Coaching to sharpen your mental game
Head Smart Golf
Performance Mindset Coaching
Golf is played in two places: on the course and in your head. If you're looking to improve your golf, you need to work on your mental game as well as your technical game.
We all want to play better golf. Performance mindset coaching helps you overcome nerves and negative self talk. Learn to deal with the risks and enjoy the rewards when you're out on the course. No more feeling frustrated or wishing you could replay the last shot.
Through a series of one to one coaching sessions using golf psychology techniques you will change your approach to the game. I will give you strategies to take out on to the course from the first session.
Performance mindset coaching covers many aspects of the mental game including:
overcoming barriers to progress
review of goal setting and establishing a range of different goals
powerful use of imagery
managing negativity and your inner critic
learning relaxation and breathing techniques
"A bad attitude is worse than a bad swing”
How coaching works
Your coaching will begin with an assessment of your current goals and vision.
I will look at aspects of motivation and commitment, training and possibly use some performance profiling tools to see where we need to focus the coaching. I might come and play with you so we can chat through on course challenges and get a sense of priorities. We will discuss your training and how you structure your practice and get a thorough sense of where you are now.
From there we agree a plan and agree how we want to work together. This clearly depends on your time commitments, the goals you have and the way you prefer to work.
I coach in person or via Zoom or Skype, meaning you can access coaching wherever you are.
Do I need to be a professional?
No. Anyone who plays golf will benefit from improving their mental game. If you want to play better, then working on your mindset and fitness is as important as working on the range or putting hours in on your short game.
I coach clients all around the world, from beginners and amateurs in clubs, to pros and aspiring pros on a range of tours.
Practical exercises to take out on to the course
This is not an academic exercise. I am committed to giving you strategies to take out on to the course from the first session onwards. Each session will be accompanied by exercises to complete and we stay in contact between coaching sessions as you report back on your golf and success on the course.
How much does it cost?
A one to one coaching session is £150 and last 60-90 minutes. I ask clients to commit to 5 sessions * in order to make lasting change. Following that, clients can purchase one off sessions or, as many do, continue to see me every 4-6 weeks.
For those working on tour, sessions are generally on an ad hoc basis, as needed, or after tournaments or rounds.
If you are interested in finding out more, get in touch and we can schedule a time to chat.
*If the sessions are purchased in one go, I offer a £30 discount on the total price.
Helena and Dan are currently working wonders with our 16 year old daughter.. giving her confidence in her ability to become the golfer she strives to be ..
Talking about how she feels on and off the course and having a bespoke exercise routine have helped her believe in herself.
From exam stress to first tee nerves , Helena and Dan can provide coping strategies and it is lovely to see our little girl blossoming into a confident young lady on and off the course
I have started golf in my 40s and working with Helena helped me determine my goals and helped me establish good playing habits from the start. I am relatively new to golf and can categorically say that investing in my mental game has really helped me get my golf game going and on the right track. In particular she helped me bridge the gap between learning to swing on the range and then hit the course for the first time. We now play regularly and she can see my progress!
I was full of negative talk when on the course and found I would get in to a downward spiral as the round continued, never playing as well I know I can. Helena worked with me to address this negativity and we have made huge progress and my scores have improved. She also helped me address my nuturition and fitness which was a bonus!