Mental Training

PG Live - John Weir and Kiel Alderink Episode 010

John Weir, Founder of Mental Golf Type, and Kiel Alderink, Operating Partner in the venture, join Proponent Group Live to discuss how understanding the 16 mental golf types and which of those types your student embodies can have a huge impact on your ability to successfully coach. Mental Golf Type is based on mental testing used by thousands of corporations around the globe. The focus is on understanding how an individual best manages their energy levels and stress levels when there is a consequence to their actions.

Paul Dewland - The Principled Approach: Is it the Same for the Elite Junior, Club Golfer and Tour Player? (Part I)

Paul Dewland gave a Show Week presentation that described the motivations, mental patterns and routes to success of top young golfers. With clients who play on the PGA Tour, the European Tour, the LPGA Tour and all the rest, the Orlando-based coach is a proven leader in mental-game performance. The best way to summarize his message is to quote the three categories he continually referred to: Things one can control fully, things one can influence or control indirectly and things over which one has zero control. How much energy and focus does a golfer place on each of the three is a question coaches need to address.

Paul Dewland - The Principled Approach: Is it the Same for the Elite Junior, Club Golfer and Tour Player? (Part II)

Paul Dewland gave a Show Week presentation that described the motivations, mental patterns and routes to success of top young golfers. With clients who play on the PGA Tour, the European Tour, the LPGA Tour and all the rest, the Orlando-based coach is a proven leader in mental-game performance. The best way to summarize his message is to quote the three categories he continually referred to: Things one can control fully, things one can influence or control indirectly and things over which one has zero control. How much energy and focus does a golfer place on each of the three is a question coaches need to address.

Dan Sniffin - Player and Caddie Mindset

Organizing on-course thought processes is a skill many golfers lack, but desperately need to optimize their on-course performance. Dan Sniffin shares how he utilizes playing lessons to observe and understand his players' mindset and then he helps them compartmentalize their thought processes when in each role.

Iain Highfield - Incorporating Mental Game Techniques in Practice for Your Students

Iain Highfield, Director of Mental Performance at Bishops Gate Golf Academy near Orlando, has formulated an eclectic mental performance program that he believes will help players experience freedom, flow and fun in competition and shares some of the keys to how it works in this session from the 2017 PGA Show.

Dr. Debbie Crews and Tim Suzor - Game Your Brain: The Science Behind Cognitive Training (Part I)

Thinq Sports through the leadership of Dr. Debbie Crews and Tim Suzor has developed a series of mental golf video games that they believe help golfers improve their focus on the golf course. In this presentation they explain the cognitive science behind these games and how they can help your students.

Dr. Debbie Crews and Tim Suzor - Game Your Brain: The Science Behind Cognitive Training (Part II)

Fred Shoemaker - Unlocking Your Students' Potential (Part I)

Fred Shoemaker has spent the past 30 years quietly transforming the way the game is thought of and taught. This presentation at Summit 2013 was Fred's first visit to a Proponent Group event and he delivered a very thoughtful look at human potential and how it translates into potential on the golf course.

Fred Shoemaker - Unlocking Your Students' Potential (Part II)

Fred Shoemaker - Unlocking Your Students' Potential (Part III)

Fred Shoemaker - Unlocking Your Students' Potential (Part IV)

John Weir - Teach To Your Student's Personality Profile to Speed Improvement (Part I)

John Weir, Director of Mental Golf Academy and Peak Performance Coach, presents his research on how to Teach to Your Student's Personality Profile to Speed Improvement. John works with a variety of high level athlete's and coaches to help both communicate more effectively with each other for improved results.

John Weir - Teach To Your Student's Personality Profile to Speed Improvement (Part II)

John Weir - Teach To Your Student's Personality Profile to Speed Improvement (Part III)

Dr. Gio Valiente- Fearless Golf

Sport Psychologist Dr. Gio Valiente speaks at the 2010 Instructor Summit in Dallas. Dr. Gio coaches dozens of players on the professional tours.

David Grecic - Self-Efficacy

With a PhD in Elite Sports Coaching from the University of Central Lancashire David Grecic shares the development strategies utilized for an athlete to build a belief in themselves and their abilities. During his 2018 PGA Show presentation he shares tactics to challenge each athlete so they can thrive in achieving their goals and tasks without damaging their self-efficacy.

Alison Curdt - Tapping Into Your Best Golf: The Art and Science of Bilateral Stimulation and other Psychological Tools Used in Golf Instruction

Alison Curdt holds degrees from Florida State in Psychology and Professional Golf Management and a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine. She's also a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counsellor, a PGA Master Professional and an LPGA member. During her 2018 PGA Show presentation you'll see her expertise is second to none when it comes to the practical application of the mental side of golf.