The principles of motor
learning science teach good teachers how to teach ...
i.e. "early success" and "practice like you play" ... regardless
of the sport. All skill learning is directly affected by
these and other important principles. If your pro lacks this
knowledge, then let us teach you to teach yourself! You do not need to know all the science.
We will guide you!.
This website is published by people who know how to teach motor
skills in a way which will reduce your effort while maximizing
your skill acquisition and retention. Translation ... you
can take it from practice area to the course. Our primary
goal is to make you a good SELF-TEACHER, not completely free
of professional instruction, just in control of your own learning.
The free lessons found below
follow Fitt's and Posoner's three stage model ... Cognitive,
Associative and Psycho Motor. OK, we promise, limited geek
speak. How about beginner, intermediate and advanced.
In addition to following a B/I/A path, we also go from the putter
back to the driver.
top, left hand graphic shows there are a lot of things you must do
right or that
can go wrong in a golf swing.
Our instruction simplifies things down to the essentials and
provides "do this" techniques which not only cause you to
improve a specific point, but also prevent other errors or in a
positive sense, CAUSES
other things to go right. For example ... "grab your thumb
and don't let go" is a simple technique for your top of the
backswing position. By keeping your grip intact (meat/thumb
in the taco/palm), you prevent
the dreaded "flying elbow" and the subsequent "over the top"
downswing which is a direct cause of the slice. Here's
another simple technique ... "point your nose at where the ball
was and let your arms fly past your nose is a way to center the
swing motion without tying yourself into a knot (keep your head
We believe knowledge and drills are your
best tool for systematically building your game for
novice and fundamentally challenged players. For
Intermediate level players, other techniques such as shaping and
chaining work better. For advanced players, individual,
specific points for correcting any remaining flaws does the trick!
Learning by the
Threes ... Visit our
CraftSmith 3-Stage Learning Model
The CraftSmith 3-Part Golf SLING Model
The CraftSmith 3 X 3 X 3 Short Game System
The good news is you get to choose where to
begin ... B/I/A. Click to GOTO your level of instruction.