Golf Psychology - Swing Tips - Get More Out of Your Current Swing
In this installment of GLT’s golf psychology series, The Mental Game of Golf, we’ll round out the Mind Body Connection segment by doing something a bit different. We’ll touch on the difference between learning and performance, discuss the importance of focus, and, lastly, provide a few swing tips that foster learning and help you get the most out of your current golf swing, rather than attempt to change your swing mechanics.
If that sounds like a lot to digest from one short blog, don’t worry. There will still be some reading, but like a substitute teacher that can’t be bothered to do more, we’ll cover a lot of the material designed to help you get more out of your current swing in video form.
So, what’s the different between learning and performance? If you’ve completed GLT’s Motor Learning with Matthew Cooke online certification course (link course to text,) you already know the answer. Dr. Tim Lee also covers the topic in his series of Motor Learning blogs for gltgolf.com. Tim and Matthew do a far better job explaining, but, in summation, performance refers to a one-time display where no further growth is achieved, whereas learning is a continuous process of growth. Keep this in mind when selecting and completing practice regimens. And remember, because of the Mind Body Connection (the mind moves the body, the body moves the club and the club moves the ball,) drills should closely replicate situations found on-course in order for skills to be easily recalled when the pressure is on and inoculate stress, if you will.
With that in mind, I’ll let GLT’s golf psychology expert, Iain Highfield, take it from here with a few videos that provide swing tips to help you get more out of your current swing.
There you have it. We hope you’ll now take the tips suggested by Iain and apply them to your next practice. Each provides a great way to help you get more out of your current swing, and you can be confident each drill will deliver lasting results, not just a quick-fix temporary boost in performance.
That concludes the Mind Body Connection portion of GLT’s golf psychology series, The Mental Game of Golf, but we’re nowhere near wrapping things up. Next, we’ll begin the next segment and help you gain a better understanding of how to develop your mental game golf game.