Are You A Jittery Golfer? Preround jitters... Are they good or bad? Preround jitters can create a tremendous amount of worry for golfers even before they tee it up. For some jittery golfers, the feeling of nervousness builds until it seems impossible to focus on just golfing. The reality is that preround jitters are not a bad thing and, are not only normal, but necessary for optimal play … [Read more...] about How To Use Preround Jitters To Your Advantage
Archives for March 2015
Mental Imagery And Improved Performance Olympic-level athletes have benefited from imagery for decades. Olympians, such as downhill skier Picabo Street, wrestler Dan Gabler, swimmer Michael Phelps and gymnast Gabby Douglass credit mental imagery for helping achieve their Olympic successes. In fact, Olympic gymnastic gold medalist Shannon Miller stated that mental training is the … [Read more...] about How Mental Imagery Can Improve Athletic Performance
Help Golfers Bounce Back After A Low Round Dr. Patrick Cohn, golf psychology expert and author of the "Golfer's Mental Edge" CD program, teaches amateur to tour professional golfers how to improve their mental game of golf using golf psychology strategies developed over the last 20 years of his career. In this week's golf psychology session, mental game of golf expert and author of The Mental … [Read more...] about Do You Struggle Following Up A Low Round With Another Decent Round?
Persistence In Golf The recipe for long-term success in golf is a mixture of patience, persistence and perseverance. Persistence is that quality that allows golfers to persevere, push forward and work towards your goals despite obstacles. Persistence requires delayed gratification. Golfers have to make a large down payment of work and effort to achieve success. Many golfers in today’s … [Read more...] about How J.L. Lewis Never Gave Up His Dream in Golf
Mental Preparation For Competition Have you ever wondered how Olympic-level athletes are able to focus despite all the pressure to perform? Mark Gangloff is an American former swimmer and two-time Olympian. Gangloff won Olympic gold in 2004 and was the American record-holder in the 100m breaststroke. I interviewed Gangloff about his mental preparation for high-level swim meets. Gangloff talked … [Read more...] about How Mark Gangloff Overcame The Pressure To Perform
How to Keep Things in Perspective in Golf Losing is difficult. Costly mistakes late in a round are more difficult. Keeping losses and mistakes in perspective may seem impossible at times. The intense negative emotions you feel after a bad tee shot can disrupt your focus and cause a downward spiral over the next several shots. While managing your emotions after a bad shot may seem difficult, … [Read more...] about How Do You React To Bad Shots?
Focus On The Process In college sports, outcomes are everything. It’s all about wins and losses, your record, your score or your time. If outcomes are so important to sports, why do so many sport psychologists, coaches and athletes talk about the dangers of focusing on the outcome? Why do we constantly hear of the importance of focusing on the process? Let’s look at a great example of … [Read more...] about Princeton Women’s Basketball: The Process of Being Undefeated
How Can Flow Help Your Game? In this week's sports psychology podcast, mental game of sports expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn, answers a question from Jerome, who is curious about flow and wants to understand his own flow style. Listen to this month's sports psychology podcast to learn how to improve your performance in sports and other mental game barriers that limit your performance. COHN: … [Read more...] about What Is Flow And How Does It Affect Your Game?
Wilson's Mental Toughness Losing can be particularly difficult to handle. Some athletes take it harder than others questioning their athletic talent or ability to play under pressure. Nonetheless, adversity will cross paths with every athlete during their career in sport. How you handle adversity, your level of mental toughness, will determine if and how quickly you rebound from tough … [Read more...] about How Russel Wilson Learns And Grows From Setbacks