Golf Psychology Directory (A-J)
Bill Meyer is a speaker and coach who provides Business and Golf seminars, presentations and outings using a unique blend of “The Mental Side of Golf” training and leading-edge business models. This process sharpens skills in both areas and will give you and your clients more enjoyment on the golf course, better results in business, and strengthened relationships.
BVP Sport Psychology
Theo Bezuidenhout and Shaun Landsberg are sport psychologists who run South Africa’s leading sport psychology service. For golfers, they offer individual sessions, comprehensive mental golf coaching packages, video-call sessions and golf specific digital courses.
Cheshire Golf Studio
Cheshire Golf Studio is Cheshire’s leading golf game improvement centre. As well as providing golf lessons, golf club repairs and golf fitness coaching, it has developed a unique golf psychology programme for golfers looking to improve their mental game.
Cincinnati Sports Psychology
Coach Brian Arlinghaus has a Masters Degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology specializing in Sport and Exercise Psychology and is also a member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. He works with competitive athletes of all ages to enhance their experience playing their sport as well as their ability to coach themselves in practice and in competition.
Dr. Alan Goldberg (Dr. G) is an internationally-known expert in peak sports performance and has worked with athletes across all sports at every level over the past 35 years, from professional and Olympic level right down to junior competitors. He trains athletes’ minds, teaching practical skills that can be immediately used in their sports. For golfers, he provides a full suite of mental toughness training programs and books for players themselves, their coaches, and for parents.
Condor Performance is a hand-picked team of Performance Psychologists and Sport Psychologists which has been providing sport psychology services and tailored mental toughness training programmes since 2005. All the team members are based in Australia but most of their clients live in other parts of the English-speaking world so their work is mainly done via webcam or videoconference technologies such as Zoom, Skype, FaceTime and Google Meet.
Dan Abrahams is a former PGA professional who has been working with golfers to help them improve the mental side of their game since 2002. Formerly the Lead Psychologist for England Golf, his goal is to help clients shoot lower scores and win more often by introducing practical solutions to help them practice more effectively, prepare more thoroughly, perform with improved consistency and progress quicker.
David L. Cook
David Cook is a speaker, consultant, coach, author, and film-maker in the field of Sport and Performance Psychology. In 2013, Golf Digest named him one of the “Top 10 Mental Game Experts” in the world of golf. He released his first performance novel, “Golf’s Sacred Journey: Seven Days at the Links of Utopia” in 2006; the book was later made into a film. In 2014 he released “The Psychology of Tournament Golf: Playing Your Best When it Means the Most”. In 2018 he released “Golf’s Sacred Journey, The Sequel”. He has coached over 100 PGA tour players and is currently coaching several top players. His articles have been featured in Golf Magazine, Golf Illustrated, and Golf Tips.
Dr. Alex Thompson
Dr. Alex Thompson is a licensed psychologist with a specialisation in sport psychology. She runs Be Elite, a counseling and sport psychology service for athletes. Her goal is to help athletes become their best selves. Specific areas of focus include resilience, confidence, motivation, goal-setting, dealing with injury, and energy control.
Dr. Bhrett McCabe
Dr. Bhrett McCabe is a renowned sports and performance psychologist based in Birmingham, AL. His clients include 12+ PGA and LPGA Tour players whose rankings have reached #1 in the world. He offers personalized training sessions covering the mental game process and can give golfers the tools they need to perform at their best when it matters most. He is a frequent contributor to Golf Magazine, Golf Digest, and Golf Channel’s The Morning Drive.
Dr. Bob Rotella
Dr. Bob Rotella is generally regarded as the world’s premier sports psychologist. A former Professor of Sports Psychology at the University of Virginia, he was named by Links magazine as one of the “Top 25 Instructors of All Time”. Golf World magazine named him one of the “Top 10 Golf Teachers of the 20th Century” and called him “Godfather of Sports Psychology for Golf”. Golf Magazine included him as one of the “Top 10 Teachers of the Decade”. Since 1984 the golfers Dr. Rotella has coached have won more than 300 tournaments and 74 Majors.
