Why Differential Practice Works | Swing Man Golf

By Adam Young

Some of you may know that I popularized (for golf) the idea of differential practice. For those of you who don’t know, here is a brief description of the term.

“Differential practice is where we attempt to explore variability befog what we would normally experience during the normal course of play”

An example of this might be trying to hit an intentional slice/hook, or a heel/toe shot. My previous study on this exact topic showed that gofers learned to strike the sweet spot more often when they had spent more time intentionally hitting the wrong parts of the face.

Completely counter-intuitive, I know.

So, we know differential practice works, but why?

Read the rest of Adam’s piece in this month’s Swing Man Golf Monthly Handicap Improver here!