Mike Drysdale, Ph.D. - Golf Psychology
Expert, Assessments Expert And Educational Psychology Expert
Mike Drysdale, Ph.D. is presently an Associate Professor
of psychology at Vincennes University in Indiana, USA. He
teaches a variety of courses in the Psychology Department
and also created and teaches an undergraduate course entitled
Mental Aspects of Sport Performance. He also is a mental game
coach with athletes at the university and locally, helping
them from a psychological or mental perspective on their learning
and performance. He is a member of the Association
for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP).
Mike holds a bachelor of arts degree in psychology, a master of science degree in psychology, and a Ph.D. in experimental and applied psychological sciences from Utah State University. Mike is also a Level IV IMGCA Certified Mental Game Professional Coach.
Mike has an outstanding athletic background. He excelled in
basketball and golf. Mike participated in sport from an early
age. He was involved in youth soccer from the ages of 9-11
and in high school he competed in basketball at the junior
varsity and varsity levels and golf at the varsity level.
In golf in his junior year they were state champions. He placed
third individually. In his senior year he was the conference
player of the year. To be a competent mental game coach, it
is not mandatory to have been a great athlete, or to have
competed at the highest levels. But it is very helpful to
have competed so you can empathize with clients and provide
them insights about competing that only a former competitor
can know. In this way, Mike can really draw from his competitive
experiences to help his clients.