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The Golf Psychology Podcast

English, Sports, 1 seasons, 17 episodes, 1 hour 48 minutes
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Golf Psychology Podcast - Mental Game Sessions with Doc is a podcast for serious golfers who want to improve their mental game performance. Hosted by Dr. Patrick Cohn of Peak Performance Sports, the golf psychology podcast allows junior, collegiate, amateur, and professional golfers to ask Dr. Cohn a question on golf psychology or the mental game of golf.
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How New Golfers Can Improve Learning

In this episode, Dr. Cohn answers a question from a reader about How New Golfers Can Improve Learning. KATHY: Learning golf as a middle-aged adult is totally different than learning when younger. It's like learning a foreign language as an adult versus as a child. It’s harder to just let things happen and play with abandon. It’s hard to not over think constantly. How can you help newer golfers with this? Peak Performance Sports, LLC helps athletes and performers improve mental skills for success in sports. We work with athletes in all sports - junior to professional - via video mental coaching from anywhere in the world. Please contact us for more details. Great Resources for Golfers: Download a <a href= "https://www.peaksports.com/golf-confidence-repor
17/08/20235 minutes 12 seconds
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How to Play More Relaxed Golf in Match Play

In this episode, Dr. Cohn answers a question from a reader about How to Play Relaxed Golf in Match Play PETER: I have anxiety when I am put in match play situations. I only took up golf 3 years ago and have got down to 6.6. I come from a professional sports background and have some emotional scar tissue from missed goals at crucial times etc. How can I play more relaxed golf? Peak Performance Sports, LLC helps athletes and performers improve mental skills for success in sports. We work with athletes in all sports - junior to professional - via video mental coaching from anywhere in the world. Please contact us for more details. Great Resources for Golfers: Download a free golf psychology repo
27/07/20235 minutes 31 seconds
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How to Improve Focus When Distracted on the Course

In this episode, Dr. Cohn answers a question from a reader about How to focus better on the course? HOLLY: I am easily distracted by other golfers, the cars driving by, music playing somewhere, people whispering, conversations, pace of play. I often get upset with these distractions. How can I focus better on the course? Peak Performance Sports, LLC helps athletes and performers improve mental skills for success in sports. We work with athletes in all sports - junior to professional - via video mental coaching from anywhere in the world. Please contact us for more details. Great Resources for Golfers: Download a free golf psychology report to improve your preshot routine.
06/07/20235 minutes 6 seconds
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What to do If You Can’t Visualize Your Golf Shot

In this episode, Dr. Cohn answers a question from a reader about How can I be better, if You Can’t Visualize Your Golf Shot GRANT: I have a very hard time ‘visualizing’; it’s hard for me to see a mental picture or movie of the ball flight or the target like Jack Nicklaus talks about. How can I be better with this? Peak Performance Sports, LLC helps athletes and performers improve mental skills for success in sports. We work with athletes in all sports - junior to professional - via video mental coaching from anywhere in the world. Please contact us for more details. Great Resources for Golfers: Download a free golf psychology report to improve your preshot routine. <span s
15/06/20234 minutes 50 seconds
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Do You Walk Off the Course in Disgust and Frustration?

In this episode, Dr. Cohn answers a question from a reader about Do You Walk Off the Course in Disgust and Frustration? JACKIE: I walked off the course today after 13 holes, not because I was injured or even playing that badly.  I walked off in disgust and frustration… I’m frustrated that when I’m putting well, I’m driving the ball poorly.  When I’m chipping well, my irons go limp. I can’t put together a solid round. What am I doing wrong? How do I put a good round together? Peak Performance Sports, LLC helps athletes and performers improve mental skills for success in sports. We work with athletes in all sports - junior to professional - via video mental coaching from anywhere in the world. Please contact us for more details. Great Resources for Golfers: <span style
25/05/20235 minutes 29 seconds
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Golfers Who Play Down to the Level of Competitors

