Today, I launched my new CD golf psychology program, "Golfer's Mental Edge." Do you have a good mental game for golf? Too often, I hear golfers say things such as... "I can't have fun anymore; I never play up to my expectations." "I get so frustrated with hitting bad shots and it snowballs." "When I hit bad shots I lose confidence so quickly." "My swing feels so tight and controlled on the … [Read more...] about Golfer’s Mental Edge CD Program Released Today
Archives for January 2009
Preshot Routines in Golf Believe it or not, your preshot routine is very important to shot making and consistency. But guess what? Far too many golfers just go through the motions physically without mental focus. Here's the thing: You really don't have a preshot routine if you perform your routine mindlessly without mental focus. Now let's suppose that you take physical steps to prepare for … [Read more...] about Golf Psychology: 3 Preshot Strategies All Golfers Must Do
Keeping Your Composure And Letting Go of Mistakes Do you get upset with poor shots and your frustration causes more mistakes that leads to a string of bogeys? Many of my students struggle with their composure after hitting bad shots. Hitting a bad shot is not what’s costly to your score… A poor reaction to a bad shot is costly because it can lead to more mistakes – due to frustration – and … [Read more...] about Golf Psychology Video: Letting Go of Mistakes
Mental Game Success Story I'm honored when experienced mental game experts – people who have been mental coaching for eight or more years – contact me to help them improve their ability to help students. Dr. Kevin Roby, of Golf Psychology Consultants, worked with a few golfers a year for about eight years prior to enrolling in my MGCP program. Why would Dr. Roby need my help if he was … [Read more...] about Sports Psychology: Another Mental Game Coach Success Story
What to Focus on in Golf I just posted my latest golf psychology video. Do you focus on where you want to hit the ball or where you don't want to hit the ball? I know many of my students focus too much on where not to hit the ball... “Don’t miss the green and have a tough up and down,” they might be thinking. If you do this, you focus too much on avoiding mistakes or have an avoidance … [Read more...] about Golf Psychology Video: Do You Think About the Target?
Mental Game Coaching Professionals What's your background as a mental game coach? Do you work part-time as a mental coach today? And is it hard to get work with new athletes? Before Douglas Finney, a recent MGCP graduate, started working with athletes, she owned a mental health practice in psychotherapy. But she soon became excited about the prospect of working more with athletes. Douglas … [Read more...] about Mental Game Coaching Certification Starts in February
Concentration in Golf What's the one mental game skill you must possess to be successful in golf? Focus, concentration, or ability to attend to what's important. You can't hit a good shot when you are thinking about the wrong stuff or are distracted by your own internal gremlins. I just posted a new golf confidence video for you to check out... You'll learn if your distractions are … [Read more...] about Golf Psychology: Tiger Woods-like Concentration for Golfers