By now I was excited.

I had some of the most important info the golf world had seen at my fingertips. And now, these really smart guys were showing me how to teach it effectively.

I could see where I had gone wrong. In fact, I could see instantly where the golf industry had gotten things wrong. Golf instruction is full of telling you what to do, there’s not enough instruction on HOW to get the results you’re after. There’s just too much technical instruction without enough quality coaching to get you to learn the swing.

I thought back to my own issues with the game. I have been fascinated with the way people get taught the game since my first golf lesson. That lesson was potentially the worst day in my golfing life. I went from a confident young golfer into someone that lost his swing and developed a slice and an air ball in forty-five minutes. This made no sense to me!

But here I was making the same mistakes again. How stupid could one be?

I left Canada with a serious mission. Not only did I need to devise a better way to teach the biomechanical swing, I needed to go deeper to ensure the lessons focused on playing the game. After all, this is what golf is about.

Enjoying the fresh air.
The feeling of hitting the ball.
The enjoyment that comes from playing well.
Playing consistently and playing to your potential.

It’s way more deeper than just the golf swing.

Although well meaning, most golf pros don’t fully understand the learning process. They give you too many things to think about and don’t realise that the final stage of learning must allow you to be more natural and instinctive – this is when you can perform the skill without thinking about it – just like how you drive a car or ride a bike (and how the Austrian skiers go about it).

Unfortunately this step is either ignored or simply left out. This is the single biggest reason that golfers struggle with their golf swing out on the course. The added pressure of playing golf is enough to make many golfers self destruct.

Has this ever happened to you?

You’re hitting the ball like a champ on the practice tee, then you head out onto the golf course and play so badly that you feel like an idiot. If so, it’s almost certain that you’re disrupting your learning system. If you don’t understand how to fix it, you’ll never play any good.

Next: Working with your learning system, not against it

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