both Who we are and What we are about. The "who" is a partnership of dedicated professionals with a combined experience averaging more than 40 years per coach/instructor. The "what" is a uniquely interactive approach to learning and playing that has plenty of "pudding" for "proof." Our "what" puts the finishing touches on the learning that others have left incomplete (even if not intentionally). It also removes a major short-circuit in the installation of habits. It counters an almost obnoxious unwillingness to even consider any idea that remotely sounds different from what has been held sacred in the past, right or wrong.
KeyGolf is apt to appear just as obnoxious as we insist there is more to be done than the past has offered. So be it. If you want to add to your trip, you can. Or if you prefer, you can stay with what has been and keep on doing what you always did, and getting what you always got.
There is more to learning and playing this great game than has been typically believed to be the case. But it means going to places that only a few have visited, except by accident.
KeyGolf transforms what has been accidental into what you can do "on purpose." The process allows you to take charge of your playing, instead of your game taking charge of you. We leave rehetoric like - "Just do it," "Be confident," "Go for it" - to others. Reality requires a grasp of HOW those cliched statements are actually practiced. It means "going from the third level of learning and competence (the skill level) to the fourth, and highest level," where habits are locked in and become useful. Only there can a player be genuinely on automatic, and most players have failed to make that trip - yet. They may honestly believe (or think) that they have, but the evidence says otherwise.
If you saw the Peach Bowl football game in January, 2004, and were watching at half-time, you saw Clay Smith kick a 40 yard field goal worth 250,000 USD, using exactly the same Clear Key generated automatic process he uses for his golf game. We note that the Super Bowl in 2004 was won by a pro whose kick was only two yards longer.
In the movie "For Love of the Game," if you understood what Billy Chapel meant when he said "Clear the mechanism," you'll have a useful clue of where we are coming from - and the direction in which we offer to take any confirmed golfer.
At KeyGolf, we help players, instructors and coaches learn...
*How to develop their Skills, in preparation for the next step...which is...
*How to transform skills into Habits, which is going from level 3 development to level 4...Then...we show them...
*How to implement Habits for playing - by "Clearing the mechanism"...Going on Automatic - which may not be what you thought it was...
Indications that you are NOT on automatic:
unmanaged anxiety (producing doubt).
Taking more than one practice/rehearsal swing.
Taking full practice swing just before stepping up to set-up at the ball.
Looking down the target line after reaching set-up position.
Checking or adjusting alignment after arriving at the ball.
Executing the shot in less than 6 seconds after completing pre-shot.
Standing at address longer than 8 seconds.
Experiencing a consciously "empty" mind.
Thinking about the swing in any way, shape or form (i.e. using a swing key for execution).
Failing to make a complete separation between pre-shot, transition and execution.
Variations in time-frames between the end of pre-shot and completion of the shot.
Any assumption that pre-shot is the same on every shot.
Failure to use a completely neutral thought process following pre-shot (not "empty," but "neutral, non-action").
If any one of the above is present for you, there is no way for you to reach an automatic path for the release of your swing habits.
Indications that you ARE on automatic:
All activity that requires conscious thought and planning that is connected with the upcoming shot is carried out only in pre-shot.
Never taking more than one rehearsal swing.
The time-frame following pre-shot is always the same (for you, and the shot is completed no sooner than 6 seconds after pre-shot and no later than 14 seconds after).
You put no manual thinking or "checking" actions into the process once pre-shot is completed.
You do not look down the line after walking into your set-up.
You keep a conscious thought that has nothing to do with action or your swing while walking to the ball, setting up and executing.
All of the above must be present for automatic to kick in.
Add to that...
*How to Practice for the most effective result - which involves learning to practice the way you play, where others try vainly to play the way they practice - which points to the importance in...
*How to Manage the differences in Thought Processes for Pre-shot and Execution - the first being consciously manual, and the second being unconsciously centered (or automatic)...and...
*How to understand "within yourself" and play there - which is generally unlike what most tell us they think it is, as well.
If you want more about how that works, you may qualify to confirm what "within yourself" means specifically for you, (one's self-perception needs to be as reliable as possible), through a thoroughly validated profile. See our profile response form HERE
*There's plenty more - but we leave that to the moment of truth - when we face each other on the tee, or when you find us electronically here on the web.
Brings you Learning at its Best
KeyGolf brings the best in swing and mental skills together so that a player may finish the business of building the game and move on to the fun of playing - without having to grind on the skills and without the fear that the swing will not survive from one day to the next.