In golf, your competition in order is
YOURSELF | THE COURSE | OTHER PLAYERS
We define Mental Strength as the ability to make the right adjustments during competition.
The Brain is essentially the middle-man in target sports, interfering between what the eyes see and what the muscles execute. Muscles have no memory … they receive their commands from the brain via neurons carrying your knowledge/skills. All target sports require neuromuscular collaboration between the eyes, brain, and muscles. The brain controls 3 critical components:
- Muscle Sequence– all golf shots are a muscle sequence of back and return to ball
- Force– the “scale” of force (how hard/soft) to hit the ball only exists in the brain
- Target Hold– ability to take and hold the target that the eyes chose
When you are playing great, to the best of your ability, all 3 of the above are occurring perfectly. The neurons carrying your knowledge/skills are traveling without any interference. In this “zone” state, the frequency of those neurons (Hz) is at Alpha/Theta Brain waves, low frequency between 5-15 Hz. However, any imperfect shot (result is not what you expected) will send your brain into forensic-discovery mode to understand why/what happened, spiking the frequency and compromising Muscle
Sequence, Sense of Force and ability to hold a target for the next shot. GYRA Golf has created a simple language and neuroscience-based on-course tools to make the right adjustments based on exactly where your brain is. This is the Mental Strength Training you need to take to the course.
GYRA Golf has an app, a book, and programs to help golfers, golf coaches, teammates, parents, and caddies understand their brain and use it as the ultimate 15th Club.
What is GYRA?
G – GREEN state of brain (80% Ability)
Y – YELLOW state of brain (40% Ability)
R – RED state of brain (5% Ability)
A – Agnostic, Adjustment or Adapt … the goal and adjustment to make
GYRA Golf - The Neuroscience of Golf
A Neuroscience-based approach to Golf's Mental Game
“The central premise of this book is that if a golfer can measure their emotional and mental state in golf, the two most constantly-changing variables when playing, and make the right adjustments to both, then performing to the best is achieved.”