The concept of flow is a central theme in the Awaken Your Inner Golfer book. Cultivating flow is an effective path toward learning, improving and optimizing performance of any motor skill. From helping golfers understand the concept of kinesthetic intelligence (body smarts), to releasing fears and conditioned limitations, to guidelines and exercises for implementing an … Continue reading FLOW

Questions for Reflection

I would like to present some questions for you to ponder for your golf game and your golf life. There are no “right or wrong” answers, just “food for thought.” Are performance and enjoyment mutually exclusive, or mutually inclusive? Does ‘good’ performance bring you joy, or does a joyful and relaxed attitude bring you good … Continue reading Questions for Reflection

A Focus on Golf Swing Mechanics…or Not!

Traditional golf instruction seems to be dominated by technical analysis of golf swing mechanics. The development of video, computerization and golf ball flight analysis has influenced this trend. Perhaps also, this approach has become so pervasive and accepted as traditional golf instruction because technical golf swing instruction and analysis of golf swing mechanics speak to, … Continue reading A Focus on Golf Swing Mechanics…or Not!

Golf Swing Mechanics vs. Freedom of Movement

I recently read a very interesting book, Positive Impact Golf, by Brian Sparks, a golf professional and coach in the U. K. with a little bit of French influence. I would call the book and the author “outstanding” because he has the courage to “stand out” in questioning traditional golf instruction and its focus on … Continue reading Golf Swing Mechanics vs. Freedom of Movement

Golf Exercises vs. Golf Drills

Is it just a matter of semantics? What’s the difference between golf exercises and golf drills? Are they just different methods of learning? Is one method more effective than the other? Let’s examine golf exercises vs. golf drills. If you’ve followed some of my Instinctive Golf blog posts you probably realize that I often question … Continue reading Golf Exercises vs. Golf Drills

Questioning Traditional Golf Instruction

I recently read a golf book called The Three Principles of Outstanding Golf  by PGA professional Sam Jarman. From the title, one might assume that the book is about golf swing mechanics, the technical aspects of a proper golf swing, and maybe the three key positions you must have for a correct golf swing. Far … Continue reading Questioning Traditional Golf Instruction