Does anybody remember seeing a "Test" in one of the golf magazines several years ago that was supposed to determine if you were a feel player or a mechanical player?
I was fairly new to golf at the time and I answered the questions and by my answers my score was as far to the "feel" end of the scale as it could get.
My son was also fairly new to golf and he scored as far to the "mechanical" end of the scale as he could get.
Then the magazine recommended that people as far toward the "feel" end as I was should focus on mechanics and everybody as far toward the "mechanical" end as my son was should do some things to develop more feel.
It was funny how close that test came to pegging us on the money and I still can't find fault with the recommendation either.
I would like to find the test again and have us take it again. I would bet that this time our answers would put us in the middle of the scale.
There are differences in the way we process task actions. Some of us "see" the task as an action puzzle and just perform the puzzle while others see an action as a series of checkpoints and follow the checkpoints. There are advantages to both, and both have adapt traits from the other group to excel. The ones that perform the puzzle are decent early on but are quick to get bored and move on to another thing (or another sport) and the ones that follow the checkpoints know from their life experiences that they will improve if they work at it and are likely to stay with something longer.
As a young baseball coach (that didn't have a clue about learning techniques) it drove me crazy when an outstanding athlete couldn't "just do" an easy task the first time, while other lessor athletes could perform the same action pretty well the first time. It was a relief and much less of a headache when I learned that there truly are differences and that good player that can't "just do it" will as likely as not pass that lessor player that could "just do it" with just a little bit of practice when he gets the mechanics down.