Cordie Walker

Founder and chief curator of the Golf Science Lab. Documenting what's going on in the world of research and beyond that can help you play your best golf on the golf course (when it counts). Join the movement of researched based coaching over trusting beliefs and what worked for one person a few decades ago. Follow on Twitter

The Unknown Truth about Learning Golf and Motivation with Dr. Gabriele Wulf and Dr. Rebecca Lewthwaite

There are two critical factors in motivational learning that most people ignore. We’re going to address these two factors in today’s episode of Golf Science Lab.

We’re talking with two experts in the field of motor learning, Dr. Gabriele Wulf and Dr. Rebecca Lewthwaite. Both have extensive experience in this topic and have written some of the papers that have defined the field of motivational learning. You’re not going to want to miss this!

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Make Golf Feel Easy (Constraint Based Learning) with Graeme McDowall & Peter Arnott

What if tournaments and potentially “stressful” rounds of golf suddenly seemed easy? Well that’s what we’re going to talk about today with a constraint-based approach to coaching and learning.

The general tenant we’re going to talk about with Peter Arnott and Graeme McDowall is that your solution to problems are different from anyone else’s, so let the individual find a way that is fit for them to solve that problem instead of putting them in a particular position.

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Performance and Learning with Dr Robert Bjork and Adam Young

Today’s episode is all about learning and performance in golf and how this understanding should affect the way you practice and learn golf. Our two guests are Distinguished Research Professor Dr. Robert Bjork, and Adam Young, golf coach and author of The Practice Manual.

We’re answering questions like “Do we trick ourselves into thinking we’re improving, learning, and actually getting better?” and “What should we be going for in our learning environment?”. Start listening below!
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Stop Wasting Time on the Driving Range with Dr. Tim Lee

Dr. Tim Lee is an expert in motor learning and he’s giving us an introductory look at how we’ve been falling short in our golf practice and learning environments.

In this episode you’ll learn about the nature of golf, what you need to know about random and block practice, and the actions you should start taking to create a better learning environment.

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Interpreting Golf Research with Trillium Rose

Trillium Rose is the head director of instruction of Woodmont Country Club. She also has a Master’s Degree in Motor Learning and Control, which has “really helped shape my perspective and how I approach people’s learning, how they change their habits, and how improve their habits or learn new ones.”

Today we’re talking about what golf research is and how we’ve become a little confused with the role research vs inferences and observations plays in the growth of golf.

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Understanding the “why” Behind Your Golf Swing with Golf Biomechanics Expert Dr Sasho MacKenzie

Dr Sasho MacKenzie, sports biomechanist, has spent years studying why and what takes place in the golf swing.

In this first episode of the Golf Science Lab we’ll talk all about his opinions, research, and what it means for you, the golfer. It’s a candid look into golf biomechanics (Dr MacKenzie’s speciality) and the implications of the research he’s been doing.

Listen to the conversation below and browse the story to view some insights into golf science whatever way you’d like.

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