Attentional Focus Coaching for Golfers.
Golf coaching practices worldwide do not SYSTEMATICALLY explain and train Attentional Focus when learning, practicing and playing resulting in many persistent and frustrating SYMPTOMS, both physical and psychological. Why? Attentional Focus lies at the heart of efficient motor skill acquisition AND psychological performance. Many mistakenly believe they can trust in competition, skills continually doubted and modified in practice. That is not how TRUSTED motor skills are created and is clearly a demonstrably flawed approach.
Learning how to SWING GOLF CLUBS and learning how to PLAY GOLF are very DIFFERENT skills, as are training and trusting. Many try the former, few experience the latter. Why? Without systematic coaching in AF golfers switch their attention away from the target to the club, body, swing, ball, outcome or potential hazards. The target is regularly missed, many blame their "technique" for their wayward outcome. Consequently, many live golfing lives believing their swing/stroke is permanently flawed. The essential skill for playing golf is SINGLE POINTED CONCENTRATION and it is learned uniquely within our APPLIED program.
When you LOOK at a target whilst throwing a ball is it also the focus of your ATTENTION? Usually. The real challenge of golf is looking away from the target before you execute your action. It is difficult because you have to look at your ball and swing/putt whilst keeping your attention on the target. This is an elusive skill the best perform consistently, no-one clearly explains HOW and one which you are not being taught via traditional golf coaching.
The key step towards mastery of ALL life skills is switching your Attentional Focus AWAY from your physical actions. This is why you look at the road when learning to drive or read music when playing an instrument - it enables TRUST in your actions. Archers focus on the target. Golfers should focus on the target, NOT their swing. Swing thoughts STOP flow and the critical AF switch occurring dragging Attentional Focus back onto your physical actions.
Many golfers develop a PHYSICAL pre-shot routine but have variable MENTAL procedures. In acting, that is called Improvisation - which, unsurprisingly, produces little but inconsistent, variable performances you are probably experiencing in your golfing life. Imagine trying to act in a film or on stage without having learned your lines? Not fun! This lies at the heart of your inconsistency and is demonstrated every time you prepare to hit a golf ball. Come and learn why "thinking" is NOT your problem but about what you are CHOOSING to think!