Sports Psychology Success Stories: How A Pro Golfer Found His Tempo

A Golfer Who Lost His Tempo


Many years ago, I golfer with a professional golfer with a beautiful swing came to see me. He was complaining that he lost his tempo.

He was struggling on the range and on the course.

I watched him hit some balls. And then I interviewed about this problem.

Interestingly, I learned that he also played the guitar and that he loved The Beatles and their music.

I asked him to start humming or singing his favorite Beatles song and I asked him to allow that tune to enter his mind before he steps up to the golf ball.

Miraculously, he instantly rediscovered his ideal tempo and he started hit the ball purely on the range and on the course.

I encouraged him to play, sing, hum or listen to The Beatles during warm ups and prior to hitting the golf ball.


Jay P. Granat, Ph.D, Founder,

About Dr. Granat

Since 1978, Dr. Granat has counseled thousands of highly competitive athletes from many different sports. His clients have included golfers, tennis players, bowlers, runners, boxers, baseball players, basketball players, pool players, hockey players, ice skaters, wrestlers, fencers and martial artists. (Satisfied Clients) on this site. Now athletes who are struggling with choking, nervousness, lack of confidence, negative thoughts, self-doubt, lack of energy or concentration problems can get the help they need to excel in their respective sport by phone.
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