Within this podcast we talk to Brian about a number of different topics including

  • Sport psychology within golf
  • Tips for parents
  • Creating the right environment for young players
  • Psychological components needed to excel in sport

Dr Brian Hemmings

Brian has over 20 years of experience in sport psychology consultancy. Working full-time in private practice since 2006, he is also currently a Research Fellow at St. Mary’s University, Twickenham.

He was the lead psychologist to the England golf team for 16 years (1997-2013) delivering high performance strategies with European and World Championship winning teams and individuals at men’s, youth and junior level.  During this time he helped develop the mental skills of the best young emerging English golfers.

Brian is the author of the CD ‘In the Zone: Simple Mental Skills to Improve Your Golf’ and three books, including ‘Mental Toughness for Golf: The Minds of Winners’.   He is a regular presenter around the UK and Europe and has talked at the PGA of GB&I, PGA of Holland and PGAs of Europe Annual Conferences. In 2012 Brian released the online Golf Psychology Coaching Certificate, an approved education programme of the PGAs of GB&I, Switzerland, New Zealand and the PGAs of Europe, which is now translated in German, Spanish and South Korean.  As well as hosting three successful UK golf psychology conferences, Brian regularly runs Masterclasses in Golf Psychology for psychologists and golf coaches. www.golfmind.co.uk; www.golfpsychologycoaching.com

Brian also has a wealth of experience in other sports, having worked with championship winning individuals and teams in professional cricket, 12 medallists in Olympic and Commonwealth Games boxing, and podium winners in single seat motor racing including Formula Ford, Formula 3, Superleague Formula, A1GP, GP2 & Formula 1.   Whilst golf consultancy takes up most of his time, Brian is still actively working in professional cricket and motorsport.

Brian gained his PhD in sport psychology from the University of Southampton in 1998; and has trained and supervised many sport psychologists over the last decade.   He is also trained in hypnosis and bereavement counselling. In 2010 he was awarded a Fellowship by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences in recognition of ‘esteemed personal achievement, skills, knowledge and service to BASES and the sport and exercise science community’.