Golf Practice that will not waste your valuable time
Too much time on our hands. Tick, tick, ticking away.
Time can’t be replenished. It shouldn’t be wasted. It MUST be well spent! No more so than in learning and practicing the golf game. The golf season is oh-so-short after all.
What does time well spent mean to the GLT team, and, in the converse, what constitutes time not well spent? What practice routine doesn’t waste that valuable time and results in the improvements that have, UNTIL NOW, been chased fruitlessly?
The GLT team preaches this simple concept: Walk away from all the old dogmas that make Golf GAME improvement an unattainable outcome
What’s the Dogma? And How is that walkaway accomplished?
The Dogma: The more balls I hit the better I become.
Repetition is much like cramming for an exam. After taking the exam the remembered morphs into the forgotten. Thus, long term failure is the end result of that short term success. Same with golf practice. Hit range ball after ball, in short order, the same way and you achieve repeatable range swing and range success. While failing to improve your golf game.
Think of 2 similar but disparate processes:
- Practicing to learn - swinging the club in a desired motion. Hitting ball after ball, etc.
- Practicing to perform by adapting to the stresses of the golf course and competition. By building mental representations that re-create and stimulate the GAME of golf.
Number one is the “old dogma" we want to walk away from. It’s what the GLT team calls Blocked Practice. A process that’s inherently good for beginners developing skills like golf movement, posture and grip. You repeat the same task over and over. But, as we explained above, that skill is neither retainable, transferable, nor robust.
Number 2 is the GLT Golf roadway to improvement. Or in GLT terms, Interleaved Practice. A structured training/practice strategy that delivers deeper learning. Accomplished through our three basic fundamentals: Spacing, Variability, and Challenge.
Interleaved practice creates a cognitive and physical relationship with what is practiced. Golf game skills are retained. You learn to hit golf shots not repeat a golf swing. And the pot at the end of the rainbow is filled with the magic elixir: what is practiced transfers to the course.
Put on your walking shoes. Look that old “the more golf balls I hit the better I become” dogma straight in its’ eyes, turn on your heels and walkaway. Start interleaved practicing. It won’t waste your valuable time.
A better golf game is there for you on the walk.