Oct 11, 2019
Today we have a great friend of the show back on the Brain Booster, Dr Ed Coughlan.
Ed is one of the world’s leading authorities on Skill Acquisition.
It is such an important question to ask yourself.
Are you developing style or skill?
Are your current actions making you a better golfer?
When we get so involved in how our swing or our technique looks we can end up going down a deep rabbit hole of despair.
There will always be something wrong with our swing based on how it looks.
Yet when we start to focus on skills then we have a different outlook.
What skills do you need to develop to create the shots you require?
What environment do you need to create?
What are the sort of people you need to spend time with?
Are you truly asking yourself the right questions about what you do with your training?
Are you falling into the comfort trap of the familiar?
Are you prepared to face some discomfort to get better?
In our time together Ed shares some wonderful insights from his vast experience in the field of Skill Acquisition.
He shares with us the sports he feels currently create the best training environments.
You WILL be surprised.
We talk about the limitations and the misconceptions of standing on a range beating balls.
We look at how our mind body system can actually develop SKILL
How we need to look at the QUESTIONS the game asks us and then replicate those questions in our training.
How you need to get better at REFLECTION
Unless you put into place a process of reflection you are doomed to keep repeating the same mistakes
How if you truly think differently you open up endless future possibilities
Ed was kind enough to become a guest contributor on our new book ‘The Lost Art of Playing Golf’ and we dive deeply into some of his most important concepts
To find out more about Ed and his wonderful work find him on Twitter at
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