Golf is a challenging game and many golfers are frustrated with their performance. The most overlooked area that will make the biggest difference is the MENTAL GAME of GOLF. Golfers have struggled to find ways to be consistent through traditional golf instruction or buying the latest state of the art driver. Peak performance in golf is the ability to integrate your mind, body, and swing to shoot lower scores and with an increased enjoyment of the game.
What Rick Sessinghaus, “Golf’s Mental Coach” teaches is a system of improvement that integrates his PERFORM System. The psychology of golf has become more accepted as a way to lower scores, yet so many are still confused about what it is and how to apply it to their game.
This consists of:
Purpose: Have a goal, target, intention with every round and practice session
Emotion/Energy: Maintain proper emotions and energy level during the round
Role: Understand the behavior that match the role of a great golfer
Focus: Pay attention to what is relevant in the present and what can be controlled
Optimal State: Believe in success with the needed confidence and attitude level
Resilience: Utilize the tools to overcome any challenge
Mastery: Take responsibility for your actions and results by creating a routine
PERFORM Mental Game Profile helps us identify performance gaps revolved around:
DISC measures the degree of Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Conscientious behavior. Everyone has their unique level of each in the context of their role in sport. (Other profiling tools say you are this or that. DISC measures as a scale, which is more accurate and useful; and allows rapid comparisons to be made.)
The four-quadrant model explains the behavior of people with high degrees of D, I, S and C. For example, someone with a high level of Dominance, is direct and faster-paced (x-axis); guarded and goal focused (y-axis). In contrast, someone who has a high Steadiness, is indirect and slower-paced (x-axis); open and relationship oriented (y-axis).
Conflict can occur with people of different DISC styles due to their conflicting priorities (the y-axis, task/goal vs relationship/people focus) and/or their pace (x-axis, slower vs faster).
Athlete Assessments’ behavioral profiles are all about understanding the drivers of coaches, athletes and sports professionals. The AthleteDISC, CoachDISC and ManagerDISC profiles use proven profiling techniques and based on decades of behavioral research and many years of top level sporting experience. After completing your questionnaire, which takes just 7-10 minutes, you receive an in depth 44-page personalized report. Your report analyzes your personal style, strengths and limitations and gives you tools and strategies you can start using straight away.
Begin Training Using the Perform System
On-Course Coaching Helps Achieve:
I am a certified Focus Band trainer. The Focus Band measures your arousal state while performing a swing routine and is able to measure and highlight to the golfer areas that are causing mental blockages. As the mental coach I can now apply drills to ensure the golfer is now free of mental chatter and is able to Focus and swing with minimal anxiety and tension. When you start a motor pattern from the same arousal level as when it was practiced, the motor pattern will be able to be retrieved and executed with accuracy and consistency. The mind/brain controls the body movements so when there is a problem in the golf swing these scenarios need to be investigated:
Brain was not given a clear enough picture of the intent.
Neural system was not able to pass the message on to the muscles due not knowing the pathway to the intended muscles and/or it took too long to get the message to the muscles
Muscles were not physically able to perform the motion due to poor conditioning or they were given the incorrect instructions
Motivation- creating the right type of motivation to excel
Goal Setting- Developing a plan to achieve your goals
Understanding the correct emotional state to play your best
How your mental and physical energy affect your performance
Playing golf requires different skill sets then other areas of your life.
Define the behaviors that great golfers exhibit while in their role as a golfer
Create the proper pre-shot routine to keep you focused on what is relevant
Understand which techniques will get you refocused after a distraction
Learn how to remain confident even if you are playing poorly
How to adjust to the correct intensity level that affects your physical state
Overcome poor shots so they don’t ruin your round
How to bounce back after a poor round and look forward to your next round
Sustained greatness comes with practice
Learn the success routines that lead to long-term improvement
Spend a full day with Rick in person at Valencia Country Club (or your club- additional fees will apply). This 8 hour day will include covering all aspects of the PERFORM for Golf system with the majority of the time spent on the course applying the techniques. Rick will assess your pre and post shot routines, course strategy, and specific mental game situations on the course.
3 MONTH PROGRAM:
Whether in person or over the phone/Skype this commitment is designed to truly implement the mental and emotional skills.
o PERFORM for Golf mental game profile
o Athlete DISC profile
FULL YEAR PROGRAM:
o Unlimited texts, email support
o Phone calls to answer quick questions and provide support in between sessions
o Rick watching you compete at least one time in person (additional travel fees may apply)