Golf Psychology Directory (K-Z)
Karl Morris Mind Factor
Karl Morris is widely regarded as Europe’s leading performance coach. He provides cutting-edge mental game products focusing on peak performance and goal achievement aimed at ambitious players and coaches. His client list includes Louis Oosthuizen, Graeme McDowell, Darren Clarke, Lee Westwood, Paul McGinley, Alison Nicholas and Trish Johnson. He has also worked with top-class amateurs, including numerous Walker Cup and Curtis Cup players, and is a consultant to the PGA of Great Britain and Europe.
Keith Kaufman, PhD
Keith A. Kaufman, Ph.D., PLLC, is a Clinical and Sport Psychologist based in Washington, DC and Fairfax, VA. He is the author of “Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement: Mental Training for Athletes and Coaches” and co-hosts the Mindful Sport Performance Podcast.
Louise Ellis is a BASES-Accredited Sport & Exercise Scientist with 16 years of experience in sport psychology. She works with professional golfers on the European Men’s Tour, America’s EGolf Professional tour (feeder tour to the PGA), Challenge Tour, Euro Pro and Ladies European Tour. Her current clients include European Tour winners, EGolf Tour winners and amateur golfers representing England. She also provides support to keen recreational golfers wishing to improve their handicap.
Mastering Golf Psychology
The International Golf Psychology Association (IGPA) trains players in the mental game of golf. It offers a golf psychology certification course called Mastering Golf Psychology which focuses on improving golfers’ mental skills in 6 main areas; awareness, confidence, overcoming anxiety, concentration, motivation and practice. The course is approved for continuing education by the PGA and LPGA and is also endorsed and recommended by the International PGA and the United States Golf Teaching Federation (USGTF).
Mental Golf Type
Mental Golf Type is a program designed by John Weir and Kiel Alderink. John Weir is the author of Golfer’s Guide to Mental Fitness, and co-founder of the Mental Golf Academy, which provides mental performance coaching to golfers worldwide. Kiel Alderink is the Head Mental Game, Performance Coach and Operating Partner of Mental Golf Type. He is a Golf Digest Top Teacher Under 40 in America, a Golf Digest Top Teacher in Illinois, and a Golf Academy of America Top 25 Teacher. He works with professionals and college players on improving their mental game and performance.
Mindset Sports Psychology
Adam Berry has been involved in sports for over 20 years and has a Masters in Sports Psychology from California Southern University. He has worked extensively with athletes of all ages and skill levels, from youths through to the professional ranks, and can help them overcome obstacles, break down barriers, and go on to perform at their absolute peak. He is based in Scottsdale, AZ.
MVP Mentality Sports Psychology
MVP Mentality is a sports psychology practice based in Boca Raton, FL, under the directorship of Dr. Lauren Swenson Hennessy. Dr. Hennessy received her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Miami, and got her Masters and PhD in Clinical Psychology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She works with athletes of all ages and skill levels from a variety of both team and individual sports, including golf, and helps them overcome the mental obstacles that are affecting their athletic performance and preventing them from achieving their goals.
Neale Smith played professional golf for 10 years, winning 5 tournaments, including the 1992 USPGA Tour Qualifying School and the 1999 MTS Classic on the Canadian Tour. He finished in the top ten 15 times in his career and played the USPGA Tour, Australasian PGA Tour, Canadian Tour, Asian Tour, Von Nida Tour, Golden State Tour, and Tommy Armour Tour. With a Masters in Sports Psychology, he works as a Performance Enhancement Consultant for Tour pros, amateur, college and junior golfers, and athletes from other sports. Among the players he has coached are Ricky Barnes, Marc Leishman, Colt Knost, Hunter Mahan and Jason Day. He was named among Golf Digest’s Top 10 Golf Psychologists in 2013.
PeakSports.com was founded by Dr. Patrick Cohn in 1996 and was the first website devoted to mental training and peak performance in sports. Over the last 25 years, Peak Performance Sports has continued to be the online leader in sports psychology, offering a wide range of mental coaching products, including books, CDs, online programs and seminars. In addition, mental game coaches looking to achieve a professional certification can take one of Dr. Cohn’s live, self-paced or one-on-one Mental Game Coaching Professional (MGCP) certification programmes.
Renegade Golf is owned by Stephen Ladd and Bill Gladwell and is part of their parent company, The Human Form Fitness LLC. Renegade Mental Golf is a coaching system that attacks golfers’ mental roadblocks and gets them into peak performance form using self-hypnosis, NLP, relaxation and mental focus. Based in Columbus, OH.
