Coaching Methodology

Coaching Methodology

Unlike traditional golf “lessons”, Guided Practice sessions de-emphasize detailed discussions of golf swing information. There is plenty of that on youtube (and it’s free). If you’ve tried the youtube route without any real success, maybe you’re ready to take your golf training in a different direction. The path to success in golf, as in all things, is paved with productive effort and good habits. You will find no promises of shortcuts or miracle cures here. What you will find is a structured training methodology that has been developed over many years of front-line coaching & instruction, driven by ongoing study and research. 

Our coaching methodology aims to satisfy a few basic conditions:

  • Training sessions need to be structured and organized
  • Must provide means to track measurable, objective results
  • Must be challenging and enjoyable

Session Clock

The Session Clock tells us what to do and when to do it. Each practice session will follow this format.

Warm-up – 5 minutes: 

Activities vary by session, but are generally focused on general athletic skills like hand-eye coordination, balance, agility, stability, mobility, flexibility and strength. In some cases, supplemental training might be recommended.

Technical Model – 10 minutes

The Technical Model is not meant to be seen as a “model swing”. It is a training resource that can be applied in a variety of ways: For a novice golfer, it provides just enough information and imagery for them to get started toward putting their own swing together. For intermediate players, it is used as a “back to-basics” refresher; and for advanced players, it provides key checkpoints to help detect issues when the swing feels “a little off”. Regardless
of skill level, training with the Technical Model promotes the concept of “swinging calmly”, thereby helping you gain a keener awareness of how you can
operate the club to create the results you envision. In addition, training with the Technical Model promotes the creation of good practice habits.

The Technical Model consists of 6 elements, as follows:

The Technical Model

  • Neutral grip
  • Target in mind
  • Relaxed and ready
  • Letter L backswing
  • Photo finish
  • Keep head between heels throughout the swing

Skill Development – 25 minutes

Through Skill Development training, we provide you with the building blocks of technique. As your skills improve, you will gain the ability to blend them
together instinctively to match the situation at hand. Remember, every golf shot is a unique event – no two swings are ever the same. Even the very best,
fastest cameras are of little use when it comes to detecting the details of impact, launch and flight. For that reason, TrackMan radar features prominently
in our sessions, indoors and out.

Skill Development Areas:

  • General Athletic Skills (timing, coordination, agility, mobility, balance)
  • Static Skills (grip, stance, ball position, aim)
  • Speed and Impulse Management
  • Rotation and Pressure Transfer
  • Face/Path Management
  • Contact

Games/Free Practice – 15 minutes

  • Skill Challenges
  • Playing virtual golf
  • Test centre (TrackMan combine, player-specific tests, short game tests)

Review/Cool Down – 5 minutes

Note for multiple-hour sessions, time spent in the “games/free practice” phase will be increased