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Research in Dance and Physical Education - Vol. 2, No. 1, pp.17-27
ISSN: 2586-1034 (Online)
Print publication date 30 Jun 2018
Received 30 Apr 2018 Revised 20 May 2018 Accepted 22 Jun 2018
DOI: https://doi.org/10.26584/RDPE.2018.6.2.1.17

Mental Skill Training in High School Golfer: A Qualitative Case Study
Kerry Edwards ; Boyun Woo ; Ye Hoon Lee*
University of North Alabama, USA
Endicott College, USA
University of North Alabama, USA

Correspondence to : *ylee6@una.edu


Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify the effect of systematic mental skills training for a high school golfer. Based on person-centered approach, this programme was designed for a single subject who competed in the high school junior varsity level in the United States. Various mental skill training techniques such as concentration, relaxation, imagery, self-concentration, and goalsetting technique was employed for his performance enhancement. The results showed that the person-oriented approach can be an effective method for sport psychology consulting to help athletes develop their performance. This case study provides some possible guidelines for sport psychologists who may wish to provide consultancy services within high school golf.


Keywords: golf, person-centered approach, sport psychologist, sport consultant

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