Monday, June 15, 2009

Listen to Learn

I’m looking at this question: What kind of learner are you? Visual. Auditory. Technical. Feel? How does this apply to my golf training and to my practice? In much of my life I am auditory: listen, hear, use CD's, talking, tape recorders in my car. Can I apply this preference to my game of golf? What is it I can listen for?

My teacher has given me a homework exercise. Using a dowel rod or old broom stick on the ground. Place the club in the center…scrape along the stick on my back swing and then swing through scraping along the stick. The feedback—the sound—tells me if I have stayed down and if I am in line on my swing through. It’s auditory reinforcement. Quite a trick. Quite a good teacher.

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