In part 1 of internal thermostat, we talked about how the mental game – more specifically our self image, is a big determinant on our play.
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Professionals take years to change their techniques enough to notice improvements, how could ours change so dramatically from the ninth hole to the tenth? What can we learn from these dilemmas?
The information here is just as relevant whether you are learning any other sport, skill or task. As a golf coach, I am constantly giving people information on ‘what’ to learn. But the more important thing to understand is ‘how’ to learn it.
There is a problem with learning, and it is one of the main reasons so few are able to continually progress with golf improvement. Purely understanding the problem can help limit its effects and allow for continual enhancement of technique and golfin
As I’ve alluded to In many different articles before, the difference between a great shot and an awful shot can often be minuscule.
There’s a really funny thing about striking a golf ball that you may have noticed. Imagine you hit a dreaded shank on the range. You then stand back farther from the ball and then you shank the next shot too. You might not be able to stop it, why?
As a coach, I play “good cop, bad cop”. Sometimes, I berate you and tell you the hard truths that no one else wants to tell you. And, sometimes, I hug you and tell you that everything is going to be alright. I do it all in the name of improving you.
It’s now time of discussion over the idea of tournament preparation. Golf swing is a tool -a tool to help you play the game. But “playing the game” is a skill separate from an actual swing. This article will explore that (and offer solutions).
I’m going to make this one much shorter than it should be. I know that it will bring rise to lots of counter-arguments and even make people think I’m mad. But I’m ok with that, as it will give nice fodder for articles debunking why the are wrong.
If you are reading this article, perhaps you have an interest in the mental game. Maybe you have read my other articles on the subject. You have a lot of information, but you know from experience that it is impossible to go out and compete when think