A double blind placebo study was
done to assess the influence of Mind Drive on golf performance. Two
college amateur golfers were studied.
At the onset of the study certain
parameters were established. The tee times were the same. The
morning meal was light and included orange juice and toast. They
played with the same clubs and same golf course.
A baseline assessment was done
without any Mind Drive or placebo to establish their scores and
performance endurances. A Questionnaire was presented at the
completion of that day's 18 holes of play.
The Questionnaire addressed the
following aspects of their game:
1.Rate you energy level at the
start of Hole one, at Hole nine and at Hole eighteen on a 1-10 scale
where 1 is very low and 10 is most energetic.
2. Rate your driving distance
performance at the start of Hole one, at Hole nine and at Hole
eighteen on a 1-10 scale where 1 is awful, very short and poor, 5 my
usual average and 10 as the best drives ever.
3. Rate your accuracy
performance in both the short game and putting at the three holes
(one, nine and eighteen) using the same 1-10 scale.
4. Rate your ability to focus
and concentrate at the three holes (one, nine and eighteen) on a
1-10 scale where 1 is unable to concentrate and 5 is usual level of
focus and 10 an ability to highly focus.
5. Rate your ability to relax at
the three holes (one, nine and eighteen) on a 1-10 scale where 1
is not relaxed/stressed, 5 usual state of play and 10 extremely
6. During your play, explain any
extremely good shots as well as the extreme poor shots in your own
The play of both players were
observed by a PGA professional teacher who was blinded to the study
of placebo versus Mind Drive.
From their baseline score, both
players improved in their score with Mind Drive by 3 strokes versus
For the first question on energy
level they rated an increase in energy in the back nine with Mind
Drive, but lost stamina with placebo.
For the second question on
driving distance and performance, both reported improvements in the
For the third question on short
game and putting, again an overall improvement was reported with
Mind Drive versus a placebo.
For the fourth question on focus
and concentration and the fifth question of ability to relax were
the most dramatic changes reported by both golfers as the most
significant aspect that was changed in their golf game with Mind
Drive and not with the placebo.
Finally, the last question
allowed for them to express their own impressions. Comments with
placebo stated that the golfer "became more frustrated than usual.
Couldn't relax as much as I (normally) can."
In summary, golf performance is a
combination of properly executed mechanics within a state of mental
clarity and focus. The study supports that Mind Drive has a
beneficial notable effect on the golfer's sense of focus,
concentration and ability to relax that helps them reduce their golf
score by 3 strokes as compared to placebo. Further expanded studies
are suggested to confirm these initial observations and performance