Posts Tagged 'Rob Neal'

Developing World Class Coaches

Yet again I am summarising a session with the England Golf coaches. Two days at Woodhall Spa with the group tasked with developing the World Class golfers of both today and tomorrow. Right now there is an incredible buzz in the group where everybody is pulling together to improve both as individual coaches and as a group involved in the England Coaching Programme. The first day had presentation skills on the agenda. William Anderson from the Teamworks was our more than excellent host and trainer. Performing in front of a group in a classroom to deliver an inspirational presentation is not something a golf coach would do on an everyday basis. But if you are tasked with managing a squad of players, be it on regional or national level, it is a really beneficial skill to have. We all now had the opportunity to try our wings in a safe environment, and if that was not enough, there was a whole group of coaches waiting to give feedback on what they just saw!

The second day we had a session with Dr Rob Neal and his team of coaches based in the UK; Stewart Corstorphine, John Watson and Mark Bull. Rob is the university professor that turned to golf with his knowledge in biomechanics and his ways to analyse movement and technique. I have to say that Rob’s approach was a complete breath of fresh air where he stressed very clearly that his and his team’s job is to assist the coach with information that he or she otherwise would find it hard to get. Not to overload the player with numbers and graphics. I for one now know that I need to go work on getting that left hip a lot higher at address!

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