Learning golf skill, the truth behind improvement (Learning golf skill series, part 1)


As golfers we have many desires in common
consistency ability to perform under pressure, ability to respond to the many different challenges
faced on golf course, have a trustworthy swing. What it comes down to is somehow we’ve got
to find a way of getting that into our noggin, into a brain. Now, what’s puzzling is that the average handicap
hasn’t improved in the last 30 years. Despite there being a huge amount of information. So, this is one of the many books that I grew
up with, fascinated by, about technique what to do but I think what most golfers experience
is that it’s one thing reading and understanding this, and then transferring that information
into your brain to become skill, to become a swing that you can trust. And what it reveals is that the nature of
skill building, the nature of learning true physical learning is not simply an information
transfer. If it was, anyone that read the book would
be great. In fact, we often find it’s the reverse. So what I want to explore in this series is
to understand the nature of true physical learning because when you can go about your
golf, your game and your practicing in a way that it truly embeds in your brain and potentially
play the best golf you’ve been ever played. We will look at learning catalysts like impact
concept, showing you how to develop an intuitive understanding what the club needs to do to
hit the shot that you want. This in turn will help you see the game more
simply, just like another bat and ball sport. With a growing ability to create shots and
make minor corrections, golf will become much less frustrating and much more intuitive. We’ll take a fresh look at the set up and
seeing how tearing up the textbook and finding something that’s really matches your swing
could release the best golf you’ve ever played. Attempting to fix your swing without experiencing
what’s really happening now makes improvement temporally and frustrating I will look at how a developing a heightened
awareness of your club and your body can pick you back in charge of your swing. By being able to make finer distinctions between
your good and bad swings, it makes ingrained technical improvements a genuine possibility. At it’s heart, learning is problem solving
and golf serves up multiple opportunities to innovate and create to get out of a tight
spot. However it’s not just about rescue shots,
if you engage the problem solving part of your brain you’ll be amazed that how efficient
your technique can become solving power problems, accuracy problems or discover the true source
of consistency. Although most golfers place their attention
on what their body is doing, we will look at the compelling science behind placing attention
outside the body. We’ll look at how this kind of focus can potentially
speed up your acquisition of skill, how easily you retain it, and how it perform under pressure. Few golfers have unlimited time to practice
so it’s essential that the way in which you practice is compatible with how we naturally
are wired to learn Working backwards from proven principles of
learning skill will redefine what good practice is and what is require to embed in your brain
your newfound ability.

One comment

  • Jonathan Barwick

    Great channel and I look forward to hearing more.  It's good to see the movement from positions of the body to external focus on the clubhead.

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