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Professor publishes book on golf psychology

February 11, 2003

An Austin Peay professor has written a book that will help any golf enthusiast, beginner or professional, improve his or her game.

In his book Mental Rules for Golf, Dr. Gregg Steinberg, associate professor of sport psychology, uses his expertise in mental game coaching to aid golfers with reducing anxiety, building confidence, preventing burnout and injury, sustaining concentration and enhancing motivation, energy and endurance.
February 11, 2003

An Austin Peay professor has written a book that will help any golf enthusiast, beginner or professional, improve his or her game.

In his book “Mental Rules for Golf,” Dr. Gregg Steinberg, associate professor of sport psychology, uses his expertise in mental game coaching to aid golfers with reducing anxiety, building confidence, preventing burnout and injury, sustaining concentration and enhancing motivation, energy and endurance.

Steinberg discusses such topics as “Tiger Woods and his red shirt on Sunday: How our actions influence our emotions,” “How to use both sides of your brain: The Einstein factor for golf,” “The benefits of going slow: The Gary Player Principle,” “Be like Mike: Keeping confidence during a slumping pattern,” “Avoiding a good walk spoiled,” “Try easy: The Sam Snead Approach” and “‘54 vision': Why Annika Sorenstam can go low.”

Steinberg offers private and group coaching as well as virtual coaching via the phone. His performance enhancement program includes CDs for relaxation and imagery, newsletters and e-mails related to performance enhancement, help with developing journals on successes and failures on the course and an injury-prevention plan.

The head sport psychologist for the United States Golf Teaching Federation (www.usgtf.com), Steinberg has been a sport psychology consultant for more than 10 years and has worked with many professional and college athletes.

He has given presentations on sport psychology throughout North America and has published extensively in newspapers, sports magazines and academic journals such as “The Sport Psychologist” and “The International Journal of Sport Psychology.”

For more information, visit www.mentalrules.com.