Episodes
Published 03/14/24
How do you get confidence and trust and commitment and get rid of the yips, all without actually trying to get rid of them? My hope is that you’ll leave this episode with some better knowledge of how to navigate the obstacles and failures that golf constantly throws at us. ----- Mentioned in this episode: Mark Manson's YouTube video: How to Get What You Want By Letting Go Free Mental Game Assessment ----- Get 10% off a Divot Board! Go to divotboard.com/mentalgolfshow and use the code...
Published 03/14/24
On this episode we’re going to be talking about handling playing partners that get under your skin and make you play worse. And we’re going to build a strong mental foundation for handling anything that golf throws at you. ----- The Divot Board Go to divotboard.com/mentalgolfshow and use the code 'MentalGolf10' to get 10% off your purchase Yes, I get a little cut when you use my link. Thank you! 🙏😇🤑 ----- Take the Mental Game Assessment⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and learn your top mental game traits and your...
Published 03/07/24
On this episode, we'll be discussing expectations, expectation management, and the deeper psychology of expectations, needing to play well, wanting to play well, and how to better handle when the pressure and emotions cause you to make steery, guidey, protective swings. ----- Mentioned in this episode: Everything is F*cked by Mark Manson on Amazon The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson Raymond Prior's Golf Beneath the Surface Podcast on Apple Podcasts and Spotify ----- The Divot...
Published 02/29/24
On this episode we have Mike & Eli from the Chasing Scratch podcast. For the 3 people that haven’t heard of or listened to Chasing Scratch, Mike & Eli started a journey back in 2018 at 11 handicaps and were trying to get to scratch in a year. I won’t spoil anything for you but it’s been 6 years since then and they’re still doing the podcast, so I’ll let you deduce whether or not they’ve made it to scratch. We talk: - what it's like to run a big podcast and get a lot of attention - why...
Published 02/06/24
In this episode of The Mental Golf Show, we have Evan Singer, the host of the Par Train podcast. We talk about overcoming obstacles, finding clarity, and embracing challenges. We discuss visualization and vocalization techniques, as well as the importance of balance between technique and being present as an athlete. We also explore the broader life lessons that golf teaches us. Overall, this episode provides valuable insights for improving your mental game and enjoying the...
Published 01/30/24
On this episode we’ve got John Weir, the creator of Mental Golf Type. Mental Golf Type is an incredible tool for understanding yourself better, learning why you are the way you are, and how to lean into who you are to help you play your best golf. You’re going to leave this episode with a better understanding of the importance of self-awareness, and some actionable tools that you can use to improve your psychology, and therefore improve your golf game. If you can better handle the things you...
Published 01/11/24
On this episode we’re going to be talking about goal setting and achieving. You’re going to leave this episode with knowledge about goal setting, a step by step process for achieving your goals, and towards the end we’re going to walk through a scientifically proven exercise for helping you initiate and stick to your habits. ----- The Divot Board Go to divotboard.com/mentalgolfshow and use the code 'MentalGolf10' to get 10% off your purchase Yes, I get a little cut when you use my link...
Published 01/05/24
On this episode we’ve got Part 2 of my conversation with Jayson Nickol. We’re going to be talking about: the improvement curve shifting your skill bell curve to be better why do we swing worse when there’s a golf ball there? the difficulty of making swing changes the value of slow motion swings Jayson’s mental game and his own swing changes And wait til the end… we get into one of the most important questions that can be asked. Jayson is a golf coach who works with players on Skillest, but...
Published 11/21/23
On this episode we’ve got Jayson Nickol. Jayson is a military veteran, a swing instructor on Skillest, but even more than that he’s a coach of the whole game. We have some fascinating stuff on this one. We talk about: Jayson’s history with injury and how that makes him particularly well-equipped to help golfers swing within their own bodies He’s got an insane story about an injury he got while on the battlefield We also talk a lot about Chasing Scratch, and particularly his work with Mike...
Published 11/14/23
On this episode we’re going to be talking about how to bring your range game to the golf course and why that proves so difficult. You should leave this episode with an actionable way to think the next time you go play. ----- The Divot Board Go to divotboard.com/mentalgolfshow and use the code 'MentalGolf10' to get 10% off your purchase Yes, I get a little cut when you use my link 🙏😇🤑 ----- Custom Weekly Practice Plan Do you want to get the most out of your practice time? Let Josh hand-build...
Published 11/02/23
On this episode, we’re going to be talking about: how Mark Broadie spends his practice time what he learned from watching Luke Donald practice how to quantify the mental game how good is Mark Broadie’s mental game is there a statistical change under pressure how much does distance really matter a great explanation of strokes gained and more ----- Mark Broadie on Twitter/X Mark Broadie’s Golf Metrics stat tracking app ----- The Divot Board Go to divotboard.com/mentalgolfshow and use the code...
Published 10/31/23
On this episode we’re going to be talking about confidence: why your confidence can be fragile what are some more solid sources of confidence and how this will help you play with more freedom You should leave this episode with actionable ways to be more sustainably confident with your golf game. ----- The Divot Board Go to divotboard.com/mentalgolfshow and use the code 'MentalGolf10' to get 10% off your purchase. Yes, I get a little cut when you use my link 🙏😇🤑 ----- Custom Weekly Practice...
