• Skill versus technique

    In my mind, there is an important distinction to be made between skill and technique. For the purposes of this article, I will define how I personally view each one. For me, skill relates to your ability to do what you intend to do. As an example, if I intend to throw a dart at […]

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  • Massive changes, minimal information

    As teachers, we are gathering more and more high quality information on what is happening in the swing of good players through the use of very highly technical equipment. We can see very detailed information on almost anything nowadays, from pressure distribution in the feet to the kinematic sequence of a player (rotational velocities/accelerations/decelerations of […]

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  • The Ball Flight Laws

    Do you know the ball flight laws? Do you even know what a ball flight law is? Do you believe in the old ball flight laws, or the new ones? Ball flight laws are simply the physical laws which determine why and how a ball flies through the air. They can tell you what a […]

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  • Locus of Foci

    I wrote about this idea a while back, but thought I would upgrade the article and apply the principles to some things I have more recently written. Time to put the kettle on, get your pipe and slippers and settle down for a long one. This one is worth it though, trust me. When learning […]

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  • Performance and learning are different – you probably didn’t realise that. Performance –    the ability of a person to produce the desired result Learning –         The acquisition, retention and recall of new skills which will lead to improved performance and increase potential in the sport specific scenario What most people […]

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  • Subconscious concepts

    This post is just as much for the teachers/coaches out there as it is for the pupils reading. I am going to talk about something I call ‘subconscious concept’. I believe firmly that our mind holds a subconscious idea/image of how ‘it’ would like to hit the ball; an impact concept which the mind will […]

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  • Are you looking for more consistency, better resilience under pressure and overall lower scores? Of course you are – read on. Every golfer has a routine, whether they know it or not; some routines are just better than others. There are certain things I look for in a good routine, and a good amount of […]

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