Recreational golfers are not improving because they do not understand what they have to do to change or modify their technique, and also they do not appreciate how much quality repetition is involved in changing an old habit into a reliable new one.
Sticking at changing a old habit to a new one is very hard, you need huge discipline , it involves several thousand correct repetitions of the one specific move you are working on, and that takes several weeks of intense effort, it is the same as getting fit by going to the gym, you must do it regularly to reap the rewards.
Here is an example, if you can do one hundred correct repetitions every day for one week= 700
Repeat for four weeks = 2,800 reps you will start to really own that movement, not having to think it through. It can take between 3-5 thousand repetitions to OWN the new move
So you can see that when you go to the range and hit 100 balls with the intention of improving your swing the results will be poor, because you are not creating the new pathway in your swing, you might be “thinking the new move” but you cannot make a swing change and hit balls swinging at full speed and do it correctly.
You cannot change a motor skill that quickly, you have to learn new pathways and build up a new pattern, which takes time, dedication and focus.
I give my students a blueprint of what they need to do technically and give them the required amount of repetitions so they can achieve their goal. Do the new movement at a very slow pace, feel and see that it is correct every time.
- Slow motion moves only.
- Every practice session do at least 100 reps.
- Continue this routine every day for 4 weeks.
You have the information, why not start right now and really IMPROVE?
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