"Are you into chunking?" I didn't know if you were kidding or not, or if you were simply asking a rhetorical question. We have already talked about it here
in this forum. I have posted many links over the years on how we learn and acquire proficiency. These links have been outside the realm of golf, but have included topics such as habit development, the role of deliberate practice for the attainment of expert performance, motor control and learning, basal ganglia primer etc. Quinton offers nothing new except perhaps the packaging and presenting - and that may indeed be worth soemthing...not saying it is or isn't. But based on just the info ypou provided, he seems presents it like it is new unique...a "secret recipe" his words. There is no secret..the truth has been around for several decades.
Anybody that adheres to the Blueprint / Bertholy model for building a swing is "into chunking". You first practice the key positions by doing static holds, then you blend these individual positions into a slow motion swing at 1/10th speed, once proficiency is gained you move to the next exercise and so on and so forth. The Blueprint / Bertholy are all about "chunking of tasks"...that's why it is so effective, you learn the swing the same way you learned to tie your shoes. Bertholy has talked literally for four decades about removing the ball because it inhibits learning. I answer the very same question in my FAQ on my website. Nothing new there...but Quinton wants you to think there is.
I spend four pages of my book explaining about habits, how they are formed, the difference between skills and habits, and why it is important to approach the swing within a framework that you are working to build a swing that will function at the habit level. All that before a word about the swing. Later on in the section entitled "Interior Decorating De-Mystifying the Mental Emotional Game" I actually use the same language Quinton uses. In the sub section called "Our House / Windows - The Structure of a Habit" we find this:
"If someone were to ask you now how to build a habit, you could give them a short answer Do it over and over again until you can do it with your eyes closed. But lets break it down a bit more, so we are clear. The theme of our book has been "building a swing you will never forget." That is THE HABIT we desire isnt it? So if the house (swing) is the desired structure, what would the framing be, or the roof, or the plumbing or electrical wires, or the fixtures? Are not all these part of the house? Of course they are, without them we have no functional house. The house is made up of many individual pieces and assemblies that when properly put together comprise a cohesive finished building. And so it is with our swing. THE BIG HABIT is the swing. And it is composed of all those individual moves and positions we have been diligently practicing - PLATFORM, TAKEAWAY/SET, Top/Load, The VITAL MOVEetc.
These individual tasks or building blocks of the overall habits I call tasks. Individually they are not worth much. But when joined together into a seamless cohesive unit they make the habit that becomes THE SWING. This joining of smaller tasks / habits some call "chunking." I like the word linking. All habits are constructed in this fashion without exception. Another way to think about it is that the habit is the Windows Operating System on our pcs, and the individual tasks are the various subroutines, drivers, and modules that make up the Windows Operating System for pcs."
So I applaud Mr Quinton for moving beyond the norm of most golf instruction. But he isn't revealing anything that hasn't been around for decades. He may want you to believe it is new and "the only way to get this accelerated program". By presenting in that fashion, you may feel justified spending 20 bucks a month for premium membership..but it is nothing new, that hasn't already been discussed - even right here in our own forum. This not to say Quiton's teaching doesn't have value - heck I have already benefited tons by the weight on the ankles thing. (And others here have have already mentioned they have been helped since signing up). It's just not the "only way" to get this accelerated type of learning.
The information on building a swing by "chunks" Paul Bertholy broke with over 40 years ago. Likewise the principles of habit development, habit learning and the automatic principle have existed much longer than that. Carey Mumford and Clearkey quantified the science behind all that and made it available in a usable fashion several decades ago as well. I have recently wrote my book, which is a synergistic treatise blending Bertholy and Clearkey concepts into one volume. Some of our most respected members here are on record that it is the best golf instruction book they have ever read.
BTW, if they buy The Blueprint ($35), a before and after video review is included with every purchase. And all book purchasers can purchase subsequent video reviews for $10 per review. Anybody can submit a video for review for $25. A review is actually two submissions, one before, which is reviewed and then sent back with the suggestions for improvement. Then they send in another one for an after follow-up. I guess that makes all my customers "premium members"!
So yeah, we've "been there, done that, and bought the tee shirt" on brain learning.
Word to your golf swing seekers!
"A Blueprint For Golf Excellence"
Never quit til you have a swing you'll never forget!