I help golfers transform their mental game so that they can perform their best when it matters the most. Additionally, I utilize the findings from my research on PGA Tour players to help golfers of all skill levels maximize their practice time.
Zoning In: Peak Performance Coaching
Dr. Dirk Downing
Mental Performance Coach
222 South Meremac Ave, Suite 202. Saint Louis, MO. 63105
I love the look on someones face when they have that aha moment and feel great about their golf game!
Dirk is a very personable person who I have had the pleasure of interacting with for the past year. He is very passionate about your success in not only golf but any other aspect of your life as well.
I thought that Dirk really gave me good explanations and answered my questions of why. We also related it back to my game a lot which was very helpful for me.
It really helped my golf game, I started performing better not long after I started.
I really like how it’s really dialed down on what will help me the most and improve me the most. When we are talking about my recent experiences on and off the course, you break it down and see what I did well and what I could’ve improved on. We talked a lot about pre shot routine, post shot routine, and practice routine, which all help me immensely. We talked about confidence and “feeling the flow” which was amazing for me. One of the most impactful things was definitely seeing the “funnel” before each shot. The things like this were brought to my attention and I learned (and still learning) how to control emotions, think critically about all of my decisions that I make on and off the course, and how to max out my mentality was the biggest impact to my golf game and school life.
Teaching --->Coaching---> Collaboration
Improving one's mental game is not a one-size-fits-all process. It is my job to not only educate, but also learn from each client so that I can tailor my approach to best fit the individual's needs.
PhD -- Health Education and Promotion with and emphasis in Sport Performance Psychology
Lesson pricing depends on the type of lesson. The price for one golfer is included below.
1 hour practice session (range and short game) - $90.00
2 hour practice session (range and short game) $150.00
9 hole playing lesson- $150.00
18 hole playing lesson- $250.00
I also offer package deals that are tailored to the spefic needs of each golfer/ group.