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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]