11 episodes

Paul Salter is a triple-digit golfer on a quest to become a scratch golfer.

He’s also a High-Performance Mindset Coach and Credentialed Hypnotherapist with 15 years of experience helping high performers from all walks of life get unstuck and unlock their full potential.

Each week, Paul will share the emotional and mindset shifts you need to make to make mastering the mental game of golf simple, tangible, and relatable so that you can overcome the mental hazards keeping you stuck in the proverbial bunker of poor performance.

He’ll also routinely keep you updated on his progress toward par while sharing a raw and vulnerable look into his own collection of mental hazards he must overcome.

Whether you’re an occasional amateur, a weekend regular, or a competitor seeking a tournament trophy or your pro card, this podcast will help you play better golf.

The Scratch Golfer's Mindset Paul Salter

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Paul Salter is a triple-digit golfer on a quest to become a scratch golfer.

He’s also a High-Performance Mindset Coach and Credentialed Hypnotherapist with 15 years of experience helping high performers from all walks of life get unstuck and unlock their full potential.

Each week, Paul will share the emotional and mindset shifts you need to make to make mastering the mental game of golf simple, tangible, and relatable so that you can overcome the mental hazards keeping you stuck in the proverbial bunker of poor performance.

He’ll also routinely keep you updated on his progress toward par while sharing a raw and vulnerable look into his own collection of mental hazards he must overcome.

Whether you’re an occasional amateur, a weekend regular, or a competitor seeking a tournament trophy or your pro card, this podcast will help you play better golf.

    #10. [Inside the Mind] Bryan Taylor, Humble Multi-Tournament Winner on Prioritizing Intentional Practice and Visualizing Desired Results

    #10. [Inside the Mind] Bryan Taylor, Humble Multi-Tournament Winner on Prioritizing Intentional Practice and Visualizing Desired Results

    Meet Bryan Taylor - founder of Leaderboards of America, handicap golfer, multi-tournament winner, and someone who truly strives to reach his potential - while lifting up those around him - every single day.
    Bryan didn’t start playing golf until the age of 30 - seriously! And since, he’s been on a path of greatness, including having won multiple tournaments and accumulating some wickedly low scores along the way. 
    In today’s conversation, we go inside the mind of Bryan to learn his take on the important of practice - and how to practice right - as well as how he implements a pre-round and pre-shot routine.
    Bryan’s relationship toward improvement and dedication to learning about himself through the game of golf is nothing short of incredible.
    Start listening. 
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    Each week, I’ll provide insights, principles, and strategies to help you deter distractions, find your focus, manage your emotions, and cultivate boundless confidence so that you can play to your potential.
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    Key Quotes:
    “Recognize that there is always room for improvement in golf and strive to constantly get better.” “Find ways to make practice more efficient and effective, such as visualizing shots and creating a practice course in your mind.” “Quality practice is more important than quantity. Focus on specific areas of improvement and be conscious of your practice.” “Reflect on your rounds and focus on the positives. Give yourself credit for the good shots and learn from the mistakes.” “Take time to emotionally offload after a round and be present with your family and loved ones.” Leaderboards of America (LBA) is a leader in innovative and effective visual marketing solutions with a focus on point-of presence sponsorships at golf venues.
    Years of extensive experience in the creation and construction of leaderboards and leaderboard sponsorships allows LBA to develop, design and deliver unique and impactful branding solutions that deliver real results for all types of businesses and organizations.
    Join our free and growing community of serious golfers chasing scratch: 
    The (Aspiring) Scratch Golfer’s Society.
    For all things 1:1 Mental Game Coaching, Group Mental Game Coaching, and Speaking, visit me here: www.golfmindsetcoaching.com.
    For feedback, questions, or to take me out for a round of golf, shoot me an email or connect with me on social media:
    Instagram: @paulsaltercoaching  Twitter: @paulsaltercoach LinkedIn: Paul Salter Coaching Time Stamps:
    00:00 Introduction and Golf Journey 08:30 The Power of Quality Practice 15:47 Maintaining a Balanced Mindset 25:46 Reflecting on Rounds and Believing in Your Ability 30:06 Constantly Striving for Improvement

    • 37 min
    #9. Emotional Mastery: The Key to Consistently Shooting More Pars Than Bogeys

