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Category Archives: Golf Psychology

Boost your student’s mental games with situational similarity

Posted on by Gregg Steinberg, USGTF Level IV Member

Aaron Baddeley came out blistering hot in the first round of the 2013 Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation to shoot a 64 (eventually finishing T27).  It was an amazing start for someone who has not played competitive … Continue reading

Teach your students to make every course be thier favorite course

Posted on by Gregg Steinberg, USGTF Level IV Member

There’s an old saying in golf: “Different horses for different courses.” Some players just think and play better on certain courses.  This mental game principle fits Steve Stricker to a tee. Defending his crown, Stricker raced to a strong second-place … Continue reading

Diversify your life’s portfolio to increase your happiness and productivity

Posted on by Gregg Steinberg, USGTF Level IV Member

Brandt Snedecker won the 2012 Tour Championship as well as the FedEx Cup for a whopping $11.4 million. When we see his victory from a distance, we might come to believe it was his ability to hit fairways and fantastic … Continue reading

The Olympic Mindset of Golf

Posted on by Gregg Steinberg, USGTF Level IV Member

Everyone gets nervous: You, me, and even Olympic athletes, including the great Michael Phelps. We all get butterflies when the situation is important to us. That is human nature. The difference is how we view this nervousness.   There is … Continue reading

Learning a Skill

Posted on by Thomas Wartelle, USGTF Level IV Member

Successful teachers transmit information to their students in the most effective manner possible. To help achieve this goal, it is important to understand how the student receives the information the teacher is sending him. In simple terms, sports performance is … Continue reading


Posted on by Mark Harman, USGTF Level IV Member

There’s an old saying, “It’s not what happens to you but how you react.” Kyle Stanley reacted in a spectacular way to failure.   On the 72nd hole of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, Stanley had a 3-stroke … Continue reading