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Colin Montgomery takes the opportunity to thank the Golf Channel for the coverage he got that he got for his recent victory which was his Third Major on the Champion's Tour.
Associated Press noted and Golf Channel hammered home, the winner of three of his last six starts (and 10 overall) in senior major events, will always be 0-for-71 in grand slam events primarily for the 50-and-under crowd.
I have one question about the Irish Open pairings.
Who in the hell thought it was a good idea to pair Padraig Harrington and Sergio Garcia together for the first two rounds???????????
First off it is Padriag's Home Open and means a great deal to him. Garcia is only playing because Rory invited him.
Secondly, and more important, there is no love lost there. When the flap over Tiger and Sergio broke out at the 2013 Players Championship Padriag supported Tiger. He also took tremendous pleasure in beating Sergio in a play-off for The Open in 2007.
After a practice round for The Open at Muirfield a fan handed him a program from 2007 with a picture of him shaking hands with Sergio after beating him in the play-off and asked for an autograph. Harrington obliged and then held on to the program for quit a while staring at the photo with a smile of satisfaction on his face.
"You like that picture?" the man said.
"More than you know," the Irishman replied.
I can understand it at the US Open but in a tournament where pairings are engineered to suit the event it baffles me.
I really like Padriag Harrington and I hope that Mikko Ilonen, the third player, doesn't have to act as referee.
Broken practice is similar to block practice in that you are hitting the same club to the same target with the same shot type. However, it is different in that you are stepping out of the hitting area after each shot.
This small act of breaking up the rhythm of block practice acts to improve our ability to access learned motor skills.
Performance is typically lower than during block practice, due to the more difficult nature of having to re-start and re-access the movement. However, due to the higher contextual nature of the practice (it is more similar to real golf due to the addition of the routine) retention of learning is higher on the golf course.
Also, due to the fact the routine is being practiced, the brain is making a link between routine and motor pattern, so it is more likely to improve retention on the course.
This type of practice can make a good intermediary step between block practice and more random versions.
I discuss different modes of practice as well as their practical applications in "The Practice Manual - The Ultimate Guide for Golfers". The book also takes some more complex motor learning theories and makes them easy to understand. CLICK HERE to learn more