A Day at a GLT Workshop
I’ve already written about GLT’s golf workshops & seminars several times, but until this week, I’ve never seen one for myself. (That’s right, I broke a journalistic commandment and used second-hand information to write an article. I’m practically auditioning for buzzfeed!)
Despite having read about the workshops enough to write convincing, believable copy, before actually attending, I wasn’t fully aware of the amount of information the GLT team delivers to golf coaches in just one of these sessions.
The day starts about as you’d expect, a bunch of guys wearing their best playing gear sitting around having coffee and getting to know one another. Other than lunch, that’s about the only predictable moment of the day.
Game Like Training is all about teaching coaches to conduct practice in a manner that simulates the stresses golfers face on-course; therefore, the seminar is conducted in a similar way. While there are short slide presentations to begin each session, Iain and Matthew encourage audience interaction, and allow the questions posed by the audience to direct the flow of instruction.
So, following the coffee introductions, it’s time for the nitty gritty. Starting off, Iain Highfield gives attendees a quick but thorough run-through of the importance of golfers having a solid psychological process.
After a few questions (along with a sprinkling of self-deprecating humor… or at least a few attempts,) attendees are taken to the range to see the information they’ve just received put into action as GLT Coach Arick Zeigel plays the role of student while Highfield leads a few of the exercises he uses to strengthen student’s mental processes.