    #9. Emotional Mastery: The Key to Consistently Shooting More Pars Than Bogeys

     
    Golf is a game of emotional regulation.
    If you cannot manage the accumulated emotions - from anger and envy to excitement and joy - then you’ll continue to shoot subpar scores relative to your potential.
    In today’s episode, you’ll learn what emotion is, why you feel tension or tightness when experiencing an emotional reaction, and a simple, effective strategy to begin emotionally off-gassing during your rounds to remain locked into your flow state.
    Start listening.
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    Subscribe to the More Pars Than Bogeys Newsletter.
    This newsletter helps double-digit golfers overcome the emotional and mental hazards of their minds so that they can shoot more pars than bogeys. 
    Each week, I’ll provide insights, principles, and strategies to help you deter distractions, find your focus, manage your emotions, and cultivate boundless confidence so that you can play to your potential.
    Subscribe now.
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    Key Quotes:
    "Emotional mastery is imperative if you wish to shoot more pars than bogeys." "You're not going to immediately salvage or fix the deep-rooted emotional problem by taking a couple extra hundred swings after a subpar round." "You've got to learn to better manage, regulate, identify, control your emotions." Join our free and growing community of serious golfers striving to shoot more pars than bogeys.
    More Pars Than Bogeys Facebook Group.
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    For all things 1:1 Mental Game Coaching, Group Mental Game Coaching, and Speaking, visit me here: www.golfmindsetcoaching.com.
    For feedback, questions, or to take me out for a round of golf, shoot me an email or connect with me on social media:
    Instagram: @paulsaltercoaching  Twitter: @paulsaltercoach LinkedIn: Paul Salter Coaching Time Stamps
    00:00: Introducing the More Pars Than Bogeys Newsletter 02:06: The Importance of Emotional Mastery in Golf 04:08: The Impact of Unaddressed Emotions on Performance 09:51: The Rapid Reset Breath: A Strategy for Emotional Regulation 16:28: Read the More Pars Than Bogeys Newsletter for Valuable Insights

    • 22 min
    #8. [Inside the Mind] Matt Doud, Pebble Beach Caddie and Course Management Strategist

    #8. [Inside the Mind] Matt Doud, Pebble Beach Caddie and Course Management Strategist

    Meet Matt Doud, former caddie at Pebble Beach Golf Club in Carmel, CA, sub-five handicap golfer, and a Business Made Simple Coach in the Kansas City Metro Area.
    In today’s episode, we go inside the mind of Matt to unpack the insights and learning lessons he gleaned from caddying for all of these years. You’ll learn about the critical mistakes most golfers make when it comes to course management, as well as how impactful errors in club selection can be.
    Gulp - the latter one hit home for me.
    We also discuss the mental approach necessary for a solid and consistent pre-shot routine, the role of identity in shaping who you are as a golfer (and the habits associated), and what you can do to find greater ease letting the past shot go as you focus on the present shot.
    Start listening.
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    Subscribe to the More Pars Than Bogeys Newsletter.
    This newsletter helps double-digit golfers overcome the emotional and mental hazards of their minds so that they can shoot more pars than bogeys. 
    Each week, I’ll provide insights, principles, and strategies to help you deter distractions, find your focus, manage your emotions, and cultivate boundless confidence so that you can play to your potential.
    Subscribe now.
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    Key Quotes:
    "Okay, you get 10 seconds to feel how you want to feel about that shot. And then you have got to let the f*****g thing go." "If you wonder why you're stuck shooting low nineties or high eighties and you aspire to shoot scratch, here's an easy way to likely shave off quite a few strokes without affecting your swing or even talking about pre-shot post-shot routines or anything. It's just simple course management." "Accept the outcome of that shot no matter what it was - immediately accept a shot mentally and emotionally and then start the routine over for the next one." More About Matt Doud
    Matt Doud, a certified Business Made Simple coach, is an early-stage Co-founder and Fractional COO based in the Kansas City Metro Area. Having discovered his passion for advising and coaching during his time as a caddie at Pebble Beach Golf Club in Carmel, CA, Matt pursued opportunities to utilize these skills professionally. 
    He began by leveraging his Economics and Business degree from Westmont College as a financial advisor in Portland, OR, before co-founding Pre-Approve Me, a residential mortgage software company, in 2013, where he served as COO.
    Connect with Matt here.
    Join our free and growing community of serious golfers chasing scratch: 
    The (Aspiring) Scratch Golfer’s Society.
    For all things 1:1 Mental Game Coaching, Group Mental Game Coaching, and Speaking, visit me here: www.golfmindsetcoaching.com.
    For feedback, questions, or to take me out for a round of golf, shoot me an email or connect with me on social media:
    Instagram: @paulsaltercoaching  Twitter: @paulsaltercoach LinkedIn: Paul Salter Coaching Time Stamps:
    00:00 Introduction and Overview 13:46 Matt's Golf Journey and Caddying at Pebble Beach 19:48 Managing the Margin of Error in Club Selection  21:35 Choosing the Right Shot on Hole 11 at Spyglass Hill 26:31 Handling Tournament Pressure with Trust and Decisiveness 32:23 The Impact of Practicing the Short Game 36:10 Separating Self-Worth from Golf Scores 40:33 Combining Golf and Business Coaching

