KOHR Blog Posts - 2024 - MASSGOLF


As part of a strategic partnership, Mass Golf and KOHR Golf are excited to provide resources to junior members of Mass Golf as well as parents and guardians of juniors interested in the game. This page will be regularly updated with new blog posts each month.

Exclusive content below has been created by KOHR’s team of professionals that center around mental preparedness, fitness, and golf skill improvement.

Online: KOHR Game Improvement Resource Center

Blog Post #1 – Elevating Junior Golfers to Elite Levels (March 2024)

The Role of Psychological Skills in Talent Development


In the realm of junior golf, talent is often viewed as a blend of natural ability and physical prowess. However, at KOHR Golf Academy, we embrace a broader perspective. We recognize that the journey to becoming a college golfer encompasses physical skills and a strong mental game. This blog post delves into the 9 essential Psychological Characteristics of Developing Excellence (PCDEs) that are the building blocks that support promising young golfers becoming college commits.

Commitment: The Cornerstone of Success

Commitment in golf means more than just regular practice. It’s about a dedicated mindset, where young athletes are willing to prioritize their training and make sacrifices. This commitment separates those who play golf and those who excel at it.

Coping with Pressure: Staying Cool Under Par

Golf is as much a mental game as it is a physical one. Our academy focuses on teaching juniors how to maintain their composure, especially in high-pressure situations like tournaments. Coping strategies ensure that our young golfers can deal with adversity and deliver their best shots when the stakes are high.

Focus and Distraction Control: The Art of Concentration

A key skill we nurture is the ability to focus amidst the myriad distractions on the course. Learning to control distractions helps our junior golfers stay centered on every swing, whether it’s the crowd, weather, or competition.

Goal-Setting: Charting the Course to Success

We encourage our young athletes to set clear goals in a structured fashion. This practice keeps them motivated and provides a roadmap for their development, helping them remain motivated and relaxed on their golfing journey.

Imagery: Visualizing Victory

Mental visualization is a powerful tool. Our juniors enhance their confidence and readiness for actual play by imagining themselves dealing with adversity and picturing success. It’s about seeing success before it happens.

Planning and Organizational Skills: Strategic Play

Golf is a game of strategy. Our training includes helping golfers plan their training schedules effectively, manage their time, and approach each game with a tactical mindset.

Quality Practice: Beyond the Driving Range

At our academy, practice is not just about quantity; it’s about quality. We emphasize deliberate practice – focused, purposeful, and designed to improve specific aspects of their game. The goal of golf practice is not to get hold of a feeling and keep it; it’s to lose the feeling and learn to recall it.

Realistic Performance Evaluations: Understanding One’s Game

Self-assessment is crucial. We teach our juniors to analyze their performance objectively, celebrate their strengths, and recognize areas for growth.

Self-Awareness: Knowing the Golfer Within

Understanding one’s mental and emotional state is crucial in golf. Our coaching includes helping young golfers understand their thoughts and feelings and how these impact their performance.

Conclusion: PDCE’s the foundation to habits of excellence

At KOHR Golf Academy, we believe in nurturing well-rounded athletes. By integrating these psychological skills into our training regime, we aim not just to develop elite golfers but also resilient, adaptable individuals who are prepared for the challenges of competitive sports.

CLICK HERE – To view the academy mission click here.

CLICK HERE – To view a KOHR academy mental session click here.

Junior Golf Open House

KOHR Golf will be hosting junior golf open houses in May and June where Juniors can try out the KOHR Academy programming for FREE!

CLICK HERE to reserve a spot at one of the open house events.