Published 10/26/23
On this episode we’ve got Mark Broadie, golf analytics extraordinaire.  We’re going to be talking about who Mark Broadie is what golf analytics is why is it valuable for us to even care about stats how adjusting your aim helps you save strokes what stats and analytics does for confidence can knowing your stats actually hurt your game and more! ----- Mark Broadie on Twitter/X ----- The Divot Board Go to divotboard.com/mentalgolfshow and use the code 'MentalGolf10' to get 10% off your...
Published 10/24/23
On this episode we’ve got Part 2 of 2 with Ryan Mouque. We talk about: whether or not you should think about your swing while you play how much should you work on at a time how invested in a coach should you be how to get the most out of a lesson the value of knowing your own swing tendencies and getting it done with ugly golf ----- Ryan Mouque's links Ryan on twitter ryanmouquegolf.com Ryan on YouTube Ryan on Skillest ----- The Divot Board Go to divotboard.com/mentalgolfshow and use the code...
Published 10/17/23
On this Golf Thought Thursday episode we’re going to be talking about closing out good rounds, why we tend to play better at the end of rounds that have gone off the rails, and how those are related. ----- Custom Weekly Practice Plan Do you want to get the most out of your practice time? Let Josh hand-build your practice plan using your stats and your time availability so that you can start practicing more efficiently. ----- Are you a competitive golfer? Interested in working 1-on-1 with...
Published 10/12/23
On this episode we’ve got Ryan Mouque. He’s a swing instructor and he does lessons on Skillest, but he’s a lot more than that. We get into his thoughts on his swing philosophy, the learning process that he takes students on, how to long to stick with a swing change or swing coach even if you’re not seeing quick progress, and more. This part 1 is less about mental game specific stuff and more about some helpful ways to think about swing progress and instruction, which I think is a key...
Published 10/10/23
On this episode we’re going to be talking about positive self-talk, expecting things to go great, trying to make things go exactly how you want them to… and why that sets you up for failure. You’re going to leave this episode with a better mental strategy than positive self-talk. ----- Custom Weekly Practice Plan Do you want to get the most out of your practice time? Let Josh hand-build your practice plan using your stats and your time availability so that you can start practicing more...
Published 10/05/23
On this episode we’ve got part 2 of 2 of my conversation with Kiel Alderink. If you haven’t heard episode 1 it’s got some great stuff in it so I encourage you to go listen to it. In this episode we’re going to be talking about - sticking to a process of improvement rather than jumping right into fix mode - learning your own discomfort level and preparing for it and overcoming it - building your game to have confidence when the pressure is on - and more ----- Kiel Alderink's links 10x Better...
Published 10/03/23
On this episode we’re going to be talking about how to properly warmup before a round of golf, from a mental perspective. You’re going to learn why the unhelpful ways we sometimes warmup can lead to issues on the course, and how going at your pre-round warm up from a place of better psychology will allow you to play better. ----- Custom Weekly Practice Plan Do you want to get the most out of your practice time? Let Josh hand-build your practice plan using your stats and your time availability...
Published 09/28/23
On this episode we’ve got part 1 of my conversation with Kiel Alderink. He’s one of the best young instructors in the country and has been a highly skilled, influential coach in the industry for years now. We’re going to be talking about: - what Kiel does with players to help them perform better - how long to stick with a swing change or a putter or a swing instructor - how to manage your expectations with getting better - should you make major changes to your golf swing - and more I expect...
Published 09/26/23
On this episode we’re going to be talking about the number one thing that helps you play your best on a shot by shot and round by round basis. We all know that mental game issues make us play worse, but on this episode you’re going to learn why, and how to turn that around and play up to your potential. ----- Custom Weekly Practice Plan Do you want to get the most out of your practice time? Let Josh hand-build your practice plan using your stats and your time availability so that you can...
Published 09/21/23
On this episode we’ve got part 2 of 2 of my conversation with Michael Leonard. We talk about: a different kind of goal for your round having a consistently detailed structure what it’s like to play q school as an amateur techniques to move on from bad shots what better players do that average players don’t playing your own game and being true to yourself And more You should walk away from this episode having a better mentality around leaning into your own game and not trying to be something...
Published 09/19/23
On this episode we’re going to be talking about watching leaderboards and knowing where you stand and knowing your score during a round. Is it good, bad, should you avoid it at all costs or would it be helpful to know? ----- Are you a competitive golfer? Interested in working 1-on-1 with Josh as your Golf Psychology Coach? Email Josh directly at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠[email protected]⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ or head to ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠joshnicholsgolf.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. ----- Take the Mental Game Assessment⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and learn your top...
Published 09/14/23
On this episode we’ve got Michael Leonard of Wicked Smart Golf. We’re going to be talking about - how to get into a good mental space before the round - why expecting bad things to happen is actually a good strategy - how to catch yourself when you’re going mentally off the rails - and more And this is just part 1 of 2, so stay tuned for more on the next episode with Michael. You’ll hear him talk about it but he quit his 6 figure job to fully dive into golf from both a business side and a...
Published 09/12/23