The Psychology of Tournament Golf

A Game-Day Primer for Aspiring Champions


There is no other day like game day. It’s the day your score is posted for the world to see. It’s a day filled with competitive pressure and unforeseen adversity. To succeed on game day you have to have freedom in the chaos. In The Psychology of Tournament Golf Dr. Cook delivers his PGA Tour tested strategies for playing your best when it means the most. This game day primer will direct your steps from the moment you wake up on tournament day until you debrief after the round. 

You will also discover a revolutionary secret to the game that brings together the mental and mechanical aspects of the swing and putting. In the bonus sections Dr. Cook introduces both the Utopia Pre-Set Swing and Face-On Putting. These techniques will fuel the imagination of those seeking a competitive advantage on game day.

This is a masterpiece text on the final frontier - the mental game. Dr. Cook gives his best stuff in The Psychology of Tournament Golf.
— Bill Rogers, 1981 British Open Champion and PGA Tour Player of the Year
The principles in this book are the same strategies Dr. Cook and I used during my NBA career.
— David Robinson
, NBA MVP 1995, NBA World Champion 1999, 2003, NBA Hall of Fame
David Cook has taken the abstract art of sports psychology and quantified it in the Psychology of Tournament Golf.
— Billy Hurley III
, PGA Tour
Dr. Cook’s game day roadmap provides a fun and easy way for reaching your golfing dreams.
— Fred Funk
, multiple PGA Tour winner
David Cook outlines, in a simple consistent format, how to find freedom in the chaos of game day!
— John Harris, 
U.S. Amateur Champion (1993), Champion’s Tour winner
Dr. Cook’s teachings have affected the way I play the game, teach the game, parent, and lead my club. It will serve you well on all the ‘game days’ that are in front of you.
— Michael Leemhuis, 
CEO, Congressional Country Club, Site of 2011 U.S. Open
I always believed there was a way to better bridge the technical and mental. In reading this book you will learn that it is not only possible, but also how to do it. You are about to discover the bridge.
— Jim Hardy, 
2007 National PGA Teacher of the Year, Best-Selling Author, Top 10 Golf Instructor - Golf Digest