How to Focus your Attention for High Performance Golf
Erroneous thoughts in the SECONDS before and during shot execution undermine our ability to perform consistently. This workshop uniquely reveals how to train a golfers attention with the same discipline on the range as you train technique. A detailed, applied golf coaching program has been developed and published; its application requires DELIBERATE practice.Existing swing coaching practices worldwide do not systematically EXPLAIN and TRAIN the golfers Attentional Focus whilst learning, practicing and playing. What and where the golfer's attention is focused matters significantly at all times. This workshop closes that education gap, binding technical and mental skills development on the range. The purpose of this 1 day workshop is to help you understand HOW to coach Attentional Focus, whilst developing a golfer's skills and also demonstrate HOW to TRAIN for TRUST on the course in competition.
This coaching day will explain why, where, when and how to guide a golfer’s attentional focus throughout the seconds of their pre-shot, transition and post-shot. Understanding how the brain processes visual, external and internal auditory information and how to control that which you are attending to is the key to golfing success. When you actively train the golfers Attention on the range, you reveal a flow within their physical actions. The ‘zone’ can be consciously trained and accessed on demand, once you and your golfer understand how to use internal auditory AND visual memory systems of your brain effectively. This unique approach to coaching complements traditional golf instruction. Every coach and golfer will benefit significantly from an understanding of how to coach and use attentional focus skills.
|AGENDA - How to Focus your Attention for High Performance Golf|
|9.00am||Tea/Coffee & Introductions
|9.30am||Seminar: Attentional Focus explained - you will learn why Attentional focus control is essential not only when practicing at the range and competing on course but also whilst developing a golfer's technical skills, thus improving motor skills acquisition. The morning seminar discusses the impact of poor attention control on a golfer's performance, the significant psychological difference between target and outcome orientation and explains how to develop a consistent pre-shot mental procedure in those critical 10 seconds between stepping in to and executing a golf shot.|
Full Swing process – experience the benefits of developing a pre-shot mental procedure, not just a physical routine.
Putting/Chipping process – learn how to apply the same mental procedure to every golf shot.
Discipline and Flow - identify and correct issues within a golfers pre-shot mental procedure.
1. Understand Attentional Focus – what it is and how to use it when coaching and playing.
2. Recognise the impact of poor awareness of attentional focus has on learning and playing.
3. Experience personally why, where, when, how to guide your attentional focus for golf.
4. Visually assess a golfer’s attentional focus by observing their physical routines.
5. Understand how to distinguish between technical and attention issues and resolve.
6. Be able to deliver practical lessons in attentional focus training to your golfers.
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This workshop is limited to 12 attendees. This small group ensures the coaching techniques are both understood and experienced in practice. Open to coaches and golfers.
Any questions regarding the coaching day? Call Colin directly on 0759 268 5031
Brandon Parsons, 2015 PGA Tour Caddy for J.B.Holmes