Today we have a fantastic guest on the show. Markus Westerberg who grew up in the North of Sweden and played many sports as a child. After school he quit his second sport, ice hockey, to pursue his dream of becoming a golf professional. After a successful amateur career, he turned professional in 1994 and spent over 15 years on the golf tours of the world earning 8 victories.
Today he works as a full time golf coach, author and speaker. Markus lives and in the South of Sweden and coaches out of the prestigious Ljunghusen Golf Club.
Apart from golf, Markus´passion is people and especially the human mind. This passion brought him to Lund University and a BA of Science in Psychology. Markus has written a book called ‘The Golfers Sixth Sense’ which should be a must read for anyone interested in becoming the best golfing version of themselves.
Today we discuss:
The psychomotor system and why we swing like we do
How golf swings emerge as a result of the concepts we have
How the mind influences the swing and how the swing influences the mind
‘The fundamental paradox’.
What makes a golf ball fly effectively.
Why understanding impact conditions is such a vital part of your golfing development.
How fear is created as a result of your swing patterns.
Why questions are so vital to create understanding in the student.
How swings can fix automatically with the correct understanding.
How focus affects us from both a learning and perhaps more importantly a PERFORMANCE.
How the outside can change the inside. The effects of our environment and how we can ‘self organise’ if the task is clear.
Why putting on poor greens can actually make you a better putter.
How you need to learn the art of PREDICTION to be great on the greens.
The drawback with hitting the same putt over and over again.
How children ‘know’ how to practice and then adults manage to forget.
Post putt and pre putt information and how misleading this can be.
The illusion of control and how blocked practice CAN be misleading in terms of RETENTION.
How looking like you are ‘working hard’ can be very destructive.
You are judged not by your movements but the EFFECTS of that movement.
A really interesting session with a deep thinking coach who has researched so much about the best way to learn and the best way to perform.
To get in touch with Markus go
He also has his own YouTube Channel called the ‘Golfers Sixth Sense’
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