Pro Mental Coach Software Now Available at Golfsmith

PRO MENTAL COACHPro Mental Coach, mental coaching software for golfers, is now available at leading golf retail store Golfsmith. Priced at $139.95, Pro Mental Coach features an assessment test and scientifically-proven games that designed to build the “brain muscle” and help create an “in the zone” state. The software works to help golfers improve their focus, confidence, motivation, stress management, endurance and recovery from bad shots.

“Pro Mental Coach has earned incredible reviews as an essential tool for managing tough times on the course, playing better and enjoying the game more,” says Dr. Stephane Bergeron, Founder of BCI. “Consumer demand has led to the very best retailers adding our just-launched, one-of-a-kind program alongside other must-have gift items.”

PC and Mac compatible, Pro Mental Coach is powered by a proprietary Dynamic Intelligence System. This breakthrough neuroscience technology was developed by BCI in collaboration with medical centers. It is used in clinical research funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Pro Mental Coach software continuously adjusts exergame difficulty levels in real time according to performance. This personalizes each training session, creating a fully customized regimen to deliver maximum benefits in the shortest period of time.

“We’ve been field testing Pro Mental Coach with players of all abilities and the positive impact it’s having on scores is undeniable,” says Joe Hallett, coach of LPGA Tour star Stacy Lewis and a GOLF Magazine Top 100 Teacher. “Even with only training on the software one hour a week, it’s fine-tuning each golfer’s mental game in ways they didn’t think were possible.”

Unique features of Pro Mental Coach include:

– Assessment and full diagnostic of a user’s mental game strengths and weaknesses
– Customized training program that matches users’ skills
– Tracking and evaluation of performance from each training session
– Ability for PGA Professionals to access a student’s mental game profile

Visit Golfsmith or www.ProMentalCoach.com for more information.

Pro Mental Coach: Your Virtual Sports Psychologist

PROMENTALCOACHIf golf is 90% mental, isn’t it time you started working with a mental coach like the PGA professionals use? If noted sports psychologist Bob Rotella is out of your price range, there might be a more affordable answer.

Pro Mental Coach is the program created for golfers of all skill levels to help them play better, enjoy the game better, and manage tough times better. Pro Mental Coach can be downloaded to your computer for $139.95 and is powered by Dynamic Intelligence, which is engineered to deliver maximum results in minimum time: three 20-minute sessions a week are recommended.

The program runs a full diagnostic of your mental game skills with a comprehensive assessment test. It then rates and compares graphically your mental game skills to golfers what have the same handicap. It also customizes the right golf mental coaching program to matches your needs.

To help maintain your progress, Pro Mental Coach tracks and evaluates every training session and adapts the difficulty level of the training exercises in real-time.

Pro Mental Coach was selected by the PGA Center for Learning & Performance and provides professional training 24/7 with no appointment necessary. You can also use the Pro Login feature, which allows you to share your results with your PGA certified golf instructor.

For more information or to order, visit the Pro Mental Coach website.

Tom Watson Golf Instruction Now Available on Demand

TOM WATSON LESSONSIt’s a great day for Tom Watson fans as Tom Watson – Lessons of a Lifetime is now available on Video On Demand through multiple cable and satellite TV providers. The instructional program, previously released on DVD, is the ultimate Watson experience and covers all facets of the game—from the grip to full shots, to chipping, putting and the secret of his timeless swing, plus specialty shots including those required in strong wind conditions.

Tom Watson – Lessons of a Lifetime costs $7 for a 48-hour rental and is available via Time Warner, Cox, InDemand PPV, DirecTV, Echostar, Cablevision, Verizon, TVN, Charter and AT&T. The DVD version of this compilation sold over 10,000 copies in the first six weeks of release.

“When I was 6 years old, my father, Ray Watson, cut down a hickory-shafted 5-iron, then proceeded to teach me the grip, and how to hook and slice the ball—all the basic fundamentals of the game. It’s all this knowledge I’ve accumulated that I’d like to share with golfers in ‘Lessons of a Lifetime,’ ” said Watson.

