Sun, 27 May 2007
This golf psychology podcast explains the sports psychology concept of social approval in golf. Thinking too much about what others think about your game leads to distraction on the course.
This phenomenon causes golfers to sabotage their golf game. Golfers engage in a concept called "mind reading" in which they think too much about what others may be thinking. Golfers with fear of embarrassment often worry too much about what others golfers think.
Find out Dr. Cohn's mental toughness strategies for banishing your social approval issues and having ultimate golf confidence on the links.
Sun, 20 May 2007
Missing short putts ruins putting confidence on the course for less confident golfers. Some golfers have a tough time after missing putts early in the round. They worry that they are having a poor putting day and this affects putting confidence.
This mental game of golf Podcast will help you remain mentally tough on the greens after missing short putts early in a round by using your mind to put your best.
Author of "The Mental Art of Putting" and Golf psychology expert Dr. Patrick Cohn teaches you how to remain confident with your putting by teaching you mental strategies for peak performance and the psychology of great putting.
Sun, 13 May 2007
This golf psychology podcast is for golfers who have trouble making shorter putts. Golf psychology expert Dr. Patrick Cohn explains the mental game challenges golfers have with short putts.
Some golfers play with expectations about the need to make short putts. This becomes a source of anxiety and pressure that sabotages peak performance for many golfers. The golfer then focuses too much on the results of the putt instead of thinking about the process and execution.
In this episode, Dr. Cohn, author of The Mental Game of Golf, explains his top golf mental game strategies to help you execute short putts successfully. These strategies will increase your putting confidence and help you sink any length putt, not just short putts.
Mon, 7 May 2007
Learn how to overcome the first tee jitters in golf. Golf Psychology expert Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your qustions on how to cope with first tee anxiety or tension for golfers.
Two types of first tee jitters occur for golfers on the first tee box or before a round of golf. The first are positive pregame jitters, the second negative pregame jitters.
Dr. Cohn explains that golfers should learn to use pregame jitters as a sign they are ready to compete rather than a sign that their mental game is not good. Learn the top mental game strategies for dealing with pregame anxiety on the first tee.
Sat, 5 May 2007
Welcome to our first Golf Psychology Podcast. I'm Dr. Patrick Cohn, owner of Peak Performance Sports. I teach professional and amateur golfers about the mental game of golf and how to use your mind to improve performance and have more fun on the links.
I am using a unique format for The Golf Psychology Podcast called "Sessions with Doc." Each week I answer real mental game questions from golfers who have questions on golf psychology and the mental game of golf.
I'll answer questions on how to cope with first tee jitters, improve concentration, play your best under pressure, tune out distractions, improve golf confidence, managing your emotions, and how to focus before golf shots on the golf course.
A little about me... I have worked with athletes including golfers for more than 18 years. I help golfers develop mental toughness and mental game skills to peak perform in golf. I have helped junior golfers and tour professionals golfers win by maximizing their mental skills and teaching golf psychology principles.
I encourage you to send me an email with your mental game of golf questions by visiting my website at peaksports.com. And I will select golf psychology or mental game questions to answer in my golf podcast.
You can also visit our Sports Psychology Podcast Page to learn more about sports psychology.