"In a Nutshell"
The core of habit development is found in matching, as nearly as possible, the basic, systematic elements contained in the approach to mastery that served our early growing years. We did not need to understand the "system" as we learned to tie our shoes and brush our teeth, but, indeed, those habits were learned systematically, not accidentally. After the middle of adolescence, however, unless we know how, we will build new habits only by accident.
The core of any "system" for habit development rests in an almost unbelievably simple, innocent principle - - "If you think about what you are doing while you do it, you will only use a skill, not a habit." Habits only enter the drama when you do not think about what you are doing while you do it.
But you cannot avoid thinking, so you are always in a "Must Think" mode.
KeyGolf's orderly method for the process of building habits anchors itself in what we refer to as "Clear Keys." You may call it something else, but that "something else" must meet the same research based criteria and principles.
The Clear Key is the systematic way to honor the human thinking design without the thought being associated with what you are doing at that moment.
The concept and knowledge of Clear Keys may be new to you. You will find in their function and application, a direct, systematic path to converting skills into habits that simulates Mother Nature's own early developmental process.
Any belief that excellence in sports behaviors comes primarily from skill in execution overlooks the critical role of habits in those processes.
True, habits are only memorized skills. However...
The process of getting those skills into habits is the major concern. That means mastering and following the menu that governs the entire process, which Mother Nature set, apparently in stone. Habits don't just show up because you practice enough (whatever "enough" means). Because Clear Keys relate directly and specifically to the building, development and execution of habits in performance they become the ultimate critical influence in sports performance.
There is already quiet testimony from those who know about and use Clear Keys, but there isn't much "advertisement." No one wants to give opponents an equalizer to their own edge. That may explain, in part, why some have not known about them. We don't tell on our clients because we honor an irrevocable privacy for those we work with.
We've seen roundball players using Clear Keys at the foul line produce from 10 to 30 percent more in their foul shot scoring average than players who don't have them.
Golfers we've coached have consistently lowered their scoring averages with Clear Keys.
Bowlers using Keys always raise their averages.
Pitchers on Clear keys have elevated their performance, as well.
One tennis player reported serving six aces in a row (over two games, of course).
And it also helps in receiving service for tennis, and batting in baseball, even though that is associated with reaction time and has minor differences from what takes place with any kind of initiated action.
A Recent message from a Golf Professional
I have taught clear keys to my students the last two years with very good success. I did what a lot of professional teachers do and didn't use them all the time myself. I thought my skills would carry me through, WRONG.
I went to Florida last winter to play a couple of tournaments that meant a lot to me and had problems with anxiety as usual. Being analytical in style , I am prone to this. The only thing that got me around in the final round was clear keys.
came back to Raleigh, NC determined to master clear keys
once and for all. Started hitting four hundred balls a
day, using 32 ball exercises with clear keys. Because I
was committed to doing it, as I used the keys, the skill
became automatic. Putts started going in, pitch shots
were hitting the flag and the full swing was as good as
it has ever been. I was a fool not to stick with them in
the first place. Anyone that wants to know about
Keygolf''s clear keys is welcome to call me on my toll
free number at 1-800-682-8399 .
Clear Keys provide essential support for any action in any sport in which execution requires an initiation of action as opposed to a reaction. Support for activity which is responsive or reactive is less evident, though relatively effective, considering the large number of variables coming into play when others are involved. Clear Keys also add to performance where the action is responsive, though in a slightly different way. That includes such actions as batting or receiving in tennis.
Some of the primary areas: A pitch in baseball. A golf stroke. A serve in tennis. A bowling delivery. A dart throw. A billiard stroke. A target-oriented rifle shot. Kicking field goals and running precise patterns in football, and shooting foul shot in basketball. But it's not essential to a layup off a fast break or a rally in tennis.
Clear Key is our name for the "management tool" for building a habit, and for execution of an action as well as (limited) response to another's action.
It is important to remember that the kind of activity most think of as being habitual is typically referred to by terms like "automatic," "repetitive," "routine," "grooved," "in the zone," or "muscle memory." Such expressions can be very misleading when it comes to the strategies we try to put in place to make them happen.
|"If you keep on thinking what you always thought, you will keep on doing what you always did, and if you keep on doing what you always did, you'll keep on getting what you always got."|
KeyGolf sponsors and conducts both onsite and online programs in support of coaches, instructors and players. These are designed to up-date concerns in management of the basic tasks and dynamic skills that can grow to habits and lead to top performance and scoring. For the present, online or telephone consultation are accepted on a complimentary basis.
These programs involve the same principles passed on to PGA Professionals for the past 15 years. The goal is the same now as it has always been - to enhance teaching and playing development.
Programs are supervised and administered by Carey G. Mumford, the President and CEO of KeyGolf and ProForm Associates, who served as a principal instructor in the national PGA Continuing Education Program for more than 15 years. You will find a brief BIO here.
We demonstrate and create the conditions for learning how to help players take their performance to the fourth dimension, through both teaching and coaching of habit development.
For more information, please use our email address below, or call us at 931-788-6758.
130 Highland Drive
Crossville, TN 38572