The information processing model comprises the storage of information in the memory, the retrieval of information from the memory and the execution of a movement in response to information (Keele). This sounds interesting and useful for golf. This article is about applying the knowledge we know about the information processing model for improved golf.
To begin with, the human memory system consists of 3 memory storage locations: The Sensory Information Store; Short-term memory; and long-term memory. It is important to understand how all 3 stores work, so that we can use our memories the most effectively.
The first phase in the memory system is the sensory information storage, also called the sensor register (Cox). The sensory register has the ability to hold large amounts of information, but only for very short periods. So short even that information is only stored in the sensory register for up to half a second. The information that is stored briefly in the sensory store comes through the input of our senses: vision, hearing, touch, smell and taste.
Information is then transmitted to the hub of the information processing system: short-term memory. Short term memory is the hub of the information processing system because it receives information from the sensory store, as well as permanent memory. The most important thing about short-term memory is that information is lost unless it is very important, or quickly rehearsed and stored. For example, if you received a tip from your swing coach and, for example, only practiced the tip once, it is likely that that tip will be forgotten.
It is sufficient to conclude that if a person rehearses information in the short-term memory for 20 to 30 seconds, then it is passed on to long-term memory storage. The effectiveness of one's short-term memory capacities is also supported by their ability to expertly share information, that is, the processing of combining different individual pieces into larger ones. For example, a golfer remembers the golf swing technique simply by chording information in categories such as & # 39; set-up, backswing and downswing & # 39 ;, making it easier to remember information about the swing.
Information sufficient under form and rehearsed in the short term will be passed on in long term memory. Unlike the sensory register and the short-term memory, the information in the long-term memory is permanent. Information in long-term memory can be continuously updated in combination with short-term memory. For example, if a golfer rehearses a fulcrum sufficiently enough and it works, he / she will permanently store that information.
The other thing to note about long-term memory is that information is amplified by retrieving information in short-term memory to rehearse it. Suffice it to say that it is important to complete the lesson schedule and monthly audit exercises that I have made below:
1) Perform a & # 39; Lesson recapitulation & # 39; after swings lessons.
Buy a book to be used as a lesson diary. Write in the evening after a swing the instruction your coach gave you, for example: & # 39; softens the right elbow on the backswing during the chipping, so that your right arm hinges on the elbow & # 39 ;. Write adjectives below to describe how the new movement feels when it is done correctly. For example: & # 39; relaxed & # 39; or & # 39; soft & # 39; would match the above instruction. Finally, write down a goal to integrate this new technique into your game. For example: my goal is to have my right arm hinged to feel natural, and to unconsciously get into my swing in 4 weeks time.
2) Perform a & # 39; monthly audit & # 39; out of great golf shots
This exercise involves strengthening the long-term memory and also makes it easier to recall large swings while competing. Write at the end of every month the 10 best shots you played in that month. Write them down in the following categories:
– Estimated date:
– Course played:
– Played hole:
– Club used:
– What was the key to such a good shot: And finally,
– Which adjective would you use to describe how the shot felt:
Keep this in the same diary as the summary of your lesson. At the end of each year you read the shots of your best month and think of the best ten photos of the years!