Visually demanding golf skills:
Judging distances to the hole.
Shifting your focus between ball & target.
- Visual skills impact every aspect of the golf game: putting, drives, chips, judging distances, reading greens, concentration, balance and swing consistency.
- Train your visual skills to get your eyes on the ball.
- Visual skills aid the golfer in the alignment of the body over the ball.
- Accurate eye alignment and flexibility of eye movements allow golfers to determine the distances and direction to the green and to select the proper club.
- Visual memory will assist in playing and reading the breaks on the greens.
- Training visual memory will help build confidence.
- Visual memory aids in how specific holes are played - the number of drives, swings and putts.
- Visual tracking skills keep the eyes on the ball prior to impact.
- Improve the stability of the eyes and increase putting consistency.
- Misalignment of the eyes results in incorrect visual information.
Golf Teams Using the VEPT
Golf Vision Performance Testimonials
I am Dr Dorri Goldschmidt. I am an optometrist in Birmingham AL and I am the CEO of Sports Vision South.
Sports Vision South is a high performance vision training center. We use Vizual Edge to evaluate and train the visual skills of our clients.
All athletes are aware of the importance of strength and conditioning to keeping in peak shape. One important area that coaches and trainers may not be working on is the visual skills of a player.
Your eyes provide most of the information you use on a playing field. Training your eyes ability to track precisely, to have focusing flexibility and have visual accuracy is key to performing at your best.
When we use Vizual Edge’s program we are providing strength and conditioning for the visual system. We train the eyes to be stronger and better.
Dorri Goldschmidt, OD
Southern Focus Vision Center Sports Vision South
It has become a regular part of my training routine and I believe it gives me a mental edge over the
My name is Vince India. I'm a professional golfer playing on the Latin American PGA tour and I've been using Vizual Edge for just under a year. Golf is such a visually oriented sport. Most of the game is centered around perception of your targets in space, yet visual improvement training is overlooked. Training with Vizual Edge has helped with my alignment of targets and my depth perception, especially around the greens. It has become a regular part of my training routine and I believe it gives me a mental edge over the competition.
PGA, LPGA and European Cup Athletes Benefit from Vizual Edge
My name is Bjarne Lellek. I am sports psychologist from Denmark in Europe who use Vizual Edge with many of my professional athletes as a solid training tool that helps to enhance the practitioner's performance.
Vizual Edge is a valuable supplement because it is systematic, direct report back to the provider's performance and thus affect motivation directly.
Vizual Edge enhances the practitioner's professional decisions and increases the concentration appreciably. I can only recommend this product's qualities and capabilities - it works and achievements of my professional achievements speak their own language.
You can find information about me and my professional on this website: www.lellek.dk
Aut sports psychologist, Denmark
I Improved My Golf Vision
My name is Tony Serpico. I am an golfer with a 6 handicap, although I wasn't always a 6 handicap.
A couple of years ago, I realized that I wasn't able to take my game to the next level. I had no problem with strength and ball striking. However, I could not improve my short game, even with hours of practice. That is when I found Vizual Edge sports training for my eyes.
After an off-season of visual training on my computer, along with my normal strength training, I noticed immediate results. Mostly in judging distance from that tough 80 yards and in range as well as a better feel for those long pops, virtually eliminating 3 putts. I also have more consistency in my game which, as all golfers know, leads to a lower score.
If you want to take that double digit handicap to a single digit, then make Vizual Edge part of your practice routine.
Tony Serpico, O.D.
Optometrist and Contact Lens Specialist
Golf Sports Vision Articles
Vizual Edge - Winning Is In Sight
Vizual Edge - Winning Is In Sight
YouthSportsSpot.com recommends the Vizual Edge program to help kids train in sports.
Better performance on vision tests like counting flashing dots was associated with better catching.
Vision skills can lead to sports success, research claims
by: Martha Finnegan Bradford
The Irish Times (9/9/2015)
Researchers tested elite athletes such as rugby players, as well as sporty members of the general public and people who don’t play any sport.
