Deliberate practice is key to improving your golf game |

“You quite literally have as much talent as Woods. What you don’t have is the umpteen-thousand life-time hours of deliberate practice that he’s accumulated.”

A great article that builds on the notion of ‘deliberate practice’ versus natural talent, like Malcolm Gladwell’s ‘Outliers’ and the 10,000 Hour Rule. Deliberate practice ‘is about improving by pushing your practice beyond your comfort zone.’

The author firmly believes in the merit of deliberate practice (he even shares The 4 Laws of Deliberate Practice) over talent, and is often challenged on his belief during seminars, especially about Tiger and his natural gift for the game, to which he responds –

“[Tiger] did come into this world with an incredible gift: Earl Woods. Thanks in large part to his father, Woods had 19 years and, by my estimation, some 12,000 hours of deliberate practice under his belt by the time he won the Masters in 1997, at age 21.”

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