In this episode, Dr. Cohn answers a question from a reader about Golfers Who Play Down to the Level of Competitors. SCOTT: I play better when I compete with better players, but I also play worse with higher handicapped golfers. I find myself losing focus and not using the same pre-shot routine. I’m disappointed when I don’t use a consistent pre-shot routine when playing with golfers below my ability. Thank you so much for your response and keep up the awesome work in the golf psychology podcast! Peak Performance Sports, LLC helps athletes and performers improve mental skills for success in sports. We work with athletes in all sports - junior to professional - via video mental coaching from anywhere in the world. Please contact us for more details. Great Resources for Golfers: <span s
04/05/20236 minutes 33 seconds
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How to Manage the Driver Yips

In this episode, Dr. Cohn answers a question from a reader about How to Manage the Driver Yips. CHAD: I have driver yips and once it creeps in around mid-round… It messes with my confidence. Technically, I’ve always struggled with the upswing and I know my tendency is to hit down and lean too far towards the target causing high pop ups. But I can’t seem to pull out of it. Any ideas for me? Peak Performance Sports, LLC helps athletes and performers improve mental skills for success in sports. We work with athletes in all sports - junior to professional - via video mental coaching from anywhere in the world. Please contact us for more details. Great Resources for Golfers: Download a free golf p
13/04/20235 minutes 45 seconds
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Golfers Who Stress Out Over Difficult Shots

In this episode, Dr. Cohn answers a question from a reader about How would we cope with that and give the task a realistic difficulty rating of the shot... RALPH: Hey Doc, great insights! I know my level of my abilities in Golf, but I overestimate the task at hand. And that makes me feel nervous and tentative. A routine shot becomes a difficult shot. How would I cope with that and give the task a realistic difficulty rating? Thanks for your videos! Peak Performance Sports, LLC helps athletes and performers improve mental skills for success in sports. We work with athletes in all sports - junior to professional - via video mental coaching from anywhere in the world. Please contact us for more details. Great Resources for Golfers: Download a <a href
23/03/20235 minutes 39 seconds
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Why the Putting Yips Show Up When It’s Important

In this episode, Dr. Cohn answers a question from a reader about why golfers get the putting yips when they think it's important to make putts. Here's the question of the week: PAUL: I’m a 10-12 handicap, 54 years old, play about twice a week, and I have the putting yips but, I don’t think it is about fear of embarrassment. Instead, it is about being seen as good by winning the match. The longer I wait my turn to putt, the worse it gets. When I don’t care about the putt—I’m out of the hole, then I have no issues. Only when it matters does the yips kick in. Peak Performance Sports, LLC helps athletes and performers improve mental skills for success in sports. We work with athletes in all sports - junior to professional - via video mental coaching from anywhere in the world. Please contact us for more details. <span style="font-size: 12p
02/03/20234 minutes 49 seconds
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How to Train One Shot at a Time Mindset

In this episode, Dr. Cohn answers a question from a reader about how to do better with a one shot at a time mindset. Here is the question of the week: TIM: I am now reading your book “Going Low” and am finding it so helpful. How do I train my mind to have no thoughts or just one thought during the swing? If I were to have only one thought, do you have any suggestions as to what it should be? Your thoughts and words have truly ignited me to be mentally as strong as I possibly can be. Peak Performance Sports, LLC helps athletes and performers improve mental skills for success in sports. We work with athletes in all sports - junior to professional - via video mental coaching from anywhere in the world. Please contact us for more details. Great Resources for Golfers: <span
09/02/20236 minutes 12 seconds
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The Intersection of the Physical and Mental Side of Golf

In this episode, Dr. Patrick Cohn interviews, Chris Finn, a Licensed Physical Therapist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Titleist Performance Institute Certified Medical Professional, Certified Precision Nutrition Coach and a Golf Digest Top 50 Golf Fitness Professional. He has grown Par4Success from the back of his car into a Golf Performance and Direct Pay Physical Therapy industry leader. He and his team work with golfers of all abilities and ages to swing faster, play better and hurt less. Chris and Dr. Cohn talk about the intersection of the physical and mental side of golf. Great Resources for Golfers: Download a free golf psychology report to improve your preshot ro
22/01/202320 minutes 49 seconds
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Brain Freeze on Short Putts

