What Golfers Are Saying

  • “Before I worked with Seth I doubted in my shotmaking abilities, put pressure on myself to get results, and it was hard to “move on” after mistakes. But once I got mentally conditioned I started to go for my shots, trust in my game, and manage myself much better on the course. Now I am ranked in the Top 30 in the state, I consistently shoot in the low 70’s, and will be playing college golf for UNC-Greensboro!”

    James Mishoe IV
    Committed to UNC Greensboro

  • “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 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

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

“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

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 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


“It has been a busy off-season. I recently spent 2 weeks in Sarasota, FL working with some of our best young pitching prospects. And In November I am head to the Dominican Republic to work with both pitchers and hitters at our Dominican Academy. We are integrating Mental Training at all levels of the organization and I have no doubt it will help the Orioles to be competitive on a yearly basis.”

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

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Seth Kaplan, Director of Mental Training for EPC, was recently interviewed by TriPreneur TV about Mental Training and how businesspeople and entrepreneurs can improve their "mental game" to perform at their best.