The Tyranny of the Target

The Tyranny of the Target Line (TTT) By Dr. T. J. Tomasi Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research Previously we learned about the effect that the target itself can have in putting straight putts, but that is only one example of a much larger phenomenon that I call the Tyranny of…

Drills for Skills: From Address to Impact – and Back

Drills for Skills: From Address to Impact – and Back By Dr. T. J. Tomasi Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research Many golfers try to duplicate their address position at impact, but inefficient swings, address, and impact are very different. To build a good swing, you must know the difference…

How to Increase Your Vernier Acuity

How to Increase Your Vernier Acuity By Dr. T. J. Tomasi Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research In a recent tournament a tour pro lined up the winning four-footer and the announcer whispered that it was a straight putt – the key was to hit it firmly into the center…

Superior Dress Superior Golfer

SUPERIOR DRESS, SUPERIOR GOLFER? By Dr. T. J. Tomasi Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research Researchers from Northwestern University suggest that in addition to your clothes saying something about you, they also say something “to you,” and it is in this way that your clothes can influence your golf performance….

More About Training Scars

More About Training Scars by Dr. T. J. Tomasi Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research   Review the previous post om training scars here. Training Scars [TS] are mistakes in your practice protocol woven into the very fabric of your training so that when the practice mode ramps up, the…

Die or Firm?

DIE OR FIRM? By Dr. T. J. Tomasi Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research There are two ways to putt:  1) Die the ball into the cup using the curve of the green and 2) Firm the ball into the cup so that every putt strikes the back of the…

Use Your Shoulders to Pitch

USE YOUR SHOULDERS TO PITCH by Dr. T. J. Tomasi Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research If you’re pulling your pitch shots, you may be swinging the club too much around your body and not enough up and down. To improve your direction, make sure to aim your clubface first…

Deliberate Practice and Training Scars

Deliberate Practice and Training Scars By Dr. T. J. Tomasi, Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research   Deliberate practice is a special kind of practice yet something almost anyone can do. The bad news is that deliberate practice is often difficult and not very much fun, i.e. it’s hard work…

Emotionalizing the Good and Factualizing the Bad

EMOTIONALIZING THE GOOD AND ‘FACTUALIZING’ THE BAD by Dr. T. J. Tomasi Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research Memories are our past experience captured in knowledge units that find a home in special docking receptors located in the brain. The more receptors the experience commands, the stronger and more resilient…