The Mental Golf Workshop™ Profile was developed by Bobby Foster, formerly a teaching professional and golf coach at the University of South Carolina. While at South Carolina, he coached in both Men's and Women's NCAA championships. Bobby has spent the last 15 years building a successful management consulting practice and is a Certified Behavioral Analyst specializing in the DISC Behavioral Style Model. He explains the purpose behind the development of the Mental Golf Workshop™.
"My company has had great success using DISC-based work related profiles to help managers, salespeople and others improve their personal effectiveness in all types of working environments. The key to this success is that profile information is based on a person's own responses to a questionnaire and the information produced is personalized. People tend to be more open-minded towards information based on their own input than they are with evaluations based on others' opinions. Most people are interested in self-discovery processes, and profiles are great self-discovery learning tools.
"I built the golf profile system so that golfers and golf instructors could enjoy the same benefits we've experienced with work related profiles. I wanted to build a profile system that would give golfers a framework for understanding the "what's and why's" of their mental golf traits, and our DISC based golf profile does just that. I also wanted to provide improvement ideas tailored to each person's individual golfing personality and ideas they could implement right away.
"Far too often, golfers improve their ball striking and short game abilities by practicing and working with instructors, but these improvements don't carry over to the golf course. Most players realize this problem is "in their heads," but they don't really know where to start in improving their mental games. Our profile puts golfers "inside their own heads" and they gain a clearer understanding of what really goes on in their golfing minds.
"Touring professionals work with sports psychologists and coaches on the mental aspects of their games but most golfers don't have those opportunities. Our profile enables golfers to coach themselves and also equips golf instructors to better understand the minds and learning styles of each student.
"As our team worked to build the profile, we rigorously tested it at every stage of development with golf instructors, touring professionals and club players at all levels. Based on this testing and the positive results our first distributors have experienced, our goal of providing an effective, user-friendly and affordable mental coaching tool has been achieved.
"We are particularly appreciative of Dr. Greg Rose and Dave Phillips Co-Founders of The Titleist Performance Institute and to Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott owners of Coaching for the Future Golf Schools for including the profile in their programs before we were totally ready to market the system. The feedback they've received from golfers at all levels has been invaluable and certainly encouraging. Pia, Lynn and Dave are Golf Magazine Top 100 instructors and Greg is a renown expert in the field of biomechanics and other scientific methods for improving golf performance. Pia has also been Annika Sorenstam's mental coach throughout her amateur and professional careers."
Now that we have covered the purpose behind the profile, here is the outline of the Mental Golf Workshop™ profile process.
The first step is to click here to the take profile Then you'll spend about ten minutes answering seventeen multiple-choice questions on the online questionnaire. Your answers go through a series of mathematical computations to produce a 21 page customized report detailing your tendencies.
- Preparing For The Round
- Mental Tendencies When Playing Shots
- Golf Temperament
- Course Management And Shot Selection Tendencies
- Working Most Effectively With Instructors Based On Your Learning Style
In the first section of your profile, you'll find five pages detailing your mental golf tendencies. To date, our test groups - including touring professionals, golf instructors and club players of all levels - have been delighted with the accuracy of their profiles.
After you review your present mental tendencies, you'll find ten pages of mental golf improvement ideas and many of these improvement ideas will be customized based on your DISC style for each area of the game. We suggest reviewing all of the ideas and then selecting a few at a time to incorporate into your practice session and as you play on the course. The ideas are written with the intentions that you can implement them right away.
We are grateful to various prominent people in the game who shared their experiences and thoughts with us during the development of the Improvement Ideas section of the profile.
Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott of Coaching For The Future - two of the most brilliant minds in golf - offered some key improvement ideas. Dr. Bob Rotella and Tom Kite allowed me to sit in lectures and lengthy Q&A sessions they had with the University of South Carolina Golf Team and use ideas from these sessions. These experts have been in the arena either as a player or coach at the highest level and they know what "really" works in the mental game. Without exception, each cited learning how to become fully committed to the shot once you're over the ball as perhaps the single most important mental factor for playing to one's physical potential as a golfer.
Brad Faxon, one of the smartest players in the game, shared some of his key mental tendencies for putting. Jonathan Byrd, 2002 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, shared techniques on how intensely competitive type golfers like himself can release excessive tension in the middle of a round.
The entire 21-page profile printout is produced in a "workshop" format, with every page having space to make notes and record your progress. This "workshop" format makes it easy to work with the profile by yourself or with your instructor in a mental coaching session.
