Golf Coaching Philosophy
Using Montessori education principles can and will eliminate the many swing thoughts in your head. At Peerless Golf we believe that you should have full control over your learning experience much like Maria Montessori gave full control to her students years ago. We also believe that we can provide golf coaching that will allow players to shoot lower scores without spending a lot time at the range.
This main principle that Montessori used will allow you to play with a free and clear mind. No longer will you have useless swing thoughts in your head that have been involuntarily acquired through magazines, playing partners and telecasts.
So how did we draw the conclusion that players were cursed with too many swing thoughts and why Montessori teaching will change this?
To find out the answers to these questions, we’ll take you back to early 2008 (which is also the point where most of us wish we could borrow Doc Brown’s time machine to go back to the future and avoid this recent recession!).
Our very own certified professional Jordan Caron was in Portugal teaching members of the club he worked under the role of Assistant Professional. During his evaluation talks with his players about their games, Jordan heard the same statement repeated over and over: “I have too many swing-thoughts in my head.”
If you’re a golfer, I’m sure you’ve repeated this statement above – probably more than a few times! (It sucks doesn’t it?) Fear not, asJordanhas done his research and has found the answers!
Thanks to our mainstream golf world, chances are you’ve taken in so much knowledge about the game that you probably don’t know what’s right or wrong anymore. If you’re finding the game too complicated and have too many-swing thoughts, it comes down to two reasons.
The first is the curse of knowledge. The curse of knowledge occurs when someone (instructors) knows a lot about a subject overloads the learner with their knowledge in an attempt to educate.
The second is not learning on your own terms. Over the years, you have most likely involuntarily gathered so many swing tips that you have far too many in your brain repository and are confused about what actually makes a good swing.
So, since returning from Portugal, the question and mission for Jordan has been centred on how can he eliminate all your swing-thoughts by focusing on the two reasons above. Surprisingly, he found both answers in one place: Italian physician and educator Maria Montessori.
Montessori believed in an educational system that focuses on learning what you want and at your own speed. This made perfect sense for the way Jordan wanted his lessons to be conducted – you learn only what you want which cuts out all the stuff you don’t want to learn. And since you now have full control over your lesson, Jordan will only speak when you ask him to, making it impossible for the curse of knowledge to kick in!
When you sign up for a luxury golf holiday, you will be accompanied by Jordan Caron. While on the trip he will strip away and remove many of the useless terms and swing thoughts crowding your brain which are holding you back from playing better. Once these terms are stripped away you will learn only what you want to learn.
Another benefit of having a Jordan accompany you on a tour is that he’ll be able to play a round or two with you. This gives him a better understanding of how you play the game on the course. We find it tough teaching players on the driving range because we don’t see how they act and react during a real life round. Also having Jordan on the course with you allows him to teach you more in-depth about course management, short game and the mental game. Sticking true to our Montessori philosophy of teaching, he will only discuss these three areas if you want us to. It is however suggested that you do because these three important areas can’t be taught on the driving range and only on the course.