Ah, a bit of a reprieve-my pro got stranded in Palm Desert (if you have to stranded not a bad place-at least this time of year) so no need to be in Denver early.
Originally Posted by Pierre
Yes people think and learn in a varitey of modes and PSIA is well set up to provide that training. The trouble is learning what it takes to relate to all of these types introduces a big tent abstract mode. Abstract thinking people can operate in the concrete mode. They are not real comfortable with it but can easily do it. Concrete thinkers cannot operate in abstract mode to any degree.
Let's agree to disagree on that one.
|Logic still tells me that PMTS's approach is better overall but the abstract thinker in me likes to reject any and all established authority.
Cool, to each his own. Can't agree it is a better approach but if it works for you, great.
|Certification and performance as teachers are suppose to be one in the same. As an examiner are you sticking your ! out and admitting there could be a big difference.
Don't know if this is a generalization but poor little me is just a lowly Level 3 (since 87-passed at Boyne in MI) and staff trainer. Maybe TA next year, depends on where the golf world leads me.
|And another abstract thinker rejects a structured system? Why do you think you are so good at golf?
Definitely not rejection-more consistently asking "why", "for what purpose", "what is the intended outcome", "is this the best approach" and "are we seeking excellance". One of my favorite words (which often got me in trouble in the corporate world) is "WHY".
Actually, to be good at golf I believe I have to live in both worlds. Very, very structured in the mechanics-I am far from a "natural" talent, I have to work like hell for every bloody inch of progress. I have a very strong need to understand the "why" first, e.g. why a certain swing plane is optimal for my build, then work very diligently to turn that understanding into a mechanical reality. For me the answer is in the dirt. Relentless, structured practice. And then I have an automatic response. From there, just like skiing with the variety of situations we encounter on the hill, I have to be very creative in applying it to my course management. Draw, fade, high, low-what is the best among a variety of options for this particular situation. Make the choice and execute. Most of the time in skiing the response is innate-I don't have 45 seconds to analyze, then execute.
I think Rusty, since he played college and some mini-tour golf, would agree with that analysis.
Paraphrasing something I posted in another thread-borrow other teachers minds-take what works for you, reject the rest then move on. But never cease learning.
To a degree your right, I can't live in a totally structured world. My personality profile prove that. I could never work on an assembly line and a recent PGA profile shows I need new challenges every 7 years.