Hall of Fame Baseball player Yogi Berra once said that 90% of baseball is mental, the other half is physical.
Think about that for a moment, it doesn’t make sense, but really it does. The mental side of sports is so important, especially in golf. Athletes today spend just as much or more time working on the the mental side of their sports
A GOLF Magazine Top-100 Teacher, Hallett has served the PGA of America in several roles, most notably General Manager of the PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance, the organization’s clearinghouse for research, development, teaching aids and philosophies in instructing and learning the game of golf. Currently, Hallett is Lead Instructor for the PGA Professional Golf Management Program and PGA Master Professional Checkpoint Faculty. An expert in golf instruction, technology and development, he helps design curriculum for the PGA Certified Professional Program used by PGA of America’s 27,000 members. Joe coaches LPGA Tour major winner Stacy Lewis, and helped her to her first major championship, the 2011 Kraft Nabisco. Ranked among the “Top 50 Golf Instructors in America” by Golf Range Magazine, Hallett is a former host and producer of the popular “The Golf Show” on Sportstalk Radio Network. During the 2009 PGA Championship at Hazeltine, Hallett served as a guest commentator on PGA.com.
Jerome is Director of Business Development for Brain Center International – the company that created Pro Mental Coach. He has extensive background in the research and software that lead to its development, as well as the software itself. This includes an understanding of how the tests work to make up your specific mental workout.
1. Joe: To be a successful golfer, what is more important: the physical or mental side of things these days?
2. Jerome: You are director of business development for the Brain Center International, talk about what you do there and how the idea came for Pro Mental Coach
3. Was it important that both neuropsychologists and PGA professionals work jointly on the software?
4. You’ve said that Pro Mental Coach was created based on the scientific theory of neuroplasticity and how studies have proven that exercising the brain improves its performance. Can you please explain this?
5. Explain the essence of the software and what it does.
6. Joe: You’ve worked with players from the professional tours. How can this help them and were they receptive to trying it?
7. Tell us how we can see information about the Pro Mental Coach, where it can be ordered etc.
8. Getting back to the personalization aspect, describe how the program adjusts to the individual user, and how it knows to prescribe a customized training program.
9. What have the results been for some golfers who’ve gone through a training program for six weeks or longer?
10. Joe: What has been the result of many touring pros using sports psychologists either on a weekly or part-time basis
11. Jerome: Could software like Pro Mental Coach be developed or applicable to other sports?
12. The one piece of modern technology you can’t live without in your professional or personal life?
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