Should You Strive To Be Perfect In Golf? There’s an old saying, “Shoot for the moon and even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” Many golfers have this mentality which can be problematic. These golfers often say, "Shouldn’t I shoot for perfection on the golf course? If I miss, I will still shoot my best score." This is a debate that has gone on forever in sports: If … [Read more...] about The Difference Between Perfection And Excellence In Your Golf Game
Archives for April 2015
What Is The Reality Of Mental Toughness? Mental toughness is needed to compete at the highest level and to achieve your max athletic potential. Mental toughness is a developed skill that allows athletes to push through difficult circumstances without losing confidence and the ability to play at peak levels during crunch-time. But there is a common question many athletes ask mental coaches: … [Read more...] about Are You Born With Mental Toughness Or Can You Learn It?
Sports Psychology Podcast In this week's sports psychology podcast, mental game of sports expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn, answers a question from a young snooker player, who has problems getting his "A-Game" back when he is playing his "C-Game". 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 … [Read more...] about Is Your Game Inconsistent From Day To Day?
What Are The Keys To Playing Consistent Golf? There is common sentiment among young golfers, “Some days I play great, then I play horribly in the next tournament.” Consistency in your golf game is the key to getting to the next level. The problem is that most golfers cannot point to the reason for their inconsistent play. Without knowing the causes of inconsistent play, it is difficult to … [Read more...] about 8 Steps To Improve Consistency In Your Golf Game
Break Out Of Slumps Every athlete gets to the point in a season where motivation dips a bit. Motivation can be difficult to maintain through a long season with hours and hours of repetitive practice and training sessions. Repetitive workouts can lead to boredom for some athletes, “I get so bored in practice and just want it to be over.” Dips in motivation occur when an athlete loses … [Read more...] about How To Break The Boredom Cycle During A Long Season…
Bounce Back When Trailing Behind In the closing minutes of a game, can your team mount a come back to snatch victory or have difficulty when playing from behind? What prevents a team from coming back when trailing? There are several factors that prevent a team from mounting a comeback: Lack of Confidence – Some players just don’t believe in their ability to play well when trailing in a … [Read more...] about Do You Or Your Team Have The Comeback Mindset?
Sports Psychology Podcast In this week's sports psychology podcast, mental game of sports expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn, answers a question from a sports parent whose 10 year old that gets frustrated and angry and gives up in competitions. 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 … [Read more...] about Do You Have An Athlete That “Tanks” Competitions?
How Do The Best Golfers Get Ready For The Masters? The 2015 Masters starts this week. How do the best golfers in the world prepare for the biggest golf event of the year? How does Phil Mickelson prepare for Augusta? He's not only preparing his game for Augusta, but he's mentally ready. Just driving down Magnolia Lane changes his perspective on playing good golf.... “I think driving down … [Read more...] about Phil’s Mental Preparation for the Masters
Do You get Discouraged When Things Don't Go Your Way? Have you ever committed to achieving a goal, worked harder than ever in practice, focused intently on improving technique but failed to see results in the near future? You’ve doubled your efforts in practice and paid particular attention to improving technique... and for what? The same results you achieved in the last … [Read more...] about Staying Committed Despite Results
Golf Psychology Podcast 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 Game of Golf, Dr. … [Read more...] about Do You Feel A Lot Of Anxiety When You Go To Play A Round Of Golf?