Do you experience brain freeze over your short pots and you become unsure of what to think of the ball? In this week's golf psychology session, mental game of golf expert and author of The Mental Game of Golf, Dr. Cohn, responds to a question from Sanji who had this to say about his game: SANJI: What should I be thinking when I get over my putt? The line? My stroke? My follow through? Nothing? Typically, when I get over the ball on a short putt, my brain freezes, and my hands snap like a rubber band at impact. I jerk at the ball. Listen to the podcast now to learn what Dr. Cohn has to say about how to overcome the fear of embarrassment to perform better in the golf course. Learn how to play freely and improve your confidence using a proper mindset for playing golf. <span style="font-size
16/10/20226 minutes 8 seconds
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How to Handle Pre-Round Nerves

Do you get nervous during your first tee shots or have the first tee jitters and then conclude that you're anxious? In this week's golf psychology session, mental game of golf expert and author of The Mental Game of Golf, Dr. Cohn, responds to a question from Julie who had this to say about her game: JULIE: I get nervous on my first tee shot. I think you have called this the first tee jitters. How can I get rid of the nervous and anxious feeling on the first tee so I can hit a good shot? Listen to the podcast now to learn what Dr. Cohn has to say about how to overcome anxieties or pre-round jitters on the golf course. Great Resources for Golfers: Download a free golf
25/09/20224 minutes 24 seconds
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How to Visualize a Golf Shot

Do you visualize your golf shot before you execute it and yet it doesn't go the way you visualized it? In this week's golf psychology session, mental game of golf expert and author of The Mental Game of Golf, Dr. Cohn, responds to a question from Payton who had this to say about her game: PAYTON: "I try to visualize a good shot as I get ready to hit each shot. But sometimes the shot does not come off the way I saw it in my mind. How do I visualize and then carry on when you don’t pull off the shot you just visualized?" Listen to the podcast now to learn what Dr. Cohn has to say about how to set your visualization and expectation with your skills and overcome disappointments. Great Resources for Golfers: Download a <a h
04/09/20224 minutes 58 seconds
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Swing Thoughts for Consistent Golf

Are you unsure what to think over the ball in order to hit your best shot? In this week's golf psychology session, mental game of golf expert and author of The Mental Game of Golf, Dr. Cohn, responds to a question from Sam who had this to say about his game: SAM: "I’m unsure what to think over the ball to help me hit good shots. And how do I convince myself over the ball that I am going to hit a good shot, and to have less tension in my swing? How do I know what thoughts to have before I swing that will help me swing much more freely?" Listen to the podcast now to learn what Dr. Cohn has to say about the options about what you can think or feel over the shot in order to hit your best shot.  Great Resources for Golfers: <span style="font-size: 12pt;"
14/08/20225 minutes 16 seconds
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How to Bring Your Practice Swing to the Course

Do you have trouble applying your great practice swing during the rounds? In this week's golf psychology session, mental game of golf expert and author of The Mental Game of Golf, Dr. Cohn, responds to a question from Susan who had this to say about her game: SUSAN: "I am a talented golfer who practices nearly every day and hit very good shots during practice, but have a hard time taking my practice swing to the golf course. How can I take my practice swing to the course and build trust in it?" Listen to the podcast now to learn what Dr. Cohn has to say about how to identify the root cause of not being able to deliver what you've practised during the rounds. Learn to address the fear of failure, fear of having bad shots and fear of criticisms to improve your mental game of golf.
24/07/20225 minutes 27 seconds
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Golfer's Mindset for Slow Play

Do you have trouble focusing and get annoyed in a slow play? In this week's golf psychology session, mental game of golf expert and author of The Mental Game of Golf, Dr. Cohn, responds to a question from John who had this to say about his game: JOHN: "I get really annoyed with slow play and it makes me frustrated when it’s time to play my shot. What can I do when the playing partners are very slow and I have a lot of time to think. By the way, I normally like to play quick. I think I play better when I'm playing quickly, and I keep my rhythm?" Listen to the podcast now to learn what Dr. Cohn has to say about how to deal with slow play. Learn how to maintain the same level of focus and composure from the start of the game to finish. Great Resources for Golfers: <spa
03/07/20226 minutes 39 seconds