This has been fascinating topic for me lately and I thought I would share a couple thoughts. I remember Erik saying something to the effect of "everyone is a feel player". I could be misquoting(sorry if I am), but I agree with the statement completely. We all learn by feeling certain positions or movements in our body as it relates to the club, the ground and our senses. Some feels seem to stay with us, probably when it is something that is more natural for us or it really clicks for us. Others maybe you can feel them at first and then they dull over time or maybe we just cannot feel them at all. It could be that sometimes when something is worked into muscle memory that the feeling becomes the norm and by becoming the norm it looses it's sensation. I am not sure.
For instance when I first learned about feeling a better wrist position at the top of the swing it worked at first just by feeling one of the wrists, and then feeling the wrists themselves seemed to go away and after a while so did the correct wrist position. I then was able to relearn and keep a better position by actually felling instead where my hands were holding the club in relation to the club face by simply thinking about where the face was pointing at the top. That to me translated into getting my wrists into a better position just by sensing where the club face was pointing. Even though that "feel was not real" and it was not pointing exactly how I imagined it. Regardless, in this case it was looking at what other feel would give the same result and it clicked...so far.
The challenging thing for instructors I think is learning their student and what feels work, and what feels wont work for each person. One of the keys for a player may be to work a feel into muscle memory as soon as possible so that if the feel does start to dull even a little bit you can rely on that memory as long as possible. I don't know enough about anything really to know if a feel can be found again after it starts to dull. I have not had experience with that. And I really do not know enough about kinesthetic learning to know much about this topic, but obviously more advanced kinisthetic learners are more prone to making adjustments when something does not work and finding the feeling that makes them accomplish the task. But I think even advanced kinesthetic learners have feels dull over time considering even tour pros are always working on finding a feeling that clicks it seems.
To be a stupid monkey we essentially just need to listen to and focus entirely on the feel that we are being told to use, but much this is dependent on the ability to understand and maintain that feel. I am curious if others have thought much about this?