book called the art of ZEN
    ? have you ever driven to work when getting there you cant remember driving our the traffic lights. Stopping at junctions you know you did because you didn't crash. Basically this is where you need to be when shooting well.

    happy days
    one of the druid:cool:s
     

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