    • 44 min
    #7. How Hypnosis Can Help You Shoot Lower Scores

    #7. How Hypnosis Can Help You Shoot Lower Scores

    At some point, it’s no longer a swing problem holding you back from shooting lower scores.
    It’s a mindset problem.
    Many golfers I work with are hesitant to admit that emotional and mental hazards of their mind are, in fact, present in their game.
    And, if they are humble enough to admit it on their own, they often think self-talk and logic are enough to defuse the anger, frustration, tension, and inability to maintain focus that plagues their round.
    Sure, that may work - at a snail’s pace (if at all).
    But it will never get to the core of what’s really catalyzing the collection of sabotaging behaviors keeping you stuck in the proverbial bunker of performance.
    If you want to experience rapid, effective change in how you manage emotions and maintain a confident, calm, and focused demeanor on the course, hypnosis is your answer.
    In today’s episode, I’ll first discuss what hypnosis is not, before detailing what it is, how it works, and how it can help you shoot lower scores.
    Start listening. 
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    Subscribe to the More Pars Than Bogeys Newsletter.
    This newsletter helps double-digit golfers overcome the emotional and mental hazards of their minds so that they can shoot more pars than bogeys. 
    Each week, I’ll provide insights, principles, and strategies to help you deter distractions, find your focus, manage your emotions, and cultivate boundless confidence so that you can play to your potential.
    Subscribe now.
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    Want more detail and examples of how hypnosis is helping my clients shoot lower scores AND a free recorded hypnosis audio to help you play better?
    Grab both of these free resources here.*
    Note: this will be live in early June - if the site isn’t live when you attempt to grab it, simply send me a message on Instagram and I’ll send it your way. 
    Key Quotes:
    "Hypnosis is a powerful tool for transformation that can change the reality and the trajectory of your life really fast." "When you're in this hypnotic state, you bypass all of that noise, negativity and nonsense." "Your brain's ability to adapt, change, rewire, form new neural pathways and connections as you accumulate new experiences and learn new information." “The subconscious mind influences 95% of behavior, and hypnosis provides a shortcut to accessing and transforming it.” “Hypnosis allows golfers to bypass the critical judgmental voice of the conscious mind and directly connect with their subconscious, leading to rapid change and improved performance.” Join our free and growing community of serious golfers chasing scratch: 
    The (Aspiring) Scratch Golfer’s Society.
    For all things 1:1 Mental Game Coaching, Group Mental Game Coaching, and Speaking, visit me here: www.golfmindsetcoaching.com.
    For feedback, questions, or to take me out for a round of golf, shoot me an email or connect with me on social media:
    Instagram: @scratchgolfermindset  Twitter: @paulsaltercoach LinkedIn: Paul Salter Coaching

    • 24 min
    #6. [Inside the Mind] Luke Barton, Big Drive Energy and Course Management Strategy

    #6. [Inside the Mind] Luke Barton, Big Drive Energy and Course Management Strategy

    Meet Luke Barton, the Business Development Director for 360IT Partners who has a sub-four handicap. 
    Luke’s golf journey began by grabbing a bag of clubs that was left out with his neighbor’s trash. It was this curiosity that sparked an incredible rise in his skill and a drop in his score as he began to play the game of golf. And, just last week, Luke carded his lowest score ever - a 69 at one of his local courses in Virginia Beach. 
    In today’s episode, we go inside the mind of Luke to learn and unpack the value he places in continuing to improve his mental game. Specifically, Luke digs into the importance of curiosity and preparation in course management strategy, and discusses the role of what we inevitably refer to as Big Driver Energy (BDE) and the ego off the tee box. 
    He also highlights major mental game and physical game changes that helped him move from a high 80s player to a consistent low 70s player. 
    Start Listening. 
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    Subscribe to the More Pars Than Bogeys Newsletter.
    This newsletter helps double-digit golfers overcome the emotional and mental hazards of their minds so that they can shoot more pars than bogeys. 
    Each week, I’ll provide insights, principles, and strategies to help you deter distractions, find your focus, manage your emotions, and cultivate boundless confidence so that you can play to your potential.
    Subscribe now.
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    Key Quotes:
    "Investing in the mental game is crucial for success in golf." "Balancing ego and strategy is important to avoid counterproductive outcomes." "Curiosity and course management can greatly impact decision-making on the course." "Getting fitted for equipment can make a wildly large difference." Learn more about Luke and his work at 360IT Partners. 
    Join our free and growing community of serious golfers chasing scratch: 
    The (Aspiring) Scratch Golfer’s Society.
    For all things 1:1 Mental Game Coaching, Group Mental Game Coaching, and Speaking, visit me here: www.golfmindsetcoaching.com.
    Subscribe to the Weekly Scratch Golfer's Playbook: 
    Every Saturday morning, you'll get proven, actionable insight to overcome the emotional and mental hazards keeping you stuck in the proverbial bunker of poor performance - in less than 5 minutes.



