Report Naming Taming Your Self-Destructive Habits in Instruction and Playing Tips yesterday at 12:04 PM 17 hours ago, james ragonnet said: When golfers take up the serious task of learning how to learn AND learning how to motivate themselves to learn – life’s most important skills – they’ll lower their languishing handicaps. Worn, weary and wishful golfers, who out-source their thinking and learning to so-called experts, have been spoon-fed defunct methodologies that simply don’t work. Conventional methodologies, which stress ball-striking dictated by kinesiology and biomechanics, are antithetical to teaching and learning the swing’s systemic nature. To master the swing, golfers must name and tame the ingrained habits that are sabotaging their development. Accordingly, golfers must do two things. First, they must invoke systems thinking to solve and understand complex problems. Second, they must acquire a working knowledge of cognitive neuroscience to grasp the interface of mind and brain in order to recruit new neural pathways and efficient movement patterns. For decades golfers have embraced an inherently flawed “divide and conquer” teaching and learning approach. By definition all complex systems – including the golf swing – are indivisible. For example, when you divide a cow – a complex milk-producing system – into separate chunks of meat, you destroy its essential properties. When you divide a golf swing – a complex power-producing system – into separate components, you destroy its essential properties. What’s most important in the swing’s complex system are the interactions among its parts, not the actions of its parts taken separately. james ragonnet Uh, ... hmmm... that's a lot of big words. Welcome to the forum.