Helping Young Golfers With Perfectionism

Dealing With Perfectionist Young Athletes

Golf Psychology Podcast

Do you have a young perfectionist golfer that has trouble dealing with mistakes and wants to do everything themselves?

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. Cohn, answers a question from sports parent with a perfectionist golfer.

Here is the question Dino asks this week:

“I have a 10 year old young golfer who is talented. I’m facing a number of challenges in that she is a perfectionist, she doesn’t accept mistakes, and she wants to do everything herself without help form me… I’m trying to figure out the best way to help her while staying out of the way. I was wondering what is the best way for me to get educated from you in order to appropriately be supportive and a helping sports dad.”

COHN: “It’s always a challenge as a sports parent to have a perfectionist… It’s a double edge sword…”

Listen to the audio below to hear what Dr. Cohn tells Dino about perfectionist young athlets:

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Golfer’s Mental Edge

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What’s the big sign that your mental game is the weak link in your golf game? When you can’t play consistently as well as when you play a practice or casual round–or your range game is way better than your game on the course. If you suffer from lack of focus, low self-confidence, poor composure or other mental game obstacles on the course, you can’t reach your true potential in golf.

The Golfer’s Mental Edge 2.0 Audio and Workbook program is ideal for any amateur, collegiate, junior, and tour professional golfer.

Golf coaches and instructors would also be wise to teach “The Golfer’s Mental Edge 2.0” principles to their players. This program is perfect for any golfer who wants to improve performance and consistency by managing their mind better on the course.

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