Research in neuroplasticity shows that new skills, whether they are mental, physical, or otherwise, can be learned at any age. When we originally learn how to hit a golf ball a pattern is developed in the brain. This pattern can be repeated to become automatic and easy to use. However, when changes are desired in our golf swing we can then make changes to the program and make this revised pattern automatic and easy to use. Since the brain is programming all of this for our physical golf game, it is also happening in our mental golf game. In fact, the mental game precedes the physical game, since thought precedes motion.

The programs in the brain run on the practice tee, while playing a mental game and while on the golf course. Environmental changes make it easier or more challenging to run our patterns, but they are all practiced and ready to run. When our mental skills develop, we are able to run these patterns under any conditions. Mental golf skills such as staying in the present moment, synchronizing the mind and body during the motion, or adapting when circumstances do not go your way can be mastered through practice and used on the golf course!


Have you ever looked at a brain map from an EEG (Electroencephalograph) to discover where activity level is present? Did you know there are obvious differences between the brain map of an elite level golfer versus a novice, as well as the same golfer hitting a desirable shot versus an undesirable one?

The “elite golfer” and “good shot” brain maps show a more synchronous state, meaning that the conscious and subconscious mind are on the same page. This kind of activity is best for optimum performance on the golf course.

The THINQ Golf Team has spent countless research hours ensuring that THINQ Golf Games work to achieve this desired state of mind and improve performance.

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The skill of awareness is the first key to performance. Without it, we cannot initiate a change. The Awareness Game trains us to be aware of the target, which is the most important awareness because the target is what programs everything in the shot. The target itself provides the image to program the shot. A motor program is then constructed in the brain as a template to send to the muscles.


Defining an intention is the beginning of every shot. Making a clear decision on every shot based on information that is valuable for the success of the shot is critical. The game uses a cost-benefit analysis concept and prompts the player with three risk options: high, medium, and low, in which the task is more difficult with choosing a higher risk level. Then, the golfer performs the game task at the level they have chosen. After completing the task, the golfer evaluates their performance to complete their routine.


The Synchronicity game gives golfers the ability to synchronize everything throughout the golf swing, including at impact. Best performance occurs when our mind, body, club, and ball are all synchronized with our target. The game trains our ability to take an outside signal (a tone), a visual input (a bar traveling across the screen), and respond by tapping the bar at the exact time of the tone. This allows us to synchronize our mind, body, and target.


Thought precedes motion is the concept explaining why attention is so important. Where we are in our mind right before we move the club is absolutely critical. It will determine which swing comes out and how our shot flies or rolls. Our minds must have something to do to stay in the present moment, or it will wander. Attention is the last factor we have conscious control of before we start the motion. There are three aspects of attention that are being trained in this game: acuity (how clearly we focus), distractibility (how easily we lose our focus of attention), and sustainability (how long we can maintain our focus of attention).


In the real world, both mentally and physically, visual, auditory, and kinesthetic distractions can come out of nowhere and ruin your shot. Increasing consistency on the golf course comes from increasing adaptability on the golf course. The Adaptability Game trains the crucial ability to maintain focus while performing under pressure.

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THINQ Golf is one of the most unique and intuitive golf training apps on the market. I use it for students and for my own game!

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The games are fun! They assist in holding my attention on one focal point at a time, which is a must for my golf game! I enjoy the webinars, too - they are always filled with useful…

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Tim and Dr. Debbie have teamed up to bring an understanding of the necessary cognitive skills for performance to the masses - while having FUN in a challenging and addicting game series with THINQ Golf.…

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LPGA Master Professional, LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals National Vice President, 2012 LPGA National Teacher of the Year

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THINQ challenges me to practice my mental game off the golf course and implement it on the golf course. 

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