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A Self-Coaching Golf Session Training Procedure – The QATSPY GOLF Inside-the-Leather Sports and Fitness Page
The Issue of Making Golfer’s Practice Sessions Permanent
Even if golf is one’s profession, your practice sessions can prove to be ineffective on the golf course. What’s amazing is that even golfers at the top of the ranks in the PGA find it difficult to take advantage of their practice in tournaments.
It seems like their practice, regardless of the hours they put into their practice sessions, just vanishes when they step foot onto the golf course. Some call this meltdowns. This just doesn’t affect professional golfers in tournaments, but also the amateur golfer in a recreational game among friends. The main problem is that the golfer’s hours of practice don’t simulate their performance.
The golfer has to develop a scrimmage-type practice session that football coaches use during their practice sessions. If you remember the movie Rudy where he played on the Notre Dame practice squad and told a varsity player that if he, Rudy, didn’t do his job, the varsity player couldn’t perform. This is exactly what the golfer wants to create in their practice sessions, a scrimmage-type practice.
When you are discussing the practice schedules of professionals, you are talking about a 30-to-40 hour per week practice schedule, not the 30-to-40 hour per month of an amateur’s practice schedule. So the issue isn’t the duration of the golfer’s practice, but repetition using the golfer’s basic skills.
Here’s the KICKER for both amateur and professional golfers alike. The only skills that we have available to practice with were developed between the ages of 8 to 12. These are the only skills that we have to support our golf game. So for a golfer’s practice and performance, one has to rely on basic skills that were developed at a young age in childhood development.
Where is something that is a FACT in golf? We may practice our golf game using our conscious mind; but I can guarantee the golfer that once they step foot onto the golf course, they will be playing golf with their subconscious mind.
The golfer has to structure their practice sessions based on three (3) conditions listed below:
- The golfer will have to develop a golf game that is normal and routine, under similar conditions that they will have on the golf course.
- The golfer will have to rely on a high degree of relaxation, confidence, and muscle memory.
- The golfer’s conscious mind has to rely on their subconscious mind to perform instinctively and unrestricted, both on and off the golf course.
A critical and very effective method to use in setting up a scrimmage-type practice session is performing golf shots that require a lot of skill. This allows the golfer to incorporate their subconscious mind during their routine practice sessions to be purpose driven. It is what the Apostle Paul referred to in 1st Corinthians 9:26- Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air; but I discipline my mind and body and make them do what I want.
A key component of our subconscious mind is that it has no concept of time. One minute of time to the subconscious mind is the same as an hour. The golfer can take advantage of this in their golf practice. The golfer can turn a 15-minute practice session into an 1-hour practice session, based on directly engaging the subconscious mind.
The system and structure that I use is called The Golfer’s Q-GRIP APP. The Q–GRIP and APP stands for Quad- Garage Regimen Instinctive Practice APP. APP represents a very effective coaching technique called Apperception. Apperception is where a golfer can take motor skills from one sport, like baseball, and directly apply these to their golf game. This can reduce the learning and developmental curve by 50 percent.
The Golfer’s Q-GRIP APP uses skilled levels from four (4) shots to develop a purpose in the golfer’s practice sessions. I use four (4) type skilled golf shots in my practice session: Chip, Pitch, Draw, and Fade-type shots. I demonstrated all four of these skilled shots in the following YouTube Videos below.
The advantage of these type practice shots is that they all are based on the exact same instinctive wrist action in the golf swing that is also involved in the baseball-type swing. I proved this in a research project that I did for a Kinesiology course I was taking. I actually compared the time-lapse photography of the wrist action in the golf swing that is used in the baseball-type swing, shown below in Figure No. 1:
The fundamental approach to The Golfer’s Q-GRIP APP for the golfer is to take the golfer’s swing from the batter’s box to the tee box. This develops a culture practice of skills, rather than techniques. The culture practice of skills is a subconscious function. Focusing on technique is a conscious function. We don’t play golf with our conscious mind; we use our subconscious swing.
A great example of this is driving skills we use to operate a vehicle. If we had to think about each and every driving task, we would be a complete wreck. Why should the golf swing be any different? This is especially true if the vehicle had a manual transmission, which I prefer to drive.
My YouTube Videos for the Golfer’s Q-GRIP APP Practice:
Bunt-Type Golf Swing Video
TICK-N-TOCK Putting Technique
Golfer’s Q-GRIP (Quad-Garage Replication Instinctive Practice) APP
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