Author Archives: Joan

The Mental Putting Game

Chances are you spend most of your practice time trying to perfect your golf swing. There has been a mindset change in young world-class golfers to focus instead primarily on getting the ball into the hole. Putting is the great … Continue reading

Lower your golf scores with good tempo

Phil Mickelson hit only five fairways on the weekend at last week’s Safeway Open in Napa, California, but carded a 12-under 276 third place finish, three shots behind the winner Brendan Steele. After hitting only two fairways in the first … Continue reading

How do I trust my golf swing under pressure?

First of all, you need to acknowledge that you have created the pressure. The pressure and resultant anxiety probably come from your habit of focusing on how you are doing in comparison to others. The judgment or ‘what-if’ scenario that … Continue reading

Are your subconscious thoughts sabotaging your golf game?

Over the last 25 years, I have been helping golfers and other athletes learn how to perform at their peak performance levels through an understanding and awareness of Self. The mental game of golf is not about just being stronger … Continue reading

Mental Tips to Access your Peak Performances in end of Season Tournaments

The 2017 golf tournament season is winding down now with winners being decided in club championships all the way up to the professional President’s Cup being played next week at Liberty National Golf Club, Jersey City, New Jersey. Whether you are playing … Continue reading

What is the easiest shot in golf?

Why is a two to four-foot putt so difficult to make? Sam Snead said the easiest shot in golf is the fourth putt (because the pressure is off). The putting stroke is one of the simplest skills in all of … Continue reading

10 Mental Tips for Winning Your Club Championship

As we approach the end of the summer, leagues and clubs are holding their championship tournaments. Under the pressure of wanting to play well and win, golfers can become anxious and lose focus. When their swings become erratic trying to … Continue reading

Put yourself in the zone for peak performances and your lowest scores

My intention for the past 25 years as a mental golf coach is to show golfers how to construct a solid mental golf game by combining their assets in their mental, physical, emotional and spiritual bodies. All of these components … Continue reading

How can I avoid making big numbers in my golf game?

There are many mental factors that make up a consistent round of golf, such as desire, realistic expectations, and confidence in your ability to perform. Consistency comes from practicing your skills until you are confident that you can execute the shot … Continue reading

Do you put pressure on yourself to win?

 The golf media is always promoting the newest best golfer who hasn’t won a major. This keeps changing as the last four major championships have been won by players who had previously never won a major championship. The latest was … Continue reading