Everyone in the world of golf is wondering how to improve their golf swing because of recent tour events. I am talking about Bryson DeChambeau. How has he improved his golf swing so much? Recently, he has been smashing the ball, averaging over 350 yards in length. He topped speed at 198 MPH. Wow, that is impressive. So, everyone wants to know how he is doing it. Obviously, he has put on muscle mass through bulking up and weight training. But is that enough? What driver is he using, people want to know? Bryson is using a secret weapon to improve his golf swing. Most people don’t understand the power of this one small practice. What is it? Let me tell you.
The “Secret” of Neurofeedback ‘Brain Training’ to Improve Your Golf Swing.
For some time now, Bryson DeChambeau has been using Neurofeedback “Brain Training” to train his brain. He uses home neurofeedback so he can do it in his hotel room anytime he wants. Training his brain means that he is conditioning his brain to make more perfect processing speed and less of the brain speeds that cause anxiety and overwhelm. Thus, when Bryson steps up to the tee, quite frankly, he is in the zone.
Your Brain: Vital Muscle to Train.
We all know that golf is a mental game. You can work out all you want, each as much whey protein as possible, and buy the fanciest of drivers and still not crush it up the fairway. But…if you get your brain in the right place to create the mental calmness and focus that is necessary and you do all of the other things, that ball will fly.
See the Field Through Brain Training
It is kind of like the scene from Bagger Vance by Stephen Pressfield. If you haven’t seen the movie, run to watch it now. In one scene, Mr. Junah, played by Matt Damon, steps up to the tee with nervousness in his demeanor. But at the mentoring of his caddy, Bagger Vance, played by Will Smith, his mind calms and he sees nothing but “the field”. Seeing the field enables him to have the most glorious golf shot imaginable.
For golfers, seeing the field is the problem. Not how big their biceps are. Neurofeedback helps golfers see the field with calm, focused intention. Actually, professional athletes in all disciplines know about this secret, but few still use it. But, how does it work?
How Does Neurofeedback Work to Improve Your Golf Swing?
When Bryson sits down to perform a Neurofeedback session all he needs to do is watch a movie. It is reported that one of his favorite movies to watch is Deadpool with Ryan Reynolds. While Deadpool is entertaining DeChambeau’s mind, the computer system is providing feedback to his brain in the form of visual and auditory cues. When his brain is in the zone of calm-focus, the screen plays bright and the audio plays louder. If his brain goes out the zone, perhaps when he thinks of Brooks Koepka, the screen and audio dim. With repeated use of the Neurofeedback system, his brain, through the wonders of neuroplasticity, will use the optimal “zone” performance pattern more often and with greater ease. This gives him an advantage on the field of play. It is all natural and proven by science to work.
What Happens in the Brain to Improve the Swing?
When Bryson’s brain is using the optimal brain performance pattern, he is better able to create and sustain biomechanical and motor control to perform a powerful and accurate swing. Neurofeedback has been shown to improve putting as well. We all know a round can be won or lost depending upon the short game. Although he has an exercise routine for his body, having his brain in the zone can help him meet the physical and mental demands of a full swing. It can also help him stay stronger and more focused as he walks the course and analyzes shot after shot for distance, speed, and accuracy. Many golfers have commented in the past of how mentally and physically draining long days on the course can be. Pain can be an issue for some to overcome as well. Neurofeedback helps with the longevity of physical and mental stamina.
Bryson DeChambeau should absolutely keep up the workouts to train his body, but the key to his success, undoubtedly, is his brain training. But, shhhh… don’t tell anyone his secret.
Find Out More About How You Can Use Neurofeedback At Home to Improve Your Golf Swing.
If you are interested in finding out how you can improve your golf swing, reach out to us now. Dr. Cosmas Leigh is an avid golfer with a score that is lowering all the time due to his brain training. Dr. Trish Leigh is a skilled Neuro Coach who can help you take your golf game one step further by understanding how your brain works and how to make it work better. Contact us today.