Golf Adventure Takes on New Meaning With This Entertaining Book

AROUND THE WORLD BOOKMost of us consider it an adventure when we play golf outside of our home course. Author David Wood takes “golf adventure” to a whole new level in his book “Around the World in 80 Rounds: Chasing a Golf Ball from Tierra del Fuego to the Land of the Midnight Sun“, which is the humorous travelogue chronicling his year-long odyssey playing golf in 26 counties and covering more than 60,000 miles.

Recently released in paperback, the book covers Wood’s hilarious journey as trains, planes, ferries, camels and elephants haul him and his beloved golf clubs all over the world. The book has been called “laugh out loud funny” by CBS golf analyst Bobby Clampett and “highly entertaining” by Publisher’s Weekly.

“Along the way, I suffered ghastly food poisoning in India and Egypt; weathered severe altitude sickness when crossing the Andes; encountered bloody civil wars in Bolivia and Nepal; accidently met Argentina’s notorious dictator Carlos Menem; and was arrested by armed guards and deported in Ukraine,” says Wood. “It wasn’t exactly a golf weekend in Myrtle Beach.”

A former comedian with several appearances on “Late Night with David Letterman,” Wood now holds a public relations position with Buffalo Communications – the global golf-lifestyle PR, branding and marketing-communications firm. He mainly works with international resort clients, including Mission Hills China, Celtic Manor (Wales) and Pristine Bay (Roatan, Honduras).

“Around the World in 80 Rounds” is available in hardback, paperback and audio on Amazon.com.

Golf Instruction Tool Uses Brainwaves

BRAIN ATHLETEGolf improvement takes on virtually all forms, whether you’re working with a golf professional, reading a book or magazine, or using one of the thousands of golf training aids. One segment of the golf improvement market that has become quite popular recently has been biofeedback.

One Japanese company has recently launched a new brainwave athletic trainer called the BrainAthlete. It is a biofeedback device, especially tailored to athletes, that tracks concentration levels to help the athlete find the optimal level for each activity. The device is integrated in a standard golf visor, with three non-invasive contact points in the headband that monitor EEG activity.

NeuroSky has been working with the USA Olympic Archery team for over four years, but the concept of “mental training” goes back much further. “When it comes to expert level players or athletes, the difference between win or lose, gold or silver is often the athlete’s mind”, says Dr. Lee, NeuroSky’s CTO and one of the company founders.

The potential of this technology and device to help other athletes – amateur or professional level – is huge. According to the National Golf Foundation, there are 28.8 million American golfers. Acknowledged as a mental game by many, golf is the ideal sport to introduce the neuro-feedback technology because it can help golfers improve on their skills.

As a professor of psychology at Arizona State University, Dr. Debra Crews has been studying golfers’ brainwaves for a decade. She sees a correlation between mental state and performance accuracy. Her challenge has been the lack of portability in bringing medical EEG to the golf course. “EEG will be a factor in golf coaching and other sports where mental acuity influences outcomes.” Dr. Crews would historically record EEG data and return to her office on campus later to conduct analysis.

The device will communicate with a PC and cost around $500 when it hits the US in the first quarter of 2011.

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Tiger Woods’ Coach Sean Foley New Instructional DVD

SEAN FOLEYIf it’s good enough for some of the top PGA Tour players in the world, it may be good enough for the rest of us. That’s a good philosophy with regard to the new instructional DVD from red hot coach Sean Foley.

Foley’s five pillars of life experience, philosophy, physics, bio mechanics and geometry define his approach to golf instruction. He is a combination of evidence and facts and his approach to the golf swing has made him the most sought after teacher in the world by players such as Justin Rose, Sean O’Hair and Tiger Woods. The Next Generation DVD is a holistic approach that encourages golfers to examine, evaluate and execute their golf swings from the NEXT face in golf instruction.

Sean O’Hair, Hunter Mahan, Tiger Woods, Justin Rose, Stephen Ames all have one thing in common. The ability to get immediate, real-time help from the hottest golf coach in the world. Sean Foley offers lessons, drills, advice in a dynamic and engaging manner. Whether you are a scratch handicap or a beginner, the Next Generation Instructional DVD is the perfect blueprint to a more connected swing, approach and understanding of the game of golf.

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