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 effective motor skill acquisition AND psychological performance. Many determinedly hope they will one day trust in competition, skills continually modified and doubted in practice. Clearly, that is NOT how TRUSTED skills are created as professional golfers demonstrate.
There are approximately 86 billion neurons in the average brain. Different patterns of neurons link and form multiple memories which are used to support all of your TRUSTED physical actions in life. Think of a life skill you perform successfully today and you created a memory for it. Your golf swing and putting stroke CAN also become trusted memories but you must significantly change practice behaviours encouraged by traditional instruction.
The critical enabler to trust of ANY motor skill is switching your Attentional Focus AWAY from your physical actions. This happens when you look at the road when riding a bicycle or sing when playing an instrument - it enables TRUST in your actions. Golfers should focus on the task, NOT their technique. Swing thoughts only drag attention to your physical actions, PREVENT the critical switch occurring and STOP physical flow. This INHIBITS performance.
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 and so few experience the latter. Without systematic coaching 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.
Most 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 golf inconsistency and is demonstrated every time you prepare to hit a ball. Come and learn why "thinking" is NOT your problem but about what you are CHOOSING to think.