GenNXT Golf Academy

Training Methodology

GenNXT is focused on the total development of the person so that the best golf athlete and the best person will emerge over time.  

Golf's 3 Essential Skills

GenNXT coaching and training activities will focus on developing golf's 3 essential skills:

  1. Ball Control - developing sound fundamentals and club delivery patterns that enables athletes to control the distance, direction, trajectory and spin their shots.
  2. Self-Management - to enable the individual to effectively control and manage their thoughts, emotions and behavior so that they can access and optimize their physical skills in competition.
  3. Decision-Making - to train golf athletes to make prudent strategic and tactical choices on the golf course that leads to their best result.


Teaching and Coaching Methodology: The Four Steps to Mastery

GenNXT Athletes will experience the following teaching and coaching methodology- The Four Steps to Mastery. This is not a swing method. It is a proven training and coaching methodology for skills development and peak performance utilized by Dr. Jensen for over two decades, resulting in 199 PGA/LPGA Tour Wins!! Following the Four Steps to Mastery leads to skills acquisition and improved competition performance in time.

 

Step #1: Assessment/Understanding Cause & Effect

During Step #1, GenNXT Coaches engage in assessment activities that benchmark skills proficiency in order to clearly identify each player’s strengths and weaknesses. Players gain valuable understanding of the factors (fundamentals, technique/club delivery, ball control, strategy and self-management) that are contributing to where and why they are losing strokes. A comprehensive personalized training and practice plan will be created for each GenNXT Athlete to follow with the support of the GenNXT Coaching Staff so that the athlete can build skill, develop confidence and be able to in shoot lower scores in competition.

Step #2: Supervised Practice – Skills Acquisition and Improvement

During Step #2, the GenNXT Coaching Staff creates an optimal practice environment. Coaches lead and supervise specific practice activities aligned with the goals outlined in the Performance Plan. Athletes will benefit from a high volume of deliberate practice- lots of focused repetitions with appropriate feedback delivery from coaches. During this step, the player is engaged in practice with the deliberate intention of improving his or her skills. GenNXT Coaches makes themselves available during practice to support learning and skill acquisition.

Step #3: Transfer Training – Taking it from the Practice Tee to the Course/Competition

During Step #3, GenNXT Coaches expose participants golf skills to conditions that simulate those that they would experience on the golf course under competition. Transfer training creates the opportunity for players to build habits that can withstand pressure and ever-changing conditions. In this stage, golfers learn to practice like they play and play like they practice.

Step #4: Play

During Step #4. GenNXT Coaches teach and coach golfers to have effective playing skills. During these on-course coaching sessions, the coach provides guidance in the skills of decision-making and self-management, while also making note of ball-control skills that are in need of further development.