Many players have a burning desire to play and perform at a higher level than they are currently playing. But how to make this transition and accelerate your progress?
A research project I conducted a number of years ago of 50 Tour Players (including 7 x former World No 1s) and then 30 years as a Golf Coach including 20 years working almost exclusively with Elite Players, and 10 Years with Tour Players has led me to the current thinking of how elite players learn best. And it’s not on the ‘lesson tee’!
I remember one of the most well-known Golf Coaches in the World once relaying to me, that although he charges 10,000 USD for a 0.5 day coaching session, he has queues of players in a desperate quest to find the silver bullet – this ‘missing bolt’ in their swing that will suddenly make the big difference. He said that unfortunately many players go home dissatisfied as the expectations were totally unrealistic .
As a result I stopped many years ago doing ‘lesson tee lessons’. I believe that as a Coach our job is to ‘facilitate’ a players learning. That involves:
When a Player, and Coach, is able to get these multiple layers of learning working for a player, it creates a greenhouse for player growth. Some of these learning spheres happen organically, but nearly always most of these learning spheres need to be stage managed in order to create the optimal experiences and environments. And that is very much the job and role of a Coach.
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