Golfers Who Choke Because of Fear How many times has fear ruined a round of golf for you? Have you ever been overwhelmed by thoughts such as: "I’m afraid of missing this putt." "I’m afraid of shooting bad round." "I’m afraid of losing the lead." "I’m afraid my short game will be horrible just as it has been in practice." "I’m afraid my coach will be mad at me if I keep playing … [Read more...] about How Fear Paralyzes Golfers
Finding Your Rhythm in Golf Why do some golfers take so long to find their rhythm? Maybe you can relate to this experience... You get to the course and something seems off... Mentally, you feel like you are not ready for the round. At the first tee, you don’t feel comfortable. You set up to your shot and hit the ball but it lands nowhere near your target. After that bad shot, all … [Read more...] about Why Warm up Routines Help You Perform Better
Find Your Zone Focus in Golf Have you ever played a round of golf where, through the first 14 holes everything was going right then, inexplicably, your game went away and couldn’t make a shot? Your tee shots were off line, your short game felt uneasy and you second-guessed every putt... Many golfers don't understand how their game can change within a round or changes in their level of … [Read more...] about How to Stay in the Zone When Playing Well
Trying Harder in Golf Can Backfire After a bad couple of bad holes or poor shots, do you try extra hard to try to make up for this and try to hit perfect shots? This is a common trap for many of the perfectionist golfers I work with. In sports, trying too hard or forcing play is referred to as pressing. Pressing is never an effective method to improve play or get shots back in a … [Read more...] about How Pressing to Get Shots Back Doesn’t Work in Golf
Finding Fun in the Game of Golf Have you lost your enthusiasm for golf? Do you find it difficult to have fun while playing? Many golfers experience the same dilemma... When you first started playing golf, you probably couldn’t wait to get to the course... Every hole presented a unique challenge and it was exciting to figure out the best way to play each hole... At some point the sport … [Read more...] about What To Do When Golf is No Longer Fun
Mental Preparation to Improve Consistency How is it that some golfers follow up a great round of golf with a disastrous round the very next time they play? What accounts for these variations in your level of play? Well, the weather might change causing slightly different course conditions and you may be playing in a different group, but these changes will be similar for every golfer teeing … [Read more...] about Use Your Mind to Improve Consistency in Golf
Using Preshot Routines to Improve Your Shots In “Sports Psychology Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from Megan about her approach shots. Visit Sports Psychology for Athletes at Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your mental game questions for Dr. Cohn to answer in his mental game videocast or podcast. Do you struggle with your approach shots on the … [Read more...] about How to Mentally Prepare For a Golf Shot
Social Approval in Golf As a golfer, do you tend to play better when you're playing alone or with good friends and not play as well when you're playing with people you don't know? 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 … [Read more...] about Struggling to Play With Golfers You Don’t Know
Developing Your Swing Routine In “Sports Psychology Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from Alex who can't get comfortable when standing over the ball. Visit Sports Psychology for Athletes at Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your mental game questions for Dr. Cohn to answer in his mental game videocast or podcast. Do you tend to stand over the ball on … [Read more...] about What Causes Golfers to Freeze Over The Ball?
Does Your Golfer Lack Self-Confidence? Are you a parent with a young golfer that competes a lot, yet your golfer seems to lack self-confidence under pressure? 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 … [Read more...] about Where Does Self-Confidence Come From in Golf?