A father and his children were hiking through a canyon. In the midst of the canyon the boy thought he heard something and yelled out, “Who’s there?”
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When working with students on their golf swings... I often start with impact position... then work around it. I think this is a solid approach to becoming a better ball striker. Once good impact is established... many other swing components fall into place.
I’ve been reading and studying a lot lately on what it takes to truly become great… in this particular case… in becoming great at golf.
He also talks a lot about HOW we learn. Different signals are transmitted to different areas of the brain through pathways called axons. The faster and more precise these signals are... the more effectively we are able to execute complicated tasks. Here's the good part... the MORE WE PRACTICE... the more our bodies create layers of a material known as myelin, which are sheaths that wrap around these pathways (known as myelination).
So... the more you practice a certain skill, the more myelin wraps are created around specific pathways necessary for executing a specific skill (like fading a 9-iron). By practicing we create efficient "super highways" as opposed to say... footpaths. This is how you create a repeatable swing. This is how you become better. But be warned... myelin doesn't know good or bad... it's impartial. It wraps around the pathways you program it to. So when you practice... practice correctly.
But... there are also circumstances that assist with birthing this self-motivation. Coyle uses the word "ignition" in his book to describe the spark that gets things going. The intensity of your ignition will determine how much time you will put into your game. If it's to beat your friends ... it might be enough to get you to practice once in a while. It it's to become a PGA or LPGA TOUR player... then chances are you'll be at the practice facility at least three to five days a week. At least.
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Well... there you have it. Five Tips (Myths) that can ruin your golf game.
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