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Ep. 067 - Dr. Luke Benoit

Dr. Luke Benoit is a PGA golf coach with a diverse background of experience and skills. He has worked as a college coach, university professor and researcher, professional golfer, and Director of Instruction. In 2015, Luke began work as the Director of Instruction at Interlachen Country Club in Edina, MN (one of the top-ranked courses in Minnesota). In his position, Luke oversees instructional programs and teaches members. Through the success of Luke's players, Luke has been recognized as one of the region's top golf coaches and instructors. He also started a company called Ryp Golf that offers technology and training to help golfers hit the ball farther and straighter. In a very short period of time, Ryp Golf has evolved into one of the biggest swing speed companies on the planet, which has led golfers from all around the planet to travel to work with Luke.

Dr. Luke Benoit created a chart that illustrates the progression of improvement from level to level. He explains that there are various ways to make a task more difficult, such as adding variability, pressure, or complexity. On the other hand, there are ways to make a task easier, such as minimizing movements or creating a controlled environment. He believes that by understanding and leveraging these mechanics and skills differently, one can achieve higher levels of performance.

This can manifest itself different ways when applied to the golf swing. He suggests that if there are multiple things wrong with a golfer's swing, it may be more effective to focus on fixing one thing at a time while also hitting a few good shots. However, if there are numerous issues to address, Luke recommends working on all of them simultaneously without worrying about hitting good shots. He also suggests using foam balls, a backyard net, and video analysis to develop the desired move from the top down.

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