Dr. Rick Jensen talks about how to reach your golf potential at Reynolds Plantation
On Friday, August 28, nationally recognized performance consultant and sports psychologist Rick Jensen spoke to a packed room at the Reynolds Golf Academy. Jensen, who is a long-time friend, presented his thoughts on “Taking Your Golf Game to the Next Level.” The high-energy talk focused on the importance of learning motor skills the right way - through practice. Jensen warned that learning a swing through the “old rules” of golf would only provide a temporary fix for a long-term problem. The fallacy of traditional teaching lies in trying to mimic a “perfect” swing through studying videos of professionals. Dr. Jensen argued that prescribing to the “new rules” of golf would prove beneficial to a lifetime of improvement. By understanding the essentials of a good swing, and realizing why your swing isn’t working, you create a solid foundation upon which to build a better golf game. And to build motor skills that truly work, you must commit to and embrace one training methodology from one teacher. It is this dedication to practice that will eventually lead to success on the course … the final step in “Taking Your Golf Game to the Next Level.” Dr. Jensen warns that too many times golfers see a tip in a magazine and take it straight to the course, thus skipping the vitally important step of practicing and developing motor skills.
Dr. Rick Jensen is the author of Drive to the Top: 5 Timeless Business Lessons Learned from Golf’s Greatest Champions, and is gratefully credited by King as the man who talked him out of becoming a tour player (he’s very happy as a teacher). Dr. Jensen’s clients have included more than 50 touring pros on the PGA, LPGA, and Champions Tours, plus other champions from Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League, and tennis pros from the WTA.
Upon arrival at Reynolds Plantation, Jensen remarked, “I’ve traveled through the area many times, and unbelievably never made a stop at Reynolds. This place is incredible. As soon as I made it through the gates, the wheels in my head began turning like crazy. The possibilities of this place!”
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