Dr. Brett Denkin
Dr. Brett Denkin has over 30,000 hours of experience as a sports psychologist, life coach, business coach, and licensed psychologist. He assists competitive athletes including golfers to perform at much higher levels and to achieve their dreams and goals. He helps athletes improve their performance significantly by learning to focus and concentrate better, manage their emotional states more effectively, become mentally tougher, improve their self-confidence, learn greater self-sufficiency, and to eliminate self-sabotage, the mental and emotional killer of success.
Dr. Deborah Graham
Dr. Deborah Graham specialises in golf performance coaching and was listed in 2013 by Golf Digest as one of their Top 10 Golf Psychologists. She has helped professional and amateur golfers from around the world and her client list includes over 400 players on the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour and Champions Tour, 21 of whom she has guided to 31 Major championships. She provides golf psychology coaching in person, on the phone, or via email, text, and Skype.
Dr. Gregg Steinberg
Dr. Gregg Steinberg is ranked by Golf Digest as one of the greatest golf psychologists in the world. He is head sports psychologist for both the International Golf Psychology Association and the United States Golf Federation. He has worked with golfers on both the PGA and LPGA tours as well as with collegiate teams and top ranked juniors. He has also appeared on the Golf Channel to speak about golf psychology and is the author of the best selling golf psychology book, Mental Rules for Golf.
Dr. Kate Kirby
Dr. Kate Kirby is the Head of Performance Psychology at the Sport Ireland Institute. She has worked at the highest level of sport for over a decade and works privately with athletes from individual sports such as golf and athletics, as well as players from a broad range of team sports.
Dr. Kevin Sverduk
Dr. Kevin Sverduk has been a sport psychology and performance coach for over 20 years and is a full-time faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology at Long Beach State, teaching courses in Sport Psychology, Motor Learning, and Coaching. His clients include PGA and LPGA touring professionals, highly ranked amateurs, collegiate golf teams, and elite junior players. He is the author of “The Performance Mindset: A Process-Oriented System for Golf Excellence”.
Dr. Michelle Cleere
Dr. Michelle Cleere has a PhD in Clinical Psychology and a Masters in Sports Psychology, and works as a Global Performance Coach, helping top athletes, musicians, and executives in competitive fields to unlock the power of the mind and create the mental toughness to be the best. She works with all levels of golfers – professional, college, and Q school golfers – and has published in Golf Teaching Pro Magazine.
Dr. Mo Pickens
Dr. Morris Pickens is a sports psychologist specializing in competitive performance enhancement. He helps athletes and business professionals reach their highest potential. His students have over 25 PGA Tour victories including 3 majors, over 200 amateur wins and one NCAA Championship. His client list includes Jonathan Byrd, Lucas Glover, Stewart Cink, Zach Johnson, Nick Watney and John Rollins.
Dr. Nick Molinaro
Dr. Nick Molinaro is a licensed psychologist with 35 years of experience. He specializes in clinical counseling psychology, sport psychology, executive assessment and performance enhancement. Dr. Molinaro develops customised plans for tour pros, serious amateurs, junior golfers, college players and weekend warriors to improve confidence, increase focus, and enhance composure on the course.
Dr. Noel Rousseau
Dr. Noel Rousseau is a PGA Advanced Fellow Professional with a PhD in Motor Learning. He is based in Wycombe Heights, UK, and runs an online golf learning platform that can genuinely transform your game. Subscribers gain full access to expert video tutorials, masterclasses, unlimited Q&A feedback, Movement Psychology advice and structured learning programmes. The platform is aimed at all golfers with a genuine interest in developing their game.
Fluid Motion Factor
Fluid Motion Factor is a revolutionary golf program created by Steven Yellen that teaches golfers how to consistently access their best golf swing and achieve the fluidity and effortlessness that comes with being “in the zone”. Mr. Yellen has worked with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA, LPGA, and Asian Tour professionals who have won five Major championships and over $75 million in prize money. The programme is endorsed by Scott McCarron, David Leadbetter and Gaby Lopez.
