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There is no point hitting shots mindlessly in an attempt to improve your golf.  But unfortunately that is what most players do.  There are principles which you can follow to get the most from every practice session. Click here to download a sample 3-hour plan which will definitely benefit your golf. Principles Have an objective that you want to achieve for …

Whenever I’m coaching I make an assessment of every shot the player hits.  I look at the ball’s initial direction and trajectory as well as whether or not it curves.  I listen to the sound of contact; the contact point on the clubface and how the club meets the ground (or mat).  From there I work backwards applying my understanding …

The computer I hold in my hand is better known as a smart phone.  The promise is that if I use it correctly – using the most appropriate applications and monitoring all the tasks I set for myself – I will be more productive.  The challenge of the age of productivity seems to be finding out how many things I …

The argument about whether practice or natural talent counts most in producing world-class athletes has been debated for eons.  Dr Anders Ericsson (1993) has conducted research on the developmental pathways of elite performers in a variety of spheres of performance. His conclusions fall in favour of the argument that hard work will ultimately triumph over natural talent in producing world-class …

Ever missed a putt after carefully checking the length and break, making couple of practice strokes, and setting up as precisely as possible?  Have you then walked around the other side of the hole and hit the ball into the hole without taking any care lining up or thinking about how hard to hit the ball?  Of course you have. …

There were only two items I put on the counter, one worth $4.25 and the other $2.50.  There was no scanning device in this local milk bar…and the cash register wasn’t computerised.  Then he did the unthinkable…he reached for a calculator.  This happens all too frequently where simple tasks still require the use of some piece of technology. I asked …

The beginning of the year is seen by the majority of people as a time for a fresh start or more of the same depending on what it is you are doing.  A fresh start implies change for the better.  For golfers it could be to play more regularly, improve your game through coaching or win an event. However lofty …

I recently suggested to our (Australian) National Squad that the word ‘practice’ be renamed ‘learning’.  When they are hitting balls on the range, they are ‘learning’, when they are on the putting green, they are ‘learning’. Often players who are practicing are focussed on repetition, sometimes seemingly endless repetition.  They use phrases to describe their practice as ‘working on the …

Golf’s alluring and eternal challenge is that anyone in can play, however playing well takes practice and learning.  Becoming excellent usually takes years of dedicated effort. Personal best scores on different golf courses and changes in your handicap (if you have one) are measures of your progress.  Every time you improve your best score or lower your handicap you experience …

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He was instructed to lie still without moving.  That seemed appropriate as he had a number of wires attached to the muscles around his pelvic area.  The next instruction was to imagine climbing a rock wall, but without actually moving his arms or legs.  The EMG machine sprang to life; the muscles that would be used to actually climb a …