How to Perfect Practice. Deliberately.

How to Perfect Practice. Deliberately.

Matthew Cooke
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What exactly is deliberate practice, anyway?

It’s quite easy, to be brutally honest. It’s practicing Game-Like. I wrote my personal interpretation of it a few articles ago, and I still haven’t changed my mind.

“Deliberate practice in golf is the amount of Game-Like repetitions a player gets during practice.”

My interpretation of the deliberate practice concept is right in line with the pioneer of the original work, Dr. K Anders Ericsson.

What are the complexities of junior golf? Part three.

What are the complexities of junior golf? Part three.

Matthew Cooke
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Stuart Morgan
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  • GLT Advisor, & partner

What Is Your Role As A Parent In Golf? Because you often get a bad rep!

One for the parents:

Parents should be involved in the whole process of golf lessons and practice. We often hear that parents get in the way of a lot of junior golfers development and have too much influence in the direction they are traveling. This is never going to change. Parents spend the most time with junior golfers, so it makes sense that they can heavily influence the golfer's direction. It is our job as coaches to educate the parents and coach them just as much as the golfer.

What are the complexities of junior golf? Part two.

What are the complexities of junior golf? Part two.

  • Author: Matthew Cooke
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Stuart Morgan
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  • GLT Advisor, & partner

Junior golf is nonlinear, complex, and far more unpredictable than you might have originally thought. Here, we dive deeper into some more critical aspects of a junior golfer's development beneficial for parents, and coaches.

What is Early Specialization in golf, and what we think about it?

One for the coaches & parents:

What are the complexities of junior golf? Part one

What are the complexities of junior golf? Part one

Matthew Cooke
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Stuart Morgan
  • Author 2: Stuart Morgan
  • GLT Advisor, & partner

Welcome to a 3 part series of a large topic area - Junior Golf.

As coaches, we have the opportunity to be a part of the lives of many junior golfers and their families. Not only do we get to see them grow, mature and develop into different people, but, best of all, we get to help in the process.

How to get Good, really good, quickly

How to get Good, really good, quickly

Matthew Cooke
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How to achieve expert levels of performance in Golf:

I lied, it doesn’t happen quickly, but by understanding this article, you’ll realize the quickest way.

Fortunately, I have the honor of working with Mr. Len Hill, Ph.D., and Dr. K. Anders Ericsson on researching expert performance in Golf. First thing’s first, I owe a huge thank you to these two men for helping me expand my knowledge on the subject and share our findings with the world.

How to Teach Technique

How to Teach Technique

Iain Highfield
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Our company name is Game Like Training (GLT) for a reason. It isn’t because we think that working on the mechanics of a golf swing is unimportant. It isn’t because we think athletes should not be in the gym, and it certainly isn’t because we just want to have fun and play games with our students. We are Game Like Training because we understand the roles that variability and challenge play in the learning process.

Learn golf the GLT way. You can't learn to swim in a bathtub

Learn golf the GLT way. You can't learn to swim in a bathtub

Iain Highfield
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If you decided to become an Olympic swimmer and were presented with the following options, which would you choose?

1. Swim daily in your bath tub and perfect your stroke.
2. Go to the pool and learn to race against other swimmers.

I am sure most of you would select option 2. However, when it comes to golf, most players select the equivalent of learning to swim in the bath tub, aka, perfecting their swing on the golf range.

Does a target focus help golf performance? Jason Day thinks so

Does a target focus help golf performance? Jason Day thinks so

Iain Highfield
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Focus on the target is advice that is often given by golf coaches to their students. But, is the coach aiding performance when giving that advice?

According to ‘Quiet Eye theory,’ which can be defined as, ‘a fixation of eyes or a tracking gaze that is located on a specific location or object’ (Vickers, 2007), or in terms of coaches – focus on a target - it is good advice.

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