Front Foot Psychology
Front Foot Psychology is run by Dr. Darren Britton, a chartered psychologist based in the New Forest between Bournemouth and Southampton. Darren works with athletes of all ages and abilities to improve performance, mindset, wellbeing, and personal development. His work with golfers helps them set long-term goals for improving their game and teaches them how to manage their minds effectively so they can thrive under pressure on the course. Sessions can take place virtually or in person.
Dr. Gio Valiante has a PhD in Educational Psychology and serves as the mental game consultant to the Golf Channel and Golf Digest. Over the past 20 years, his players have earned over 50 professional wins and many amateur titles. In one year, his players were responsible for over 20% of the wins on the PGA Tour. He has worked with some of the game’s best players, including Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo, Jordan Speith, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson, Davis Love III and Matt Kuchar. In 2013 he was named No. 2 in Golf Digest’s Top 10 Golf Psychologists and is the author of two books, Fearless Golf and Golf Flow.
Golf Mind is a UK-based website designed for players, coaches and psychologists/mind coaches who would like to further their knowledge of the application of psychological skills in golf. The site also provides details of the work of Dr. Brian Hemmings, including his best-selling golf book and CD. Golf Mind also arranges events where the best sport psychologists and leading PGA coaches advise on how to improve the mental aspects of golf.
Golf Psychology Coaching
This is an online course that has been developed for golf teaching professionals and other committed individuals to enhance their coaching skills when working with players of all standards. It is based on 25 years of research and consultancy in golf psychology and is the only course of its type available in Europe. It is recognised as a formal learning opportunity by the PGA of GB&I, and is an approved education programme of the Confederation of Professional Golf (formerly the PGAs of Europe).
Golf State of Mind
David MacKenzie is a Mental Golf Coach and the founder of Golf State of Mind. While studying at the University of St. Andrews, David began research into how elite performers apply their minds to practice and play. He turned this research into his “Ultimate Mental Game Training System For Golf” which has been used by over 100k golfers worldwide. David works with individual golfers of all skill levels, from Junior and College golfers to Tour winners.
GolfPsych is a Tour-proven mental game coaching programme designed to train your mind like a Tour Pro. The GolfPsych system is built around the original research of Dr. Deborah Graham, designated by Golf Digest as one of the Top 10 Golf Psychologists. It has been used by over 400 Tour Pros who between them have won 31 Major Championships.
Ian Hardie is a New Zealand PGA golf coach. He offers a two-hour Practical Golf Psychology workshop on the role of the mind in allowing you to play well on golf course. It is also available as a downloadable PDF book.
Inner Coach Golf
Brian McGowan is an experienced coach based in Scotland who specialises in mental game coaching, NLP and hypnosis. He has worked alongside club players, top amateurs and Tour pros, helping them develop their mental game. His “Inner Golf Coach” audio programme shows you the way to think before, during and after the round; how to overcome anxiety, beat first tee nerves, improve your focus and concentration and play in the “Zone” more often.
Jared Tendler coaches professional athletes, poker players and financial traders on how to improve their mental game. His clients include institutional and individual traders, PGA Tour players, entrepreneurs, and world champion poker players. His Golf Psychology Coaching Programme helps golfers get to the root of their mental game problems and eliminate them once and for all.
John F. Murray
Dr. John F Murray has been providing sports and clinical psychology services to help individuals, organizations and teams succeed for more than 20 years. He is a best-selling author and columnist, media resource for sports psychology, and seminar leader for business and sports groups worldwide on topics such as performance enhancement and mental health. He has appeared many times on national television and radio and his commentary can be found in thousands of newspapers, magazines, trade journals and websites.
Jon Adler is a golf psychologist and coach based in Dorset, England. He has been coaching golfers since 2001, including players from the European, Seniors, Challenge, Euro Pro, EPD, Jamega and Pro66 Tours. He offers coaching by telephone or face-to-face to help golfers increase their ability to handle competitive play and play their best golf when it matters.