Episodes
Welcome to the Golf Psychology Podcast by Dr. Patrick Coach of Peak Performance Sports. Dr. Cohn and his team of mental performance coaches work with junior to professional golfers to help them reach their goals and play more consistent golf. In the podcast, Dr. Cohn will do a deep dive into preshot routines. In this podcast, you learn: How to Have an Excellent Preshot Routine for Golfers. Learn how to improve your preshot routine using mental preparation skills. Dr. Cohn does a deep dive...
Published 03/31/24
Published 03/31/24
In this episode, Dr. Cohn answers a question from a reader about How New Golfers Can Improve Learning. KATHY: Learning golf as a middle-aged adult is totally different than learning when younger. It's like learning a foreign language as an adult versus as a child. It’s harder to just let things happen and play with abandon. It’s hard to not over think constantly. How can you help newer golfers with this? Peak Performance Sports, LLC helps athletes and performers improve mental skills for...
Published 08/17/23
In this episode, Dr. Cohn answers a question from a reader about How to Play Relaxed Golf in Match Play PETER: I have anxiety when I am put in match play situations. I only took up golf 3 years ago and have got down to 6.6. I come from a professional sports background and have some emotional scar tissue from missed goals at crucial times etc. How can I play more relaxed golf? Peak Performance Sports, LLC helps athletes and performers improve mental skills for success in sports. We work with...
Published 07/27/23
In this episode, Dr. Cohn answers a question from a reader about How to focus better on the course? HOLLY: I am easily distracted by other golfers, the cars driving by, music playing somewhere, people whispering, conversations, pace of play. I often get upset with these distractions. How can I focus better on the course? Peak Performance Sports, LLC helps athletes and performers improve mental skills for success in sports. We work with athletes in all sports - junior to professional - via...
Published 07/06/23
In this episode, Dr. Cohn answers a question from a reader about How can I be better, if You Can’t Visualize Your Golf Shot GRANT: I have a very hard time ‘visualizing’; it’s hard for me to see a mental picture or movie of the ball flight or the target like Jack Nicklaus talks about. How can I be better with this? Peak Performance Sports, LLC helps athletes and performers improve mental skills for success in sports. We work with athletes in all sports - junior to professional - via video...
Published 06/15/23
In this episode, Dr. Cohn answers a question from a reader about Do You Walk Off the Course in Disgust and Frustration? JACKIE: I walked off the course today after 13 holes, not because I was injured or even playing that badly.  I walked off in disgust and frustration… I’m frustrated that when I’m putting well, I’m driving the ball poorly.  When I’m chipping well, my irons go limp. I can’t put together a solid round. What am I doing wrong? How do I put a good round together? Peak...
Published 05/25/23
In this episode, Dr. Cohn answers a question from a reader about Golfers Who Play Down to the Level of Competitors. SCOTT: I play better when I compete with better players, but I also play worse with higher handicapped golfers. I find myself losing focus and not using the same pre-shot routine. I’m disappointed when I don’t use a consistent pre-shot routine when playing with golfers below my ability. Thank you so much for your response and keep up the awesome work in the golf psychology...
Published 05/04/23
In this episode, Dr. Cohn answers a question from a reader about How to Manage the Driver Yips. CHAD: I have driver yips and once it creeps in around mid-round… It messes with my confidence. Technically, I’ve always struggled with the upswing and I know my tendency is to hit down and lean too far towards the target causing high pop ups. But I can’t seem to pull out of it. Any ideas for me? Peak Performance Sports, LLC helps athletes and performers improve mental skills for success in...
Published 04/13/23
In this episode, Dr. Cohn answers a question from a reader about How would we cope with that and give the task a realistic difficulty rating of the shot... RALPH: Hey Doc, great insights! I know my level of my abilities in Golf, but I overestimate the task at hand. And that makes me feel nervous and tentative. A routine shot becomes a difficult shot. How would I cope with that and give the task a realistic difficulty rating? Thanks for your videos! Peak Performance Sports, LLC helps...
Published 03/23/23
In this episode, Dr. Cohn answers a question from a reader about why golfers get the putting yips when they think it's important to make putts. Here's the question of the week: PAUL: I’m a 10-12 handicap, 54 years old, play about twice a week, and I have the putting yips but, I don’t think it is about fear of embarrassment. Instead, it is about being seen as good by winning the match. The longer I wait my turn to putt, the worse it gets. When I don’t care about the putt—I’m out of the hole,...
Published 03/02/23
In this episode, Dr. Cohn answers a question from a reader about how to do better with a one shot at a time mindset. Here is the question of the week: TIM: I am now reading your book “Going Low” and am finding it so helpful. How do I train my mind to have no thoughts or just one thought during the swing? If I were to have only one thought, do you have any suggestions as to what it should be? Your thoughts and words have truly ignited me to be mentally as strong as I possibly can be. Peak...
Published 02/09/23
In this episode, Dr. Patrick Cohn interviews, Chris Finn, a Licensed Physical Therapist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Titleist Performance Institute Certified Medical Professional, Certified Precision Nutrition Coach and a Golf Digest Top 50 Golf Fitness Professional. He has grown Par4Success from the back of his car into a Golf Performance and Direct Pay Physical Therapy industry leader. He and his team work with golfers of all abilities and ages to swing faster, play...
