Attentional Focus Coaching for Golfers.
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 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.
There are approximately 86 billion neurons in the average brain. Different patterns of neurons link and form memories which support all of your TRUSTED physical actions in life. Why don't you develop the same for your golf swing or putting stroke using traditional golf coaching? Lifelong technique changes introduce different neurons which serve to confuse the existing motor patterns. Sadly, this ubiquitous approach PREVENTS trust development.
The key step towards mastery of ALL motor skills is switching your Attentional Focus AWAY from your physical actions. This is why you look at the road when learning to drive or sing when playing an instrument - it enables TRUST in your actions. Golfers must focus on the task, NOT their technique. Swing thoughts STOP physical flow and prevent the critical AF switch occurring, dragging attention onto your physical actions. This INHIBITS performance.
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 mistakenly believe they will one day trust in competition, skills continually modified and doubted in practice. That is NOT how TRUSTED motor skills are created as your golf performance demonstrates.
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 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.