Why do we make the golf swing so complicated? To quote acclaimed instructor Jim Flick, "If as much were written about sex as there has been on the golf swing, life would be extinct by now."
Think back when you were learning to hit a baseball or return a shot on the tennis court. What were you focusing on? I would imagine it was simply swing the bat and hit the ball, or swing the racket and hit the ball over the net. Whoever taught you to play pitch and catch or to hit a tennis ball wouldn't give you 3 or 4 commands while you were throwing the ball or swinging the racket.
So what make the golf swing any different? The golf swing takes 1.25 seconds for the average player to complete - not a lot of time for the brain to be giving various commands to different body parts.
Harvey Penick, instructor to Ben Crenshaw and Tom Kite put it this way when it came to golf instruction, "Take a pill, not the whole bottle." One thing I know is the less you think about during your swing the better you'll hit the ball.
If you are confused and mixed up in too much swing theory try this next time you play. Hold the club light enough so that you can feel the weight of the club head. Swing at 80 percent focusing only on swinging the club through the ball in the direction of your target. You may be surprised how far the ball goes with such little effort and thought.