Henry Brunton Performance Tools
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"Different Strokes" Learning Styles Indicators
Different Strokes...TM is a software system developed exclusively for Golf professionals and Instructors. It identifies a golfer's learning preferences and prescribes instruction to match their style.
Do you ever wonder why one professional golf instructor may enjoy a great reputation with some students yet not with others? Do you ever wonder why professional golfers on the tour spend a considerable amount of time searching for a teacher they can be comfortable with? Some even give up and say they can't find one. For example, Jack Nicklaus has not been successful in replacing Jack Grout, his life long teacher.
research in the field of instruction has examined this issue and has
found that not all teaching methods work equally well with all golfers.
For example, it is a known fact, that if ten students receive the same
golf instruction, approximately four students will indicate that they
learned a great deal and that the instruction was perfectly tailored to
their needs. The other six will say either that it somewhat met their
needs or that instruction was not as satisfying as they thought it
might be, and would probably not return for more instruction with that
The failure to provide equally effective instruction to all students is neither the instructor's nor the student's fault. Rather, it is the differences in the degree of instructional fit between the instructor and learner that account for most of the variance in learning performance and satisfaction.
is a term used to describe how well the teaching process (method,
strategy, communication mode, etc.) matches the knowledge acquisition
preferences of the student. These preferences, often collectively
referred to as learning styles, describe the way in which a particular
individual receives and process new information and skills. Research in
education indicates that the matching of instruction to learning style
is a prerequisite to effective teaching.
Although a few elements of a student's learning style can be identified through teacher observation, a comprehensive assessment of learning style, up until now, could only be achieved through interviews conducted by educational specialists or by using a reliable learning style inventory.
uses an inventory called the Golf Style indicator (a copyright of
IMPACT) to identify individual learning styles and then provides the
golf professional with an instructional prescription which is
tailor-made for each student. Different Strokes will help the owner
gain a better appreciation of the different ways individuals learn when
they acquire knowledge and skills and will prescribe teaching
approaches that produce successful instruction for each style of
other words, this software program will provide the owner with the
learning behaviours students will demonstrate in response to teaching
when they go about the process of acquiring the knowledge and the
specific skills involved in the game of golf. It also provides
indicators of consumer characteristics which each student will manifest
when considering the purchase of golf products or services. Different
Strokes is the best scientifically validated and up-to-date
instructional technology of its kind on the market today.
If you are an instructor and you're interested in using these resources with your own students:
Favorite training aids used by
Henry Brunton and his Coaches
Many of the training aids below can be purchased at:
Gripit Rite (Also available at www.gripitrite.com)
Power Angle Pro (Also available at www.rovergolf.com)
Self Teaching Boards
Power Swing Fan
Putting Arc (Also available at www.theputtingarc.com)
For over 20 years, many major college, amateur, and professional golf tournaments have been won using YardCard. YardCard is a yardage book template used to record yardage, notes, green detail and strategy for tournament preparation. It teaches discipline, mental preparation, and course management, while improving confidence, concentration, and scoring. YardCard is standard equipment for competitive golf.
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