In Sports Psychology there’s a lot of research evidence to promote the use of a ‘process’ rather than focusing on the outcomes. As strength and conditioning coaches, we too must focus on the ‘process’ of coaching young athletes. The process, or ‘PROCESS’, I am referring to here is one that Avery Faigenbaum and James McFarland presented in their feature article in 2016.
As sports science research and applied practice has developed, so too has the engagement of golfers seeking to gain advantages out on the course and indeed, some of the names above have contributed to professionals of the sport not only being viewed as golfers, but as athletes too. We have previously presented advice on where athletes of the game should be looking to monitor and optimize the moderators of internal load; these link directly to some of the areas we discuss here.
In this blog we present five areas that can help to optimize you, the golfer and ultimately, the athlete.