The BIA™ Way: The Brain Learns the Habit, not the Body! Part 4

By Dr. Matthew M. Rosman, GSEM
Director, The Golfing Machine Division of Biomechanics and Sports Science

Information goals for this series:
  • Defining: Incongruity, Congruity, Learning, Wisdom, Feedback, Habit, Pattern, Skill, Motor Learning, Sensory and Motor Function, and TGM-BIA™ Fusion.
  • Understanding the brain-body relationship.
  • Understanding how a “habit” is formed.
  • Applications to the Authorized Instructor and Golfer.
  • In Part 3 we discussed in enhanced detail some of the key elements associated with Pattern Lock™.
  • In Part 4 we will look at a case study which provides a practical perspective application for the reader.

In Part 4 we will further clarify and discuss the elements associated with BIA™ performance.  More detailed information about this information can be found in the BIA™ Level One and BIA™ Level Two texts.

At the TGM Annual Teaching Summit and the 2010 PGA Merchandise Show I had the pleasure and privilege to convey key information about both texts to many of you reading this article as well as a wide audience of professionals outside of the Golfing Machine “family”.  We were all so pleased with the positive feedback and enthusiasm for our expanded educational platform as well as the continued gravitation and “cultural shift” with-in the profession toward the Golfing Machine’s long established and respected educational principles which now incorporates growing “excitement” about BIA™.
To review where we last left off, the BIA™ term Pattern Lock™ defines the end-stage process of automation as successive kinematic arrangements of pose sequences consistently matches or conforms to the desired technique blueprint pathway established by the TGM Authorized Instructor.  The capacity to orderly arrange with kinematic proficiency a series or sequence of goal oriented poses conforming to selected  TGM components standard references (for instance in Chapter Eight of Mr. Kelley’s Golfing Machine text) is cerebrally driven in an automated manner by the student with economy of efficiency and dexterity. 

BIA Pattern Lock™ is compatible with the laws of G.O.L.F. and is executed not as an impersonation or mimicry of fabrication but is rendered as a cerebrally driven stream of consciousness expression of a series of pose sequences which extrinsically displays the intrinsic blueprint formed with-in the brain of the student.  This blueprint or technique concept “map” was assembled as the result of the relationship, guidance, and mentoring provided by the Authorized Instructor. 

Thus, the BIA™ System supports Mr. Kelley’s laws of G.O.L.F.  What BIA™ provides is the insight and understanding of the functions and features of the human machine and the process by which performance for G.O.L.F. may be optimized.  This is the TGM-BIA™ Fusion Process in action!
In Part IV we now present a sample case study will be provided to further enhance our understanding of the TGM-BIA™ Fusion Process: 

A golfer is working with an Authorized Instructor who is also BIA™ trained. The golfer is a novice with limited exposure and would fit into the “high” handicap category in terms of present level of skill.  However, this golfer is quite physiologically conditioned and a dedicated sports enthusiast who bikes long distances, plays softball, tennis, and participates in yoga classes three times per week.  He works with a personal trainer also three times per week.  This golfer has no significant health history and developed an interest in golf to better his business relationship building and networking.  This person is a fierce competitor and is confounded and frustrated by the “roadblocks” and “erratic” progress that he has made in becoming “dominant” and “masterful” at golf.  He has taken many lessons with multiple instructors which included all the latest forms of “technology information and data gathering”, has the latest and greatest equipment which he was professionally fitted for.  This person spends many hours searching Internet golf sites and watching various DVDs by “professionals” promoting various types of tips and “secrets”.   It was through a web search that he found the TGM site and located an Authorized Instructor in his area. 

To start the process of applying the TGM-BIA™ Fusion Approach we can begin with a key construct: This golfer is assuming that “golf” is “G.O.L.F.”!  In addition this golfer is relying on a mostly “trial and error” approach with the assumption that skills from other physical activities can be perfectly “transplanted” into the golf stroke.  There is no possibility for a Pattern Lock™ until myth is separated from fact and specific G.O.L.F. technique concepts are infused into the new blueprint of the golfer. 

Once the proper G.O.L.F. principles are instilled, that pre-TGM original generic “boiler plate” blueprint is re-fabricated into a specific TGM-BIA™ Fusion Blueprint Concept Map by which technique pathways are clearly defined so that desired kinematic performance patterning sequencing of poses may be created for conformity and precision.

The process would follow the flow discussed in part 2 of this series:
  1. Disclosed – Message Delivery.
  2. Distinguished - Separated and Filtered.
  3. Comprehended – Recognized and Relevant.
  4. Expressed – Executed and Displayed.
  5. Refined     – Feedback and Modification.
  6. Replicated – Action Accuracy and Efficiency.
  7. Automated – Pattern Lock™. 

The key is to filter out, separate, and itemize the profile of the golfer’s technique, performance, conditioning, and clinical competencies to understand the overall personal Golf Competency Index™ Profile (introduced in the BIA™ Level Two text) parameters specific to this individual golfer. 

In the case study above this golfer’s profile includes a high handicap index (low level of technique competency), a low level of performance competency, but above average competency in conditioning, and a favorable clinical history.   Myth and fact have been revealed, separated, and the personal constructs that will be “designed” for the TGM-BIA™ Fusion Program can being “constructed” in the most personalized manner possible.

 In Part V of this series we will continue the discussion surrounding this case study.  I encourage you to write down some notes and plan as to what you would incorporate at your first lesson with this golfer that would also advance some key TGM and BIA ™ Fusion Concepts.  Use the A to G format above to design your “approach”. 

I look forward to continuing the conversation!

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