Published 01/22/23
Do you experience brain freeze over your short pots and you become unsure of what to think of the ball? In this week's golf psychology session, mental game of golf expert and author of The Mental Game of Golf, Dr. Cohn, responds to a question from Sanji who had this to say about his game: SANJI: What should I be thinking when I get over my putt? The line? My stroke? My follow through? Nothing? Typically, when I get over the ball on a short putt, my brain freezes, and my hands snap like a...
Published 10/16/22
Do you get nervous during your first tee shots or have the first tee jitters and then conclude that you're anxious? In this week's golf psychology session, mental game of golf expert and author of The Mental Game of Golf, Dr. Cohn, responds to a question from Julie who had this to say about her game: JULIE: I get nervous on my first tee shot. I think you have called this the first tee jitters. How can I get rid of the nervous and anxious feeling on the first tee so I can hit a good shot? ...
Published 09/25/22
Do you visualize your golf shot before you execute it and yet it doesn't go the way you visualized it? In this week's golf psychology session, mental game of golf expert and author of The Mental Game of Golf, Dr. Cohn, responds to a question from Payton who had this to say about her game: PAYTON: "I try to visualize a good shot as I get ready to hit each shot. But sometimes the shot does not come off the way I saw it in my mind. How do I visualize and then carry on when you don’t pull off...
Published 09/04/22
Are you unsure what to think over the ball in order to hit your best shot? In this week's golf psychology session, mental game of golf expert and author of The Mental Game of Golf, Dr. Cohn, responds to a question from Sam who had this to say about his game: SAM: "I’m unsure what to think over the ball to help me hit good shots. And how do I convince myself over the ball that I am going to hit a good shot, and to have less tension in my swing? How do I know what thoughts to have before I...
Published 08/14/22
Do you have trouble applying your great practice swing during the rounds? In this week's golf psychology session, mental game of golf expert and author of The Mental Game of Golf, Dr. Cohn, responds to a question from Susan who had this to say about her game: SUSAN: "I am a talented golfer who practices nearly every day and hit very good shots during practice, but have a hard time taking my practice swing to the golf course. How can I take my practice swing to the course and build trust in...
Published 07/24/22
Do you have trouble focusing and get annoyed in a slow play? In this week's golf psychology session, mental game of golf expert and author of The Mental Game of Golf, Dr. Cohn, responds to a question from John who had this to say about his game: JOHN: "I get really annoyed with slow play and it makes me frustrated when it’s time to play my shot. What can I do when the playing partners are very slow and I have a lot of time to think. By the way, I normally like to play quick. I think I play...
Published 07/03/22
In this week's golf psychololgy podcast, mental of golf expert and author of The Mental Game of Golf, Dr. Cohn, responds to a question from James who has trouble with the yips: JAMES: "Patrick, I am a long-time customer of yours. But alas!  The yips still give me trouble a lot of the time. Just wondering: what do you think of hypnosis? Are you skilled at using it to help your clients?" Listen to the podcast now to learn what Dr. Cohn has to say about the basic yet important things that a...
Published 06/12/22
Do you have trouble achieving consistency in the golf course? In this week's golf psychology session, mental game of golf expert and author of The Mental Game of Golf, Dr. Cohn, responds to a question from Rick who had this to say about his game: RICK: "My rounds are up and down. I tend to be inconsistent from day to day with my game. One day I shoot 85 and the next 75. How do I be more consistent with my scores in golf?" Listen to the podcast now to learn what Dr. Cohn has to say about how...
Published 05/22/22
Do need help with postgame assessment to improve your game? In this week's golf psychology session, mental game of golf expert and author of The Mental Game of Golf, Dr. Cohn, responds to a question from Jack who had this to say about his game: JACK: I wonder if you have any tips or programs for “Postgame assessment no matter if I win or lose the match? I’m trying to identify the good parts of my game and the bad parts that need to improve? Listen to the podcast now to learn what Dr. Cohn has...
Published 05/01/22
Do you struggle to swing freely in tournaments? Does your golf swing feel controlled as if you have the full swing yips? In this week's golf psychology session, mental game of golf expert and author of The Mental Game of Golf, Dr. Cohn, responds to a question from  Robert who had this to say about his game: ROBERT: The front nine on my driver seems fine. When I start the back nine, I can’t start my downswing without some type of pause or hitch and then the next thing you know it’s all upper...
Published 04/09/22
In this week's podcast, Dr. Cohn interviews certified MGCP and now successful Golf Performance Coach, Rick Sessinghaus. He is one of the few voted in the top 50 Golf Coaches in the United States. Listen to the podcast now to learn what Dr. Cohn has to say about how to integrate your physical and mental skills on the golf course. Great Resources for Golfers: Download a free golf psychology report to improve your preshot routine. Visit Golf Psychology Coach for more mental game articles and...
Published 03/06/22
Do have trouble finishing off a good round because you're focusing too much on the score? In this week's golf psychology session, mental game of golf expert and author of The Mental Game of Golf, Dr. Cohn, responds to a question from Chris who had this to say about his game: "What do you do in a mental training session with golfers? And what things do you talk about?" Listen to the podcast now to learn what Dr. Cohn has to say about how to overcome anxieties on the golf course. Great...
Published 01/17/22