Paul Tolley Performance Golf Coaching
 

Total Performance Coaching - Change the way you think, feel and play the game

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

The main aim of my philosophy and approach is to teach you how to play the game and move the focus of attention from solely swing mechanics to you the individual and I will consider every element of your game. These elements can be defined as; 

PHYSICAL: This includes fitness, strength, flexibility, balance, body type, posture, nutrition, rest, etc. 

TECHNICAL: This includes all swing technique, equipment, club and ball fitting, shot making, practice, rythym, tempo, etc.

MENTAL: This includes motivation, focus, confidence, beliefs, decision making, self talk, goal setting, strategy, etc.

EMOTIONAL: This includes your feelings such as nervous, angry, anxious, passion for the game and what you can do about them.

SOCIAL: This includes your interaction with others such as playing partners, slow play, coach, caddie, family, etc.

My philosophy incorporates all of these elements and my beliefs can be summarised as follows: 

EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT

Size, Strength and Build

Sex, Age and Experience

Flexibility and Fitness

Desires and Aspirations

Personality/Learning Types

Possibilities and Opportunities  

TEACH THE INDIVIDUAL

Individual needs (present and future)

Assess their strengths and weaknesses

No one swing fits all (e.g.Bubba Watson/Jim Furyk/John Daly)

Next Level Concept - find the improvement pathway

What is their level of commitment?

Availability of time and attitude 

UNDERSTAND THE LEARNING PROCESS

How do people learn?

What? - Technique (Fact, Science or Logic)

When? -  Logical sequence and pacing 

How? - Verbal/Visual/Kinaesthetic (feel)

Feedback (Measurement/Correction/Reinforce/Motivate)

Cycle of competence ? Model/Repetition/Habit

TEACH THE WHOLE GAME

Teach all aspects of the game

Teach the importance of proper fundamentals and essentials skills

Teach the importance of the short game

Teach technical, physical and mental aspects together for skill acquisition

Non-Negotiable" Performance skills

Purposeful and effective practice

Fitness and stretching/conditioning exercises

USE CAUSE AND EFFECT ANALYSIS   

What is cause and effect ?

It is something that happens (the effect) and that which makes it happen (the cause).

Every motion produced with our body or our club (cause) and every thought (cause) or changes of thought (cause) have certain reactions (effects). 

Most Teachers try to fix effects. However, finding and curing the cause brings long term improvement. Most problems are caused before we begin to move (in every element of the game). 

LESSON STRUCTURE

Observation and Analysis

Explanation and Demonstration

Implementation, Feedback and Correction

Drill or Exercise

Games and Tests (Measurement and Skill acquisition)

  

  

 

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