1. Performance-Based Golf: Antidote to the Mechanics Trap
Have you ever felt like the more you learn about the golf swing the worse you get? There’s a reason you don’t play better golf more often. There’s also a reason you may struggle with your consistency. And it’s not your fault. The current model of golf improvement is upside down, and it’s keeping you from playing your best golf.
2. How to Simplify Your Golf Game
I think we’ve become too focused on the swing and the myriad positions and movements we create. There are too many tips, too many analysts, and too many so-called Gurus telling you how to swing the club. It seems we’ve lost sight of the end goal and what we are trying to accomplish. The solution to simplifying your game, removing all the clutter and confusion, and bringing fun back to your game is to adopt a performance-based approach.
3. Golf and the Performance Pyramid
This video is about performance: what it takes to get the ball in the hole. That means were going to talk about putting yourself in position to make solid golf shots and play consistent golf – particularly under pressure. These are performance skills that don’t get talked about much, but should, because they’ll help you play better golf.
4. Mental Toughness Training
This video provides a definition for mental toughness. I’ll break it down because by understanding the components that make up mentally tough play it is possible to develop your skill level for each ability. Incremental improvements will lead to long term and lasting positive results.
5. Visualization part 1
Visualization is one of the key skills that separates better golfers from the rest. If you want to play better golf, learn to visualize every shot before you hit it. Visualizing the shot in advance will help with your consistency, accuracy and confidence. But there’s more to it than simply seeing the shot. In fact, the missing link – and something I never hear discussed – is how visualization is turned into action.
6. Visualization part 2
How, exactly, does visualization help with your golf shot? Perhaps the following story of the slalom skier experiment will help you “picture” what happens when you visualize your shot in advance.
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About the Author
Eric Jones is a multiple award-winning PGA Class “A” teaching professional, including PGA Teacher of the Year (2014) and Horton Smith Award for Education (2016) in Northern California.
He is a former Coach at Stanford University, where he also played college golf. He holds a Masters Degree in Sport Psychology and is the author of multiple best-selling golf instruction books on Amazon.
Eric is a two-time World Long Drive Champion, LDA Tour Rookie of the Year and creator of The 5 Keys To Distance, the longest-running and most popular distance training program in golf.
Eric is a frequent Keynote Speaker, sits on the Advisory Board of multiple golf industry companies, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the JGANC (Junior Golf Association of Northern California), the oldest junior tournament organization in Northern California.
He is the founder of the Eric Jones Golf Academy as well as iGolfU, where he is a leader in the evolution of online golf instruction, training and coaching.