Attentional Focus - the art at the heart of golf
An audio introduction to Target Oriented Golf...
"After spending many years at both the amateur and professional level 'searching' for ways to improve my preparation and play, I feel very fortunate to have been involved with Colin Cromack and the techniques of Target Oriented Golf. Not only have my performances steadily improved as I have continued to learn and apply Colin's theories, I know that I have the support of a person who takes genuine delight in seeing their pupils improve and grow in confidence. I have found the Target Oriented Golf methods to be a clear constant in a game of variables.
Those who play regularly will have an appreciation for the unexpected but with Colin's work, these occurrences have much less effect on performance long term as it allows you to bring yourself back to a balanced, consistent mindset. A feeling of 'starting fresh' with each shot is often talked about in golf psychology but in my personal experience Colin has been the only person who has been able to explain AND demonstrate how to immediately get into that state in my practice and when competing. Through Target Oriented Golf, players of all levels have access to skills that will improve both their performance and enjoyment, whether it be in tournament or social play and I recommend these techniques to anyone serious about their golf.
Anthony Brown Australasian PGA tour and OneAsia tour Professional golfer.
"There are lots of people who've got the latest 'gimmick' or idea that they claim will improve your golf. However, from the very beginning of the DVD, Colin demonstrated his professionalism, his extensive understanding of attentional focus and its relationship to performance and most of all his passion to help YOU reduce your handicap by winning the mind game of golf. Colin is an excellent teacher and a natural coach and it is with the utmost sincerity that I recommend Target Oriented Golf to you. Believe me when I say that putting into practice the theory Colin shares with you on the DVD WILL make you a better golfer - and a better person."
Jeffrey Hodges B.Sc. M.Sc. (Hons) B.Ed.
Author of 'Sportsmind', and Director of the Sportsmind International Institute.
"Ever hear of the definition of insanity? Doing the same things over and over again, expecting different results. Please, try something different for your game. This DVD has enlightened me why at times things seem to snowball badly in golf, why people feel like they lose their swings, and crumble in competition. On the other hand, the DVD also explains why when golf is easy, your mind is clear and focused and things are on auto-pilot. It all comes down to being 'target oriented'...when you are, things tend to turn out good. When you're not, you're worried about all sorts of things. Colin can show you HOW to do it...once you 'get it', you'll never want to go back to insanity again."
Pat Fraher, Minneapolis, USA.
"In conjunction with the recent AGTF Cup, a teaching seminar this year was presented by Colin Cromack from Target Oriented Golf. Colin is a true expert in relation to the "psychology of aiming" for golf and presented some great information to the members. The AGTF will work with Colin further to determine how all of our members may be introduced to the information, as his seminar was of the highest order, and even the most hardened of our golf teaching pros were convinced to use his practical methods in relation to setup, aim and pre-shot routine."
Andrew Cartledge, AGTF Chief Instructor, Australia (http://www.usgtf.com/articles/winter09/intlnews.html)
"Hi Colin, Ive just come home from my club championship and I won by 6 shots! (2 rounds of golf) I must say I genuinley owe it to you 100% as I have found an awareness that I never had before! I shot 67 in my 1st round, 4 birdies and an eagle, and 75 in my second round (I was 1 under through 9, then got ahead of myself, and took an unnecessary risk which cost me an 8). I will definitely look into coming to a workshop as today has proved to me (if I needed any more!) that TOG is incredibly important, well, the most important aspect of good golf. The strange thing is that it doesnt feel like I struck the ball particurlaly well, but just seemed to get the job done. I hope to meet you sometime in the near future and discover more!"
Sam (Hainsworth Park club champion!), UK
"I have been working on my swing since October last year, and now trying to play tournaments and out on the course my thought process is purely technical I have about a thousand swing thoughts that I have been trying to get rid of during my swing. I have read books and have listened to many audio books on the mental game and understand the concept of picking a target but there was never any clear instruction on how to do this. This is exactly what I was looking for. Cheers!"
Guy, New York
"Target Oriented Golf is simple to understand and easy to learn. Once you practise and repeat the process the results are amazing. I am a 8 handicap golfer returning from a complete swing change due to injury. My technical game is very sound however, the mental game had suffered. ToG soon put me back on the right track or to be precise back on target. The very first round since trying ToG my stats were 13 from 14 fairways in regulation and 14 from 18 greens in regulation. The process really, really works in practice now I don't just aim for the 100yd sign I "target" the right top corner and thats where the shot goes. Target Oriented Golf is very effective, use it and you can unlock the real golfer in you."
Stephen Ellis, Melbourne, Australia
"I have spent the last 8 years studying the mechanics of the golf swing; as a unintended consequence, I have forgotten how to play golf. I can teach the swing and really enjoy doing so but I have forgotten how to play. I had just come off a blow up round of 88 in an AM qualifying event. I was mentally and physically exhausted. In searching the internet one night I came across your interview on Golf Smarter. I usually listen to my Portuguese lessons on the drive to work but instead I listened to your interview. I found your approach quite logical especially the discussion on anxiety. Long story short, my next round of golf came on the same course as the 88. I set out to play the round with your methods in mind (from the interview). As a result, I had a very enjoyable round of golf. I managed to post 75, with a one under 35 on the front. I got a ahead of myself on the back nine. Looking back on it, I found myself thinking about my score instead of my target when I played the back nine; as a result the anxiety crept in. Anyway, I wanted to say thank you for the wake up call."
Enlightened Golfer, USA.
"I have tried everything, all methods physical and mental and still struggled to get out of my own way. I knew I had a sound golf swing but continued to try and control it. The process outlined in this DVD switched a light on for me. I discovered I was playing and practicing golf SWING not playing or practicing GOLF. Please believe me when I tell you that I now regularly hit my chosen target with no thought of my swing. I am too busy with the process of choosing my target and sending the ball toward it. This is an extremely valuable source of information that works every time in practice. The real bonus is the author's commitment to your success. I took advantage of this and conversed with a real gentleman. I most humbly and highly recommend Target Oriented Golf to you as the grand finale to years of research."
Superintendent Raymond Park, Strathclyde Police, Scotland.
"I have been playing golf for nearly 20 years. Before I was 17 I had halved my handicap every year down to 4. I then started thinking mechanics and from then on have been one of the many golfers "lost". Now 35 years old and off 6, my short game had deserted me. I have had mental coaching in the last few months and this had cemented my belief on needing to be focused on the process and not the result or outcome and to accept my golf however it might be.
Colin has taught me the last stage of being committed to the process and the target, not the outcome. It has opened my eyes to my potential and the practical training was done in my back garden of all places!!!
Here, I learned how to connect to my target and the process/routine for hitting every and any shot for the rest of my life. It does not matter what your technique level is to use TOG, I'm certain we will all know about attentional focus over the coming years and I'm just glad I learned about it sooner rather than later."
Dr. Gareth Jones, Sunningdale