Mental Training

Stick to a Mental Checklist

July 11, 2012

For the past two months I have seen a reoccurring issue that keeps coming up with a lot of my students.  The common issue is not sticking with a mental checklist in the preload.  This is something that becomes lost when the individual gets ahead of themselves in the task at hand.  When looking at […]

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THE NUMBER ONE REASON GOOD PLAYERS DO NOT WIN and what to do about it!

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Bill is a good player. His training scores are solid enough to win every championship. His equipment is the finest money can buy and his technique is sound. He should win but he doesn’t. John plays well in smaller competitions but when he gets to ones that are important to him he has trouble shooting […]

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What % of Golf is Mental?

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Ask any competitive player “What percentage of golf is mental?” and you will get a big number back.  Tour players tell us the number is at least 90%.  Then ask “What percentage of your time and money do you spend on the mental game?”  Chances are the number will be small or perhaps zero.  That […]

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Pressure – Friend or Foe?

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“How can I avoid the pressure that I feel when competing?”  This question or something like it comes up a lot from players.  In fact, I might have asked that same question early in my career.  We are conditioned by the commonly held idea that pressure is a bad thing.  If it’s bad then we […]

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95% of all winning is accomplished by 5% of the competitors.

May 4, 2011

Why?  Are they smarter, luckier or just more talented?  In my experience as both an Olympian and an Olympic coach what separates the winners from the others is THE WAY THEY THINK.  Winning is a mental game and controlling your thoughts is the key. Here is an example.  Winners are convinced they will finish first.  […]

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If winning is your goal you must think differently!

May 4, 2011

It doesn’t matter if you win or you lose…UNTIL YOU LOSE! When I was a little boy losing was all I did.  I was the worst athlete in my school.  I ran the 100 yard dash in 12 minutes and played alternate right field in little-league baseball.  Ever play baseball?  That’s where you put your […]

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