Mental Golf Training – Practice Range Tips #1 Zone Training Drill

March 4, 2013 by  
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Mental Golf Training - Practice Range Tips #1 Zone Training Drill In this golf tip video, mental golf coach John Weir teaches a highly effective practice range drill that will develop your ability to enter the zone while addressing the ball. Discover the difference between practice mode golfing and performance mode golfing, and how you can lower your score with this 15 ball drill. http
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11 Responses to “Mental Golf Training – Practice Range Tips #1 Zone Training Drill”
  1. cameltryde says:

    that IS a great tip, guilty..

  2. MrMyoutdoors says:

    thank you the great and helpful tip I will have to try it.

  3. DJT77816 says:

    Very good video

  4. TheMentalcaddie says:

    6. This practice drill trains you how you can learn to swing your golf club with unconscious competence or performance without conscious effort (the zone). It takes practice to learn how to execute like this and that is why this drill is very effective when applied. I hope this helps explain more. Thanks for your comment EverydayGolfCoach. Many blessings and happy golfing to all.

  5. TheMentalcaddie says:

    5. Finally, every human being experiences 4 levels of learning on the way to mastery of any behavior. First – unconscious incompetence (you don’t know what you don’t know.) Second- conscious incompetence (you are aware of what you don’t know) Third – conscious competence (this is competence but with conscious effort). Fourth – unconscious competence (the habit is formed and your competency is unconscious and you simply do it without thinking.) This fourth level is the goal.

  6. TheMentalcaddie says:

    4. The first signature was effortless, smooth, and simple to create. This is because it is a habit and unconscious performance.The second signature was still able to be created but it took more effort, wasn’t smooth in the performance, and the end result wasn’t as good. This is the same thing that happens with a golf swing.

  7. TheMentalcaddie says:

    3. Here is a test that you can do at home that demonstrates how much smoother subconscious performance is versus conscious performance. Its called the signature test and I learned it form Dr. David Wright, top 100 PGA instructor. Here it is: Get a sheet of paper and sign your name at the top of the page. Then underneath it try to consciously draw what you just wrote. Be conscious of trying to copy your signature perfectly. Then compare the two.

  8. TheMentalcaddie says:

    2. Why does conscious thinking hurt performance and why do we need to work on performance without conscious effort? First, most golfers think way too much and most of these thoughts are negative. Negative thoughts create stress and tension which will inhibit swing performance. Second, a golf swing is like any other habit. After you have done it so many times, the subconscious knows exactly what to do to execute your swing without conscious thought.

  9. TheMentalcaddie says:

    1. Of course, mechanical elements of the swing are important to practice however once we got our swing grooved if we are thinking over the ball too much it can inhibit our swings. In my opinion, the best thing for golfers to consciously control once they have established their swing is what they are doing mentally before a shot such as pre-shot routine, and positive mental attitude.

  10. EverydayGolfCoach says:

    Very well presented! What’s your stance on this… What if you are a beginner? What if you are mid swing change? Don’t you sometimes need some element of conscious control?

    All golf psychologists advocate automatic processing but it’s never been proven to be optimal for a complex motor skill such as the full swing. Personally, I love the idea but I’m sure it’s more complicated than ‘don’t think about your swing and you’ll play your best’.

  11. Dave Yttri says:

    This makes so much sense. I’ve experienced this. I have too many thoughts on the course. All clubs including putter.Thank you. If we have some temperatures above 25 this wknd I’ll be heading to the range. <25 Brrrrrrrr. Got invite to SC in 2 wks. Can't wait to get outa Wis for 12 days & do some golfing ! Thanks for the video"s !!

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