    https://golfmindsetcoaching.com/scratch-golfers-playbook/ 
    For feedback, questions, or to take me out for a round of golf, shoot me an email or connect with me on social media:
    Instagram: @scratchgolfermindset Twitter: @paulsaltercoach LinkedIn: Paul Salter Coaching Time Stamps:
    00:00 Introduction and Warm-Up 03:03 Investing in the Mental Game 07:53 Balancing Ego and Strategy 11:43 Curiosity and Course Management 15:37 Taking Inventory: Physical and Mental State 23:37 Managing Pressure and Performing Well in Tournaments 26:15 Course Management and Strategy for Better Results 35:08 The Power of Asking for Help and Being Self-Aware 37:23 Cultivating a Calm and Focused Mindset for Better Golf Performance

    • 43 min
    #5. [Inside the Mind] Dr. Trevor Hirsch, Titleist Performance Institute Medical Level 2 Certified Physical Therapist

    #5. [Inside the Mind] Dr. Trevor Hirsch, Titleist Performance Institute Medical Level 2 Certified Physical Therapist

    Dr. Trevor Hirsch is a Titleist Performance Institute Medical Level 2 Certified Physical Therapist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and Owner of Empower U PT & Performance, which specializes in adding years and yards to golfer's games.
    In today’s episode, we go inside the mind of Dr. Hirsch to learn more about the value of an off-the-course exercise regimen, as well as the specific types of exercises, movements, and muscle groups that should be prioritized to shoot lower scores consistently. 
    We discuss injury prevention, specific exercises you should be doing (and not doing) to add years and yards to your game, the difference between mobility and flexibility work, the overlooked importance of the glute in your golf swing, and much more.
    Start listening!
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    Subscribe to the More Pars Than Bogeys Newsletter.
    This newsletter helps double-digit golfers overcome the emotional and mental hazards of their minds so that they can shoot more pars than bogeys. 
    Each week, I’ll provide insights, principles, and strategies to help you deter distractions, find your focus, manage your emotions, and cultivate boundless confidence so that you can play to your potential.
    Subscribe now.
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    Key Quotes:
    "The number one mistake golfers make is not exercising outside of golf. Golfers need to be athletes and work on strength and mobility." "Golf is a game you can play your entire life, but many golfers neglect exercise and don't view themselves as athletes." "The glutes and the core are the most active muscle groups in the golf swing." "Optimizing health through stress management, sleep, nutrition, and exercise is crucial for golfers." About Dr. Trevor Hirsch
    Dr. Trevor Hirsch founded Empower U PT & Performance in 2019 where they specialize in adding years and yards to golfer's games. He received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Salisbury University and his Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. 
    He is Titleist Performance Institute Medical Level 2 certified and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
    Empower U's mission is to empower active people to be their healthiest selves so they can perform their life’s passions at the highest levels. Their vision is to build the optimal environment where passionate clinicians and clients can be their best selves while achieving their individual goals
    Learn More: https://empoweruptp.com/
    Instagram Facebook YoutTube Join our free and growing community of serious golfers chasing scratch: 
    The (Aspiring) Scratch Golfer’s Society.
    For all things 1:1 Mental Game Coaching, Group Mental Game Coaching, and Speaking, visit me here: www.golfmindsetcoaching.com.
    Subscribe to the Weekly Scratch Golfer's Playbook: 
    Every Saturday morning, you'll get proven, actionable insight to overcome the emotional and mental hazards keeping you stuck in the proverbial bunker of poor performance - in less than 5 minutes.



    https://golfmindsetcoaching.com/scratch-golfers-playbook/ 
    For feedback, questions, or to take me out for a round of golf, shoot me an email or connect with me on social media:
    Instagram: @scratchgolfermindset Twitter: @paulsaltercoach LinkedIn: Paul Salter Coaching Time Stamps:
    00:00 Introduction and Background 03:10 The Importance of Physical Fitness for Golfers 08:48 Common Mistakes in Golfers' Exercise Routines 11:25 Customizing an Exercise Program for Golfers 14:35 Differentiating Off-Season and In-Season Training 21:14 Working with a Fitness Professional to Improve Golf Performance 23:17 Core and Glute Strength 27:11 Comprehensive Training Approach 32:43 Optimizing Health 36:14 Specific Exercises 39:19 The Value of a Team

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

VFrancoLCSW ,

Great, fresh content to improve your game

Paul is bringing much needed attention to the mental part of the game. I love the approach to shifting your mindset. I found his information and approach truly valuable.

Poppy7624 ,

Amazing

This podcast is raw, vulnerable, and real! I appreciate that and can also tell Paul really knows his stuff. I’m excited to learn from him to improve my golf game and to follow his journey to scratch.

RKEL21 ,

New Perspective

Paul adds a new perspective to an already complex and unforgiving game. Excited to follow along on his journey!

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