Seattle Sport Psychology
Seattle Sport Psychology is a clinical sport psychology practice that works with current and former athletes and coaches on performance-related concerns and life issues outside of sport. Areas of focus include performance anxiety, perfectionism, handling success, improving confidence, increasing focus and concentration, dealing with injuries, managing pressure and expectations, and post-sports career issues. Based in Bellevue, WA.
SelfHypnosis.com was established in 2002 and offers more than 175 high-quality self-hypnosis recordings designed to target a range of issues. The recordings use advanced hypnotherapy and NLP techniques and are carefully scripted and voiced by professional hypnotherapists who have a combined 75+ years of experience in hypnotherapy. Their “Great Golf” CD and MP3 download is designed to help golfers develop relaxation skills that can significantly improve their game.
Sport Excellence is a UK-based group that offers sports psychology support to athletes and coaches. Their Golf Psychology Blog covers topics such as dealing with nerves before competing, staying in the present, and transferring your game from the practice ground to the course. They also host a podcast called “Demystifying Mental Toughness”. Based in Tyne and Wear, UK.
Sport Psychology Movement Institute
The Sport Psychology Movement Institute (SPMI) is a mental toughness training company for athletes of all ages and skill levels. SPMI trains athletes to develop a champion’s mindset while learning mental toughness skills to succeed in every competitive situation. SPMI works with over 50 different sports in 4 locations in South Florida. They also provide 1-on-1 online mental training for athletes from anywhere in the world and group training sessions for teams, schools and academies. Based in Aventura, Coconut Grove, Doral and Pembroke Pines, FL.
SportsPsychologist.com is the website of Dr Victor Thompson, a Clinical Sports Psychologist based in London. An accomplished athlete himself, he has worked with athletes of all ages and skill levels for more than 10 years. He helps golfers develop the mental skills they need to improve their golf as well as overcoming more complex sports-related issues like low mood/depression, slumps and injuries. He is available for face-to-face consultations as well as remotely via Skype and other platforms.
Sports Psychology Golf
Sports Psychology Golf offers custom mental golf coaching with Dr. Patrick Cohn in Orlando, FL, or from anywhere in the world via phone, Skype, or video conferencing. Dr. Cohn has helped golfers of all levels win, including junior and collegiate players as well as mini-tour, Canadian Tour, PGA Tour and LPGA Tour players. He is the author of The Golfer’s Mental Edge CD program, Going Low, Peak Performance Golf, The Mental Game of Golf, and The Mental Art of Putting.
Steve G. Jones
Steve G. Jones, Clinical Hypnotherapist, has created the Winning Golf self-hypnosis programme to help golfers overcome all obstacles between them and a winning golf game. The programme is designed to remove stress and anxiety, help golfers to envision themselves in a winning position, and increase confidence in their own innate abilities.
Texas Center For Sport Psychology
The Texas Center For Sport Psychology was founded by Dr. Julie L. Wiernik in 2010. Dr. Wiernik specializes in clinical and sport psychology and works with athletes at all levels to help them reach optimal performance. She provides a variety of services for athletes including individual training, performance consulting, team/group building and workshops for coaches. Based in San Antonio, TX.
The Golf Psychologist
The Golf Psychologist is a UK website offering individual coaching to elite and recreational golfers as well as group sessions. Coaching is provided in-person and online. Topics covered include individual performance enhancement, mental training exercises, biofeedback, injury support and coach development. Based in Cambridge, UK.
The Golf Psychology Podcast
The Golf Psychology Podcast is hosted by Mental Golf Game Expert Dr. Patrick Cohn at Peaksports.com. Dr. Cohn answers listeners’ questions and discusses ways for golfers of all levels, from weekend amateurs to Tour players, to improve their mental game using strategies he has developed over the last 20 years of his career.
The Martin Effect
Martin Perry has studied the secrets of confidence for the last 24 years and his personal coaching, books and workshops have helped many people take their confidence to another level. In 2013 he helped Colin Montgomerie take the Senior Masters Title at Woburn, followed by victory in the US Senior Open. He can help golfers of all levels develop simple but highly effective strategies to get them playing to the best of their ability.
Winning Edge Sports Psychology
Winning Edge Psychological Services was founded by licensed psychologist Joe Lenac. With a background in clinical and sport psychology he works with individuals, teams, coaches, athletic departments and organizations. Sessions can be arranged in-person as well as via phone, teleconferencing and email. Based in St. Louis, MO.
Dr. Joseph Parent is an expert in Performance Psychology and has coached the mental game of golf for over 40 years. Dr. Parent has worked with major champions, other top golf professionals, and amateurs at every level. He coached Vijay Singh and Cristie Kerr to No. 1 in the World Golf Rankings and was named by Golf Digest as one of their “Top 10 Golf Psychologists”. He offers individual and small group coaching, as well as clinics and events, and is also available for remote coaching.