What Golfers Are Saying

  • “Before working with Seth I doubted in my abilities, I had trouble “moving on” after a poor shot, and would let one or two bad shots dictate the rest of my round. After finishing my five sessions with Seth, I am now able to focus on the task at hand and not worry so much about the outcome. Seth talked a lot about the mental scorecard and “driving it up.” As I continue to drive up my mental scorecard, my scores have gone down. After just a few sessions with Seth I shot a 3-under for 9 holes and a 5-under for 9 holes. My consistency has improved drastically and I have lowered my overall scoring average.”

    Austin Martinson
    Methodist University

  • I missed 5 straight cuts on the eGolf Tour and decided to contact Seth. After just 2 sessions I shot 63, 65, 71 (14-under) at the next Tour event. Now I know I have the talent and ability. I just needed an expert mental coach to maximize the shotmaking skills I have.

    Daniel Stanley
    eGolf Tour Pro

  • “I had been struggling for awhile but didn’t know how to fix it. I would put pressure on myself and then get frustrated that I wasn’t playing well. I knew I had the ability but I wasn’t getting results on the course and my confidence started to drop. But that all changed once I started working with a mental coach. Seth did an assessment and identified all the things that were holding me back and then put together a plan to allow me to execute with confidence and trust so that I wasn’t over-thinking or putting pressure on myself to play well. In a short period of time my mental game improved and scores went down!”

    Christian Hodge
    Will play at Greensboro College

This site is designed for professional, collegiate, and junior athletes who are looking to gain the Mental Edge to outperform the competition!

Mental Toughness education and training strengthens athletes’ mental skills so they can perform at their best, especially in pressure situations. These performance-enhancing skills include:

  • Internal Self-Confidence
  • Trusting Mindset
  • Focus and Concentration
  • Composure and Control
  • Mental Preparation
  • Anxiety and Frustration Management
  • Energy Recovery Techniques
  • Adaptive and Effective Thinking
  • Motivation and Resiliency
  • Goal Attainment Strategies

pga canada2I am pleased to announce the signing of Brad Miller, a pro who plays PGA Tour Canada! I recently worked with Brad in Towson, Maryland and he is now back in Canada for the final 4 events of the season. I will loop back with Brad when he is in Pinehurst, NC preparing for Qualifying School.

Brad fired a 64 last season to qualify for a web.com tour event and together we will take his mental game and overall game to the next level!


Alex Smalley moves up 16 spots to #6 in the NC Boys’ Rankings!

James Mishoe IV is up 12 spots to #8
Cooper Daniel is lighting it up! He jumps 39 spots to #168
Zander McCall moves up 11 spots to #178
Zach Freeman leaps 18 spots to #274
Evan Crook jumps 4 places to #320
Ronnie Uszenski moves up 8 spots to #345
Makenna Hammer is up 1 spot to #75 in the NC Girls’ Rankings


STATE-LOGO2I am pleased to announce that Victoria Dozier will play at NC State in 2016! She is a part of a small percentage of players to commit at the end of her sophomore year. Victoria plays for Triangle Volleyball Club and is a rising junior at Cardinal Gibbons HS.


I am pleased to announce the following NC Junior Boys’ rankings:

  • James Mishoe IV moves from #36 to #20
  • Alex Smalley moves from #30 to #22
  • Mark Johnston moves from #99 to #53
  • Justin Lang moves from #121 to #59
  • Cooper Daniel moves from #242 to #207 (3 sessions into the Program)
  • Ronnie Uszenski moves from #366 to #353 (2 sessions into the Program)

*Congrats to James, Alex, Mark, Justin, Cooper, and Ronnie!

I am equally pleased to announce the following NC Junior Girls’ rankings:

  • Gina Kim moves from #3 to #1
  • Makenna Hammer moves from #78 to #76

*Congrats to Gina and Makenna!

Seth Kaplan, M.Ed.
Director of Mental Conditioning
Competitive Golf Advantage

alex smalley

Alex is 1 of 4 Carolinians to advance to the US Junior Amateur Championship in Houston! Alex fired a 68-70 at the Sectional Qualifier at Prestonwood CC in Cary to earn a spot in the field. Recently, Alex won the NC Junior Championship so he is on major roll!

Alex is is the winner of the NC Junior Championship! Read all about it here!

Seth Kaplan, M.Ed.
Elite Performance Coaching

univ cincinnatiI am looking forward to working with Hannah Hicklen (Towson, MD) this summer. Hannah plays midfield and defense for the University of Cincinnati Women’s Lacrosse Team. She is excited to be receiving elite mental conditioning to get her ready for the Fall and the 2015 season in the American Athletic Conference.

Seth Kaplan, M.Ed.
Elite Performance Coaching

web.com-tourCongrats to Alex for firing a 69 at the Rex Hospital Open Junior Invitational! With the low round of the day Alex (Heritage Golf Club in Wake Forest) will be playing in the Web.com Rex Hospital Open - May 22-25 at TPC Wakefield in Raleigh!

Seth Kaplan, M.Ed.
Competitive Golf Advantage

usga-logoDaniel shot a 2-under 70 to win a US Open local qualifying event in Chapel Hill! Daniel advances to a regional qualifier June 2 and hopefully will be playing in the US Open Championship at Pinehurst Resort June 12-15.

Seth Kaplan, M.Ed.
Competitive Golf Advantage

virginia logo“It is great to work with Evelyn Dole who is in her freshman year at UVA. Evie has natural athleticism and is a quick learner. In our first session she consistently executed with confidence, trust, and intention...and her shotmaking really came alive. 1-under at the turn which is considerable improvement. I look forward to working with Eive again in late May for Session #2. She is back on track!"

Seth Kaplan, M.Ed.
Competitive Golf Advantage

ufc-logo“I am thrilled to partner with Evolution Agents to provide mental conditioning for 2 of their top fighters, Jeremy “Lil’ Heathen” Stephens (#10 ranked UFC featherweight) and Myles “The Fury” Jury. Jeremy is coming off a huge win and Myles (13-0) is fighting on the UFC 171 card March 15 in Dallas. I’ll begin working with both fighters in April.”

“I look forward to working with Patrick Clarke, junior kicker from the University of Buffalo. Patrick is entering the final season of his collegiate career and is drawing interest from NFL scouts. My job is to take his mental game to the next level to have a great senior season and, hopefully, get selected in the 2015 NFL Draft.”

Seth Kaplan, M.Ed.
Director of Mental Conditioning, Elite Performance Coaching

“I am thrilled to be back for a 3rd season with the Orioles. We are coming off back-to-back winning seasons which is great. Hopefully, we can continue this trend and return to the playoffs. Once again I will provide mental skills training for all the key pitching prospects in the organization. Our player development program is strong and we are all excited for our 2014 campaign. I report to Spring Training in March at our minor league complex in Sarasota, FL."

Seth Kaplan, M.Ed.
Baltimore Orioles
Mental Training Coordinator for Player Development