What moves would you add to the deck?
Practice vlog with Xander and I. First of all it's a big win to get Xander to have focused practice for 50 minutes. That alone makes the cards a proven method for improvement (X said it was fun). Beyond that I think this could be the best way of improving for plateaued or stuck golfers.
What moves would you add to the deck?
This is my (probably incorrect) summary of the study mentioned above. 30 golfers with an obvious swing fault were studied.
10 GOLFER CONTROL GROUP (They didn't get better)
10 GOLFER CORRECTION GROUP (Told to "correct there issue by leaning away from the error, they didn't get much better)
10 GOLFER EXAGGERATED GROUP (These golfers who were told to OVERDO their swing fault, improved DIRECTION and BALL SPEED the most!)
You can hear more about it here on this Podcast
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Basically you are practicing ALL AROUND the target to teach your mind to self organize to the best motor solution.
"Differential Learning" is a new approach to Motor Learning for sports out of Germany that is having some exciting results in studies.
It is a bit complicated to explain but generally it is the idea that to learn something you should practice with EXTREME variation with a consistent goal. The differential learning people say that practicing something on the perfect path of what you want to learn simply doesn't work (it makes you better while you are practicing but you end up retaining NOTHING) and you should actually practice on the extreme ends of the goal and make your brain find a motor solution to these extreme problems. The brain will then learn the most efficient way to do the task and it will better learn the task even without difficult variations. The retention is very high as well.
This PODCAST explains it better.
The creator of differential learning is Dr. Wolfgang Schollhorn who I have corresponded with a bit. He has helped a lot of soccer teams in Germany and Portugal and I think Shotput and Speed Skaters as well. Very little with golf from what I can find. I sent this message to him. It is my idea of how to use differential learning to improve a full swing.I am waiting for his reply.
This video is me putting the cards to use for the first time.
In that video, notice how even with all the different swings, the swings at p6 (last time the club is parallel to the ground before impact) look VERY similar. That is the point. Making the brain find different ways to get to the same spot.
THANKS FOR WATCHING. We are putting some effort into incorporating this into a future Be Better Golf School.
If you would like more info or have a suggestion on a location. Let me know
Forget ROTATION, that causes so many problems and adds basically zero speed (internal rotation) that is basically twisting or spinning. Mike says just two hard pushes at the right time will result in a ton of rotation and give you a lot speed and control.
I filmed a new video series with Mike Malaska at Superstition Mountain Arizona that looks a lot different than other golf videos you'll see on youtube.
I have been searching scientific studies about getting better at oglf and came across a very interesting study that said golfers who watch VISUALLY GUIDED instructional videos. GET better at golf at a much faster rate than both a control group and a group with out the visual guides.
What that means is that when you highlight certain areas of the golf swing and focus people's attention there, it helps their bodies and brains understand what to do much faster.
HERE IS THE STUDY
So I bought a full body orange suit and keyed out certain sections. In the picture above we were talking about the use of the right arm in golf swing. This should help golfers focus on some key areas of the swing. Technically it didn't work out perfectly but you get the point. Next time I do this I'll do it the opposite way where I will where a certain color ON the part I want to highlight and boost that in post (see picture below highlighting the lower body)
Also I realize now that I really need a helper or assistant on these shoots, it's just too much to do by myself because something always comes back a little messed up. in this case the microphones failed halfway through the shoot.