Better performance on vision tests like counting flashing dots was associated with better catching, even under challenging visual conditions.
Some elite sportspeople performed poorly, so this is not the be all and the end all of sports performance, but it might be the extra one per cent that could win the game.
What’s not clear is whether this is an innate talent or something that developed over thousands of hours of practice.
Facilities in Europe are incorporating sports vision to help athletes enhance the visual component
Vision performance services offer new area of expansion for ophthalmic practices
by: Dr. Barry L. Seiller, MBA
Ocular Surgery News (7/29/2013)
Athletes across the globe, whether professional, amateur or recreational, are embracing new technologies and training methods to boost their performance. But while they lift weights, train in wind tunnels, adhere to strict diets and spend countless hours perfecting techniques, they often overlook one crucial body component: their eyes.
Recent studies are definitive: Athletes with superior vision skills perform better on the playing field. Until recently, however, no quantitative, interactive programs existed in the world of vision training. A U.S.-based company, Vizual Edge, is working to revolutionize the vision training game.
Most athletes think that if they don't have to wear eyeglasses, they have perfect vision. However, o
Fundamental Elements of Vision Training
by: Larry Lampert
Every day, I see first-hand how improved vision significantly improves the skills of athletes. For example, I worked with a pro golfer who was having difficulty looking at the hole, then the ball, then the hole again. It seemed to change position. Through exercises to address her putting alignment confusion, she improved her game considerably. A famous tennis star described his fast racket head speed and quick visual reaction time as key elements to his success.
The professional athletes I see in my practice depend on being physically fit to earn a living. It's my belief that the health of their eyes requires as much attention as their pitching arm or their Achilles tendon. In addition to vision training exercises, it's imperative to take care of your eyes with proper nutrition, like you do for the rest of your body.
Els trying vision performance training at age 42
Els eyes putting gain with vision gurus
by: Mark Lamport-Stokes
The former world number one, who has slipped to 57th in the rankings after struggling for form for much of last year, says his putting has improved significantly since he began working with two vision specialists last week.
However, he is delighted he decided to consult with Dr Sherylle Calder, an eye specialist who helped the Springbok, All Black and England ruby union teams enhance their eye-hand co-ordination, concentration and other visual performance skills.
Golfers are willing to try just about any kind of putter to gain an edge, but it's frequently their
Line between success and failure on greens gets blurry with age
by: Diane Pucin
Los Angeles Times (1/25/2012)
David Kirschen, an optometrist with an expertise in sports and a member of the faculty at UCLA, said that what many golfers don't understand is how important vision is to putting well. And vision tends to worsen with age. Kirschen listed acuity — how sharply one sees detail at a distance — as the first component in helping a putter. He also said depth perception and focus matter.
Vision training for athletes evolved from reading therapies developed decades ago to help children
A Little Flabby Around the Eyeballs
by: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS
New York Times (2/5/2006)
Vision training for athletes evolved from reading therapies developed decades ago to help children with learning disabilities and people with amblyopia ("lazy eye") concentrate and follow lines of text. Unlike exercises designed to strengthen eye muscles, reading therapy works to improve the eye-brain connection. Sports vision therapy takes it one step further. "It's about eye-hand-foot-body-brain coordination," says Dr. Barry Seiller, an ophthalmologist who is Brett Basanez's vision specialist and the director of the Visual Fitness Institute in Vernon Hills, Ill. "Maybe you foul off the ball a lot, or you have all the technical skills but somehow just can't put it together. You go into slumps. You fail in the clutch. All of that, to us, screams 'visual problems."'
Michael Campbell's visual experience
For His Eyes Only
by: Jeff Rude
Golf Digest (8/22/2005)
Michael Campbell overcomes visual issues to win at the US Open
Golfers learn that the visual part of the game is important
There is an `I` in Golf
by: Barry L. Seiller, MD
Golf Chicago (5/1/2002)
The short game in golf is more than mechanics, experience and mental its....Visual