Developing the profile required two years of research and rigorous testing, and hours upon hours developing the mathematical formulas that drive our proprietary scoring system. Please benefit from all of our research and work by completing the response form and then working with your profile by yourself or with your instructor. We're confident you'll find the process easy to use and the feedback on your mental golf tendencies to be comprehensive and the recommendations you receive to be ones that you can begin implementing right away. As Dr. Greg Rose, Co-Founder of The Titleist Performance Institute advises, "The beauty of this system is that our players get an accurate and comprehensive report without having to spend hours completing laborious questions. You sure get a lot for the time and money you invest in this process."
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Our profile puts golfers "inside their own heads" as they gain a clearer understanding of what really goes on in their golfing minds. Pia Nilsson, former Solheim Cup Captain and Annika Sorenstam's mental coach, and Lynn Marriott, a Golf Digest Top 50 instructor, are partners in the firm Vision 54/Coaching For The Future. This is how Pia and Lynn explain our profile system -
"The online process asks players a series of questions that help determine a player's attitudes and behaviors. A detailed report is generated that explains the player's traits for five key areas of the game. The profile then goes a step further by helping players understand how to use and modify these tendencies to gain a mental advantage."
Scroll down to see what people are saying about the profile.
- Selected by The Titleist Performance Institute to use with their touring and club professionals and amateurs of all levels at their Titleist Experience Days.
- Selected by The American Junior Golf Association as a mental coaching tool for their members.
- Selected by The Canadian National Team as a mental coaching tool.
- Selected by The IMG David Leadbetter Academy as their mental golf profile.
- Selected by several college teams to use as a mental coaching tool.
- Selected by several major golf academies to use with their students
What People Are Saying About The Profile
"The beauty of this system is that our players get an accurate and comprehensive report without having to spend hours completing laborious questions. You sure get a lot for the time and money you invest in this process."
- Dr. Greg Rose, Co-Founder, Titleist Performance Institute
"This certainly makes you think about your game and what your priorities should be. The profile helps you understand how to improve your mental game."
- Brad Faxon, 7 Time Winner On The PGA Tour
"I am amazed at how accurate so many of the tendencies and improvement ideas are for me. It is hard to believe that the results can be so accurate from this brief survey. I really enjoyed reading my profile because it helped me analyze myself more clearly and really think about improving my tendencies."
- Jonathan Byrd, 2002 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year
"The participants at our golf schools have been very pleased with their profiles. Some have left our sessions and recommended the profiles to their friends. We have a strong relationship with Titleist and we're pleased to be able to offer the same profile to our students that The Titleist Performance Institute uses. We've been familiar with the DISC system for years, but never seen it applied at such a high level in golf terminology like it is with The Mental Golf Workshop profile. We believe this profile will help players of all levels reach their ‘54’…their full golfing potential."
- Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott, Coaching for the Future Golf Schools (Pia and Lynn are both Golf Magazine Top 50 Instructors. Pia is Annika Sorenstam’s mental coach and Vision 54 is the philosophy that guides Annika’s career.)
"I tested it with my assistants and students and it is amazing how accurate the profiles are. I usually interview my students before we work together and the profile really helps me and my students understand how best to work together."
- Kandi Comer, Director of Golf Operations, Glenmore Country Club
"A golfer using the profile will gain valuable insight and the necessary tools they can use to improve the mental side of their games. I recently used the profiles with three touring pros who are students of mine last week and they all gained valuable insights. This tool will help any golfer who wants to improve."
- Tommy Masters, Teaching Professional, San Joaquin Country Club and Pebble Beach Golf Academy
"Thanks for sharing the profile system with me. I'm highly impressed and this is a terrific product. We are going to use it with our coaches and players."
- Henry Brunton, Director of the Canadian National Golf Team
"We profiled our entire team and it was amazing how accurate and helpful these profiles are. I gave a talk at the college coaches convention and recommended the profile to all of the coaches."
- Puggy Blackmon, Men's Golf Coach, The University of South Carolina
"My profile came back with a lot of brutally honest information. I think you have done a tremendous job. I really didn't see anything I would change. I'm looking forward to applying the improvement ideas before, during and after the round." - Dillard Pruitt, 2002 Sunnehanna Amateur Champion and 2002 Canadian Amateur Champion
"The profile is a vital tool with the golfers that I work with. The profile is easy to answer, yet provides extensive detail on how to best approach your game on and off the golf course. Every golfer can benefit from their specific profile because the recommendations are based on their own personal tendencies." - Chris Passarella, M.S., IMG David Leadbetter Academy Mental Conditioning, Bradenton, FL