We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not a singular act but a habit.
Dr Nicky Lumb specialises in golf practice, skill development and peak performance, helping golfers of all levels, including tour professionals and elite amateurs to practice efficiently, so that they optimise their performances on the golf course whilst they are competing.
Don’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the further you get.
Dr Nicky Lumb has a PhD in OPTIMISING PRACTICE FOR PEAK PERFORMANCE IN PROFESSIONAL GOLF. In addition, she has an MSc in Sports Coaching where she specialised in elite performance. Nicky is also a qualified PGA Golf professional, ASQ Level 3 Golf Coach, and is a Golf Machine Authorised Instructor (GSEB). This enables her as a golf performance specialist to complement the work of her clients’ swing coaches. Nicky is also a TPI Level 3 Certified Golf Fitness Professional, TPI Level 3 Junior Performance Coach, and NLP practitioner. Over the last few years, Nicky has travelled all over the world to gain an extensive knowledge and understanding of elite performance, and she firmly believes that every golfer can always get better!
If you refuse to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.
Many instructional books suggest achieving a specific swing technique will increase your golfing ability, whilst many sports psychology books describe the mind-set required to play at your best. However, most of this information tells you what to do, but does not tell you how to do it.
THE NEXT INNOVATION IN GOLF IS LEARNING TO LEARN
By learning to learn through specifically designed practice and performance programmes, Nicky will help you to develop your skills, so that you reap the rewards during your tournament rounds.
It isn't the hours you put into practice that count, it is the way you spend those minutes.
Outstanding performances don’t just happen. They are the result of effective learning and practice, and how a golfer plays on the golf course is the result of how they practice. Therefore,
GREAT PRACTICE IS THE KEY TO OPTIMISING A GOLFER'S PERFORMANCE.
Most golfers take it for granted that they know how to practice. However, practice is massively misunderstood, and most players practice in a way that limits their ability to improve. Often for all a player’s efforts, they show little or no improvement, or they enjoy increased success on the driving range, but rarely see this skill level transferred onto the golf course. This is because all types of practice are not equal, and
EFFICIENT PRACTICE CAN INCREASE YOUR LEARNING BY 4 TO 5 TIMES THE NORMAL RATE.
This means you can hit fewer balls and spend less time practicing, and play much better on the golf course, or spend the same amount of time practicing, and be even better! By understanding the science and art of proper practice, Nicky will enable you to differentiate yourself from others, so that you spend your time efficiently and correctly developing your skills, so that you enjoy great improvements where it matters most, on the golf course, whilst you are competing.
Don’t lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet you expectations
Performance is largely dependent on effective learning, and the efficient execution of skills, whilst peak performance is a state of superior functioning resulting in personal bests, and outstanding achievement. By integrating the art and science of learning, skill acquisition and peak performance, Nicky assists golfers in consistently playing and performing closer to their optimum level.
I don’t believe in luck. Luck is when preparation meets opportunity.
Every golfer is unique with varying strengths and weaknesses. By using a comprehensive framework that incorporates the latest and most up to date research findings, bespoke performance and practice programmes that integrate the art and science of learning are specifically designed for each individual. These are devised according to a player’s skill level, performance characteristics, and time schedule, and will help golfers to work effectively towards enhancing their performances and achieving their golfing ambitions.
Performance coaching sessions are available on an hourly, half-day, daily or weekly basis, whilst practice programmes can be written so that players can practice in the most efficient and effective way possible.
Words may inspire but only actions create change.