The goal of every golfer is to have that perfect game. You know, the one where you hit the ball perfectly off the tee every single hole. Where it lands in the perfect spot on the green. Where your score is 68. How can you do this without giving up your entire life, practicing 10 hours a day and spending a king’s ransom in golf lessons, coaching and fees? Is it even possible?
During the average day most people have 3500-5000 random thoughts. Most of these thoughts are a cacophony of useless noise. Things like:
- The air conditioner just turned on
- Someone flushed the toilet
- Someone is walking upstairs
- The wind is blowing
- Someone burped next door
- Someone is yawning
- Someone opened a can of pop
- Someone is chewing something
- Someone opened a newspaper
- I hear cars outside
- I wonder how many cars there are outside
This neurological ‘NOISE’ engages our brain and artificially creates activity that has nothing to do with your golf swing, your current shot, your score, what club you will select for your next shot . . . . . .
All of this creates unpredictability and uncertainty resulting in worry and strain, combined with ego-involvement, are considered the key psychological elements of both HPA hormonal stress activation and distress. ( Helihammer J, Fries E, Buss C, Engert V, Tuch A, Rutenberg D, Helihammer D. Effects of soy lecithin phosphatidic acid and phosphatidylserine complex (PAS) on the endocrine and psychological responses to mental stress. Stress 2004, 7(2):119-126. )
Those that control this noise and quiet their mind and nerves – impact each shot they take and their final score. Many have spent a lifetime and a fortune for mind coaching techniques, relaxation protocols, meditation, yoga poses and a plethora of marginal techniques.
The question becomes, is there is a simple proven strategy that is easy to implement and doesn’t take forever?
The answer? Yes, Yes and YES!
In just 6 weeks you can impact your golf swing, your tee shot accuracy and your score!
A randomized, double blind, placebo controlled study was performed to evaluate the effect of phosphayidylserine supplementation on golf performance in health young golfers with handicaps of 15-40. (The Effect of Phosphatidylserine on Golf Performance. Jager R, Purpura M et al. Jour Int’l Society of Sports Nutrition. 2007,4:23)
The selected 20 healthy volunteers who were: non-smokers, were not taking anti-histamine or CNS medication, and no apparent physical or mental disease.
During the study they were asked to:
- Avoid physical and mental stress
- No diet changes
- Avoid excess food and alcohol intake (limit 1 beer or 1 glass of wine) on the day before pre-test and were instructed to get minimum of 6 hours of sleep.
- No change in golf specific training habits
- Test parameters included blood cell count, HgB, glucose, lipids, urea, creatinine, GGTP and ferritin.
- Standardized warm up but no practice shots.
- 10 minute warm-up included golf specific 8 step warm-up program
Each participant took 200mg of phosphatidyl serine a day for 42 consecutive days prior to the test.
On the day of the test, the following exercises was performed for 1 minute each:
- stationary jumping and running with upper body rotation
- upper body rotation and arm lift
- back and forth leg weight distribution
- upper body rotation simulating swing movement
- golf swing with horizontal club
- left and right arm one arm swing
- left and right arm horizontal swing
- golf swing without ball contact, followed by 2 minutes of gold swings with ball contact.
The TEST SWINGS
After the warm-up subjects teed-off 20 times in 15 second intervals and were asked to hit a target at a distance of 135 metres. The time restriction of 15 seconds was intended to create stress in the study subjects.
- The hit-a-target task was intended to create competition among subjects and create additional stress.
- Subjects were free to choose the club of their choice (excluding a pitching wedge)
- Heart rate was measured
- Perceived stress was measured after the series of tee-offs using a Visual Analog Scale 1=low stress to 10=maximum stress
- The quality of each ball flight was recorded by a professional golf trainer immediately after the ball hit the ground after tee-off.
- A good ball flight (hit) was defined as “correct flight”, “draw” and “fade” all other shots were recorded as a miss.
The placebo group showed the expected increase in distress, the PS group showed stable values, suggesting a quicker habituation to the stressor, which may result in improved performance.
Ball Flight: Phosphatidylserine supplementation significantly increased ball flight accuracy seen in Figure 1 below
Figure 1- Schematic representation of potential ball flights: correct flight, fade and draw were rated as a hit, all other ball flights were rated as a miss.
Perceived Stress Levels: Phosphatidylserine supplementation significantly decreased perceived stress levels at tee-off as seen in Figure 2 on the right.
Figure 2 - Phosphatidylserine supplementation showed a trend towards improving perceived stress
levels during tee-off on a driving range, whereas perceived stress levels remained unchanged in the placebo group.
The primary finding of this investigation was that 6 weeks of PS supplementation significantly improved the number of good ball flights in a group of male golfers with a handicap of 15–40.
PS intake also resulted in a trend of improved perceived stress levels during tee-off.
What Do You Have To Do?
1. Start taking iStressedOutTM chew 1 tab 3 times a day for at least 6 weeks
2. Use the 8 minute golf specific warm-up listed above before your first tee shot
3. Do not change anything else.
That’s it. For less than a hundred bucks in 6 weeks you can impact your tee shot accuracy and lower your golf score.
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