12
Nov

Body language is key to playing your best golf

One word comes to mind when you watched Chris Kirk play this past Sunday at St. Simons, GA: Relaxed. Kirk’s body language gives you the impression that he is feeling zero pressure. His mannerisms are like that of someone playing with his buddies at home for a $2  nassau.  His shoulders are relaxed and his […]

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26
May

Make Every Course Your Favorite for Greater Scores

As a golf psychologist and sports psychologist, I always get the question about mental toughness. Here is an example of sports psychology at a premium: By any stretch of the imagination, the greens at the Quail Hollow Club were below par for a PGA TOUR event. The weather this Spring in Charlotte was cold and […]

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19
Aug

Fail Forward like Rory McIlroy, PGA Championship

Don’t feel bad about your last mistake or total mishap. Everyone has blundered–including the new king of golf, Rory McIlroy, winner of last week’s PGA Championship. In fact, his was a monumental meltdown at the 2011 Master’s. He started the final round with a 4-shot lead, but by the time he turned for home on […]

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21
Jul

Brandt Snedeker has a great mental game!

Brandt Snedeker is in the lead of the 2012 British Open after two rounds. He once told me that when he misses the green, he sees it as a challenge to get up and down. What a great attitude! We should always see life’s many obstacles as great and wonderful challenges.

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10
Jul

Mental Toughness and the 2012 Olympics

Are you interested in the technology behind making an Olympic athlete? Here is an article I contributed to for United Airlines Magazine. It is really interesting! http://www.hemispheresmagazine.com/2012/07/01/let-the-games-begin/4/

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03
Jul

Tiger Woods wins for the third time in 2012

Tiger Woods is back. But more importantly, what can we learn from Tiger? Be patient. Trust yourself. Follow a learning mentality and you will be successful. Those are powerful lessons from the greatest player!

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03
Jan

Happy New Year and sport psychology Predictions

As a sports psychologist, I believe we will have some great mental game stories. Will Tiger finally make his comeback official? Will a young gun become a true star and take Tiger’s Reigns? What do you think will be a 2012 headline?

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15
Jul

Rory McIlroy at the British Open

Everyone believe Rory McIlroy will run away with the British Open like he did at the US Open. The problem is that now he has the weight of expectations placed upon his shoulders. With expectations comes much more pressure-with pressure comes tension in the arms which leads to bad swings. When you have expectations placed […]

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13
Apr

Rory McIlroy at the 2011 Masters

As a professional speaker this year’s Masters was a goldmine! Rory McIlroy clearly choked at the Masters 2011. He had the lead and was not ready for all those expectations of winning. This shows us that Talent is not enough, but we also need to be emotionally tough and emotionally prepared for pressure. If Rory prepared […]

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07
Feb

Big Ben and the Steelers fail at Critical Time in Superbowl

As a motivational speaker, I always state  that the test of a true champion is whether  he can  weather the storm under intense pressure. Big Ben in the last drive of the Super Bowl showed he could not handle the pressure. To be great at Football or business or any venue , you must be […]

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