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ERIC Number: ED381523
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Integrating the Mind and Body of the High School and Collegiate Golfer.
Buzzee, Linda L.
This paper describes coaching golf as an art and a science that requires the effective integration of the golfer's mind and body. In typical coaching situations it is presumed that the coach's task is to provide the student with a knowledge of the rules, swing mechanics, and course management skills. A coach's task includes much more, however. The coach's role should be defined as the ability to blend golf knowledge, teaching skills, and ability to allow the physical-mechanical aspects of golf to become intertwined with the cognitive characteristics of each player. Coaching strategies are suggested that address error corrections in terms of the physical and psychological requirements needed to elicit a change in performance of a specific golf or course management skill. Setting-up is described as a phase of the golf swing that prepares the mind and body for the execution of the shot. Further sections discuss initiating the swing, sequential analysis of the set-up, shot planning, and the full swing. Final sections discuss keeping instructions simple, resisting the urge to make multiple corrections over a short period of time, using language that does not instill fear, and bridging the gap between golf knowledge and effective shot production. (JB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A