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    Internationally Accredited by ICOES
    Fully CPD/CE Certified
    Instant Free PDF Certificate
    Recommended by 95% of Students
    24/7 Access
    7874 Students Enrolled

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    About the course

    We’ve all seen it: A great golfer who succumbs to the pressure and chokes. Whether it be a nationally televised event, or a game between friends, the mental game has the power to paralyze even the most elite golfers on the course. And the result can be a hole in one champ who suddenly can’t seem to make the putt.

    That’s because a good golf game comes down to more than just skill. There is a psychology involved. A mental fortitude required to rise above in a game that is so contingent upon a player’s ability to slow down, breathe, and make the shot. If your game has peaked, or worse yet, if your scores have started to fall, improvement is likely going to take more than just a few hours of putting practice. You can spend all the hours you want on the course, but until you overcome the mental game, you’ll continue to be your own worst enemy.

    What you will learn

    This course has been specifically designed for those looking to understand the psychology of golf in an effort to improve not only their game, but also their mental strength. We’ll guide you through the roadblocks that are holding you back, as well as the tools necessary to overcome those challenges and become a more formidable player. After years on the course, reaching true greatness requires you to take the next step and to understand the psychology of the game. Because no great golfer gets to where they are without first harnessing the power of the mind.


    International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.


    Course Breakdown

    Module 1: Understanding The Mental Game
    • When Your Head’s Not in the Game
    • Common Stressors and Distractions
    • Cycle of Defeat
    • Self-Fulfilling Prophecies
    • The Power of Thought
    Module 2: Overcoming Mental Roadblocks
    • Reducing Stress
    • Embracing Pressure
    • Making Every Shot Count
    • Tuning Out the Noise
    • Just You and the Ball
    Module 3: Visualization
    • Know Your Target
    • Breathe
    • Picture the Shot
    • Slow Down
    • Realize Your Goal
    Module 4: Power Of Positivity
    • Focus on the Wins
    • Learn from the Losses
    • Play with Those Who Encourage Greatness
    • Positive Self-Talk
    • Always Room to Grow
    Module 5: Strategize
    • Sizing up the Course
    • Sizing up the Hole
    • Picking a Club
    • Avoiding Hazards
    • Fearing Nothing


    Who is this course for

    • Any golfer who feels stuck at their current skill level, and can’t seem to improve beyond that
    • Anyone who has experienced a downshift in their golf game, and wants to get back to their full potential
    • Any golfer interested in understanding the psychology of golf, and how the power of the mind can be applied both on and off the course
    • Anyone looking to take the pressure out of the sport and gain a better appreciation for the time spent on the course

    Career path

    After completing this course, you could:

    • Take your golf game to the next level
    • Assist friends and family with their golf games
    • Help out friends at your country club
    • Perhaps even take the golf world by storm with your improved skills


    Certification details

    To receive certification, you must:

    1. Complete every page of the course
    2. Score at least 55% on the exam at the end of the course
    3. That's it!

    After successfully completing the course, you will immediately receive your PDF course certificate so you can instantly add it to your CV and display your achievement. You can also request a hard copy certificate to be sent to your postal address for a small printing and posting fee.

    All our courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards - www.icoes.org (accreditation number ICOES/00763/13/36). Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) / Continuing Education (CE). Check for the CPD logo on the course page.

    CPD points are accepted and recognized by employers from both the public and private sectors, and academic institutions across the UK and internationally.

    International Open Academy is also an officially approved TQUK (Training Qualifications UK) center, with the TQUK Center Number: C001157

    TQUK is a national awarding body recognized by the UK Government and regulated by Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation).

    For further details, please visit https://internationalopenacademy.com/accreditation