Study detail featured image

Hitting the Sweet Spot: Synchronized Metronome Training Ups Golf Accuracy

Published in Journal of Sports Science and Medicine


Adult, Motor Skills, Sports Performance

This study from Europe replicated earlier research investigating the effects of Interactive Metronome (IM) training on golfers’ swing control and shot accuracy.

A total of 26 experienced male golfers (average age of 27 years; average golf handicap 12.6) were randomly divided into two groups: an experimental group that underwent IM training for 12 sessions over four weeks (n=13), and a control group that trained their golf swing (n=13).

The results showed that the golfers who participated in IM training significantly improved in sensorimotor timing and golf shot accuracy, displaying less variability and more consistent performance from one shot to the next.

The control group, however, did not show any significant improvement.

Abridged Summary & Results of Study

Improved motor-timing: effects of synchronized metronome training on golf shot accuracy

YEAR: 2009


AUTHOR: Marius Sommer & Louise Rönnqvist

Experienced golfers who participated in IM training demonstrated significant gains in sensorimotor timing & golf shot accuracy, demonstrating less variability & greater consistency of performance from one shot to the next, compared to the control group who did not demonstrate any significant improvement.


  • n= 26 experienced male golfers (mean age 27 years; mean golf handicap 12.6) were randomly assigned to 2 groups:
    • experimental: n=13 IM training, 45-50 minutes each for 12 sessions (over 4 weeks)
    • control: n=13 training the golf swing
  •  golf shot accuracy was measured for 3 different clubs using a golf simulator

Curious? Got Questions?

We have IM consultants standing by to answer your questions.

Get IM Certified!

Getting Certified in Interactive Metronome is Easy! Attend a Live, Online Virtual Certification course and in one day you can start offering Interactive Metronome to your clients.

Education, Support & More!

We offer ongoing support and continuing education in Interactive Metronome so you can get the most from it. Learn how to profitably implement IM into your practice and help more patients in less time.

Our FREE on-demand library is chock full of specific short classes tailored to different populations and conditions as well as advanced IM application courses.

We routinely have Live webinars where you can sharpen your skills and learn the latest from clinicians.

And our clinical advisers are happy to help you with suggestions for particular clients.

IM Works.
Find Out How It Can Impact Your Practice

With IM you can easily scale & grow your practice, all while achieving better patient outcomes!

    Attending a Live Event (satisfy your Live Contact Hour/CEU requirements)Attending a Live Webinar Based Presentation from an IM RepresentativeReceiving more information about accelerating treatment outcomes with Interactive Metronome
    (Check all that apply)
    I understand that my email will be added to the IM communications list.

    Connect With Us

    We’re social people – we invite you to keep in touch with us. Follow us and be the first to hear news, get updates, media stories, press releases, special offers and more!

    • AOTA Approved Provider - ASHA Approved Provider - GSA and CE Approved