Joel P. Sussman, M.D. FAAP
Clinical Director; Palmetto Associates for Scholastic Success (P.A.S.S.)
245 Business Park Boulevard                  Columbia, SC 29203           Phone:  (803) 462-1234



IM® for Golf

Read the Journal of General Psychology and Golf Digest's study on the Interactive Metronome's ® affect on golf shot accuracy.

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Many hospitals offer Interactive Metronome to patients suffering from brain injury, stroke and Parkinson's disease. It has also been adapted to the sports arena.  The Professional Golf Association Tour has seen growing interest in the Metronome. Golf Digest magazine called it "the hottest piece of equipment on the tour." Vijay Singh, the PGA Player of the Year, has made it part of his workout routine.  

The Interactive Metronome® (IM) works on training the neural pathways and connections in the brain and the central nervous system.  The (IM) improves people's rhythm, timing, coordination, attention, focus, decision making, motor planning and sequencing.  The (IM) program provides a structured, goal orientated process that challenges clients to synchronize a range of hand and foot exercises to a precise computer-generated reference tone, heard through headphones.  The client attempts to match the rhythmic beat with repetitive motor actions.  A patented audio guidance system provides immediate, real time feedback measured in milliseconds. 

How does this improve your golf game?

Researchers at Central Michigan University put 56 golfers through Interactive Metronome® (IM) training.  the (IM) trained group became 20% more accurate across all clubs tested, and got almost 30% more accurate on mid irons.    Source:  Journal of General Psychology


The Putting accuracy of 26 golfers was tested, ranging from scratch to mid 20's handicappers, before and after the Interactive Metronome training.  The results were analysed by the sports psychology faculty at Arizona State University.  After using the Interactive Metronome®, golfers improved an average of 14% on 4, 5 and 6 foot putts - which translates into approximately 2 fewer putts per round.   Source: Journal of General Psychology


Cindy Miller "didn't always believe in herself or her golf game, but she's having the tie of her life now after winning the 2004 Golf For Woman Magazine LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Championship a the age of 48."   Source:   From an article at the LPGA website where she discusses what she's done to take her game to a new level, including using the Interactive Metronome® to "become more rhythmical and smooth."


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