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Welcome to The Mental Golf Show, the show all about golf and what role the mind plays in helping you play better.

The Mental Golf Show Josh Nichols

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    • 4.8 • 20 Ratings

Welcome to The Mental Golf Show, the show all about golf and what role the mind plays in helping you play better.

    How Managing Expectations Makes You a Better Golfer and a Happier Person w/ Jon Sherman of Practical Golf

    How Managing Expectations Makes You a Better Golfer and a Happier Person w/ Jon Sherman of Practical Golf

    If you feel like you are never living up to the standard you'd like to reach, maybe you need to look at your expectations for yourself. It can change everything about you and your golf game, and for the better.

    If you'd like to get more from Jon Sherman, head to practical-golf.com or follow him on twitter @practicalgolf

    Thanks for listening!

    Follow me on twitter: @joshlukenichols

    • 53 min
    The Competitive Formula w/ My Swing Instructor and Mentor Robert Linville

    The Competitive Formula w/ My Swing Instructor and Mentor Robert Linville

    Robert Linville (owner of Precision Golf School in Greensboro, NC) is probably the most knowledgeable person in the golf industry I know. He has over 30 years experience working with golfers, from beginners to USGA champions. Hopefully you'll be able to glean a little knowledge off of this episode.

    Follow Robert on Instagram and Twitter: @rlprecisiongolf

    Follow me on twitter! @joshlukenichols

    My mental coaching business: foundationsmp.com

    • 44 min
    The Best Definition of Process I've Ever Heard w/ Kellen Lee, CMPC

    The Best Definition of Process I've Ever Heard w/ Kellen Lee, CMPC

    You've heard the phrase "Stick to the process" or "focus on the process" or "the process is more important than the result" right? Probably more than you'd like. But what does it mean?

    This conversation with Kellen Lee, one of the mental coaches for the San Francisco Giants baseball organization, dives deep into that very topic, and how having a clear process can actually help you play better. And not to mention a ton of other super valuable stuff.

    I hope you enjoy!

    Tweet me! @joshlukenichols

    • 59 min
    How to Get Over Scoring Plateaus w/ Adam Young Golf

    How to Get Over Scoring Plateaus w/ Adam Young Golf

    You've been shooting the same scores for a while now. You just can't seem to break through and go lower than normal. When you're on a plateau, how do you overcome it?

    That's just one of the topics Adam Young and I discuss on this episode. 

    Adam Young is the author of the best-selling golf book of The Practice Manual. You should definitely follow Adam Young on twitter @adamyounggolf or check out his site adamyounggolf.com. 

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    We took questions on this episode! 

    To get your question answered next time tweet me! @joshlukenichols

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Where to Find Your Golf Motivation w/ Scott Barnicle, PhD, CMPC

    Where to Find Your Golf Motivation w/ Scott Barnicle, PhD, CMPC

    Do you focus on result throughout most of every round? Do you get disappointed when you don't play perfect? Where do you get your source of satisfaction and enjoyment in golf? Do you get it from external sources like shot, or score, or tournament finish?

    On this episode Josh has a conversation Scott Barnicle, a professor at West Virginia University with a PhD in Sport and Exercise Psychology and is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant. He has coached college golf, works with athletes in many different sports, and has some great insights on what it takes to be a mentally strong golfer.

    Hope you enjoy!

    Let me know what you thought.

    Tweet me! @joshlukenichols

    Email me! joshlukenichols@gmail.com

    My website: foundationsmp.com

    • 39 min
    Why the Mental Game is Vital w/ Dr. Lindsey Blom

    Why the Mental Game is Vital w/ Dr. Lindsey Blom

    How much of golf would you say is mental and how much is physical? 

    50/50? 60/40? 20/80? 

    Regardless you will scarcely find someone that thinks it's all physical and no mental. So then does your practice time reflect those percentages? If you think any part of golf is mental then you should incorporate at least some mental training into your regimen, and Dr. Lindsey Blom makes a great case for that in this episode.

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    Want to try some actual mental training? Try going through my visualization practice. If you do this daily I think you'll see actual improvement in focus, relaxation, and readiness to play. 

    Here's the link: https://joshlukenichols.wixsite.com/foundationsmp/visualization-practice

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    Follow me! (On the internet. Don't follow me in real life that would be creepy.)

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/joshlukenichols

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    Music:

    Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Kbd2002 ,

Great Golf Podcast!

This is a great podcast with a unique focus on the mental side of the game. There are so many golf podcasts out there with instruction and/or professional players rotating the same people through for interviews. Josh has great content aimed at helping golfers improve the mental side of their game. I really enjoy it!!

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