Developing a Strong Mental Game in Golf How much time do you devote to improving your mental game? You might say, "I visualize sometimes," "Occasionally, I do some relaxation prior to hitting the greens," or, "Every now and then, my coach talks to me about having a preshot routine." These responses are common among golfers but are "sometimes," "occasionally," or, "every now and then" … [Read more...] about Mental Training For Peak Performance in Golf
Coping With Anxiety Under Pressure Have you taken several years off from your golf game and then came back and returned to competitive golf only to find that you struggle with confidence and anxiety 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 … [Read more...] about Do You Struggle With Confidence Under Pressure?
Sergio Garcia's Winning Mindset All golfers desire that smooth stroke that enables them to hit powerful, accurate shots. Interestingly, a fluid stroke is the result of not just physical practice but also mental factors. When you are playing your best golf, you are in a "thought-free" zone, that is, you are swinging the club without consciously thinking about technique, judging your swing, or … [Read more...] about How Sergio Garcia’s Mental Game Helped Him Win The Masters
How Do You Approach The Putting Yips? Do you have a lot of nervousness and anxiety once you get to the green? 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 … [Read more...] about Overcoming Anxiety on The Green
Maintaining High And Stable Confidence How would you score if you played with consistently more confidence? Imagine how much more you would enjoy the game of golf when playing with high confidence... Golf confidence, for some players, seems more elusive than a hole-in-one. These golfers find it difficult to maintain a steady confidence level. Just when these golfers seem to play well, … [Read more...] about Why is Dustin Johnson’s Confidence Sky High?
Controlling Your Emotions on The Course Did you ever lose control on the golf course after a bad shot or hole? Have your emotions ever spiraled out of control causing you to lose focus during a round of golf? Many golfers lose emotional control during a round... Losing composure can range from mild frustration to total anger after a three-putt or bad shot. Why does a golfer lose composure … [Read more...] about How to Let Go of Bad Shots And Stay Composed
Why Swing Changes Are Hard to Trust on The Course In “Sports Psychology Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from Karl about taking your practice swing to the course. 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. Have you made any swing … [Read more...] about Trusting Swing Changes on The Course
Relaxation Strategies to Help You Mentally Prepare It’s not enough to train hard, practice regularly and master technique... Success in golf requires mental mastery. Golfers spend a vast amount of time and energy looking for ways to improve their performance but they neglect the mental skills that impact performance the most. When these golfer face the pressure of competition, they tend to … [Read more...] about Mental Preparation For Big Moments
Do You "Play-It-Safe" or "Go For It"? Are you afraid to “go for it” during a round of golf for fear you will miss shots when they matter most? Do you lack the confidence to take risks and instead opt to play it safe when you golf? Most golfers believe you need to be confident to take risks. While that is partially true, confidence and risk taking have a much deeper relationship. Golfers … [Read more...] about Golfers Who Fear Making Mistakes During a Round
Mental Keys to Jimmy Walker's Success Since the start of this year, Jimmy Walker has been struggling to finish top 10 in the past 19 tournaments he has played in. This season, Jimmy walker has missed 5 cuts, including the US Open and the Open Championship only 3 weeks ago, and he didn’t play strong enough to place in the Top 10 in at least 10 other tournaments. What changed that allowed … [Read more...] about Jimmy Walker’s Winning Mindset at PGA