Geoff.... is "free will" an illusion and does the act of putting for tempo and rhythm an "illusion" too"?
http://www.scientificamerican.com/artic ... -illusion/
"Free will" is a debate in RELIGION. All animals have WILL or INTENTION to do this or that, and in putting the intention is to stroke the ball wherever the putter face has been aimed for line control and to send the ball with the pace that goes the proper DISTANCE all the way to the hole and not far at all past it in case of a miss. That's the animalistic ATHLETE, not the out-of-place classroom student trying to putt with the mental part of the human. Athletes don't do "schoolwork" when dancing on the golf course like very skilled animals.
The neuroscience debate about "free will" is just a catchy sideshow to boost the ratings and is actually a rather stupid debate. The more important debate is why do humans actually believe in any religious system of myths and legends and "super" natural entities and "miracles" instead of appreciating the way reality actually is. The answer seems to be humans cannot stand not having an answer to big questions like creation and death, so a made-up completely nonsensical "answer" is preferable to humans to not knowing.
None of that has anything to do with golf or putting.
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