Attentional Focus Coaching for Golfers.
ALL golfers hate inconsistent performance but so few receive specialised coaching in this elusive psychological skill. Institutionalised instruction focusing on ball, grip, alignment, stance, posture, club path etc. has your attention everywhere other than on target. Few discover HOW to TRUST their technique whilst employing flow disabling "swing thoughts".
Golf is a FEEL based game and you can't feel without a target in mind. Go and throw some balls at different targets to appreciate this, then try it without a target. The target not only provides commitment for a golf shot, it ENABLES feel. Playing golf IS psychologically challenging because you have to look away from the target prior to executing a shot at it. Unfortunately, many switch their attention away from target which has dire consequences.
Without systematic coaching in Target Orientation golfers will switch their attention to the ball, club, body, swing, outcome or potential hazards. As a result the target is often missed, many blaming their "technique" for the wayward outcomes. 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.
Golf coaching practices worldwide do not SYSTEMATICALLY explain and train the golfers Attentional Focus when learning, practicing and playing resulting in many persistent and frustrating SYMPTOMS for the golfer, both physical and psychological. Consequently, many training aids and "mind" coaching programs proliferate which change little in your applied reality. Why? Many mistakenly believe they can trust out on the course, skills continually doubted in their practice. This is not how you create ANY trusted motor skills in your life.
PERFORMANCE in your golf occurs when you STOP focusing on technique and focus on task. What is the task in golf? Hitting a ball accurately at a target, not hitting a ball with a club. Learning how to SWING GOLF CLUBS and learning how to PLAY GOLF are very different skills, which demand specific practice. Many try the former but few experience the latter whilst mistakenly striving to CONSCIOUSLY control their swing or club. Unfortunately that habitual approach INHIBITS your development when learning, practicing and competing.