Category: Mental Game

Periodization

In “Periodization A Guide to Volume & Intensity of Training & Competition”, Golf Canada writes “Simply put, periodization is time management. Periodization involves creating very detailed training, competition and recovery plans in an effort to ensure that an athlete “peaks” at the right time.”

In golf, scheduling your training is incredibly important, as the technique learning phases are most successful without interruption from performance or skill phases. In other words, it’s tough to change your swing mid-season.

Creating this plan is a unique process for each golfer, and is designed during the first few sessions of the Winter Coaching Program.

We have access to an indoor teaching studio, heated driving range stalls, an indoor putting area, technologies such as Trackman and Boditrak, in addition to video swing analysis, to help you build the technically sound swing you can rely on.

The coaching system (see link above), is the most effective way to accomplish this. Let’s give your game a chance this year and work the swing technique in December, January and February, so we can move to performance and skill in March and April leading up to the golf season.

Please contact me to get started.

@GolfProYYC

 

Golf & Tacos Highlights

Golf & Tacos brings together chicas that want to learn or improve their golf game in an environment that compares to “drunk girls in the bathroom” levels of friendliness.

If you want to get in the game, we have the clinics, events and tips to help get you there. Follow @golfandtacos on Instagram, or sign up for my newsletter for all details about upcoming clinics.

New and Improved and Not Old

What if you had to spend an entire month doing new things to practice golf?

You literally COULD NOT do anything that you’ve done before WHATSOEVER.

Brainstorm a week long practice of one hour per day of what that would look like. My example is below. Please reply in the comments.

  1. Billiards – play pool at a friends or a pub focusing on the exact same routine for every shot, exactly like I would use on the golf course. Incorporate the decision making process, pre and post shot routine. Plan out the outcome of all the ball on the table. Plan out my reaction and my behaviour post shot.
  2. Hiking boots – wear some footwear that is so unfair and uncomfortable, that your footwork awareness hits new levels.
  3. Music – incorporate music into a range session and make it the absolute priority. Hear every note and every sound and every beat and every instrument. It literally doesn’t matter where the ball goes or where you go, keep the focus on the music.
  4. Batting Cages – Hand Eye, Timing, Rhythm, Power and FUN
  5. Winter Mini Golf – Bundle Up and hit some putts on the mini putt, we won’t charge you when it’s that cold!!
  6. Design a lesson plan for a friend – Pick a random friend and design a practice session for them. There is no wrong answer to this one. If you are done in less than an hour, design one for me.
  7. Watch golf on TV – visualize the entire experience from the Down The Line view (directly behind the target line), NOT the TV viewpoint. Note how your brain takes the visual information from the TV and builds out the perception of the event from the down the line view.

Social Media Highlights of the Month – December/January

https://twitter.com/GolfProYYC/status/684879549125922816 https://twitter.com/Uncle_Vonzy/status/673699465769914368

 

 

Junior Golf in Calgary

Hello friends, golfers, parents and juniors!

Junior golf is the key component to keeping our game healthy and strong for years to come.

Golf Canada has recently released Iphone and Ipad apps to assist coaches and parents in the instruction and guidance of junior golfers. The concepts here are products of extensive research, and a large amount of the content will be beneficial for any sport, for anyone, at any age. There are numerous activities for golf that can be done inside during the winter, with the appropriate equipment.

Ages 4-15 Learn to Play App

Ages 14-18 Learn to Compete App

  • If you are a junior and fall into these ages, please download the apps and use them.
  • If you’re a parent of a junior that either plays golf, plays a sport, or just wants to be better at stuff, please download and use.
  • If you’re an adult, but you wonder why kids can beat you at golf, please download and use the app.
  • If you’re a gym teacher, volunteer, aunt or uncle, coach or just want to learn more about how golf is taught, download and read when you have a chance!

These lay the groundwork to become a winner. To set yourself apart and break barriers in your own golf game, you’ll need a customized approach to your specific needs, wants and desires within the game of golf. Use these apps to solve what golf problems they can, and call me for the rest.

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