“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.”
“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
“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!”
Will play at Greensboro College
"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 eTour event. Now I know I have the talent and ability. I just needed an expert mental coach to maximize the shotmaking skills I have."
eGolf Tour Pro
63, 65, 71 at Salisbury Classic
“For many years I have struggled with the mental side of the golf swing. It started as a kid when I would get so frustrated I would start to slam clubs and just lose myself in the frustration of the game. Now that we finally took further action and started sessions with Competitive Golf Advantage, I have seen a great improvement in my attitude towards golf even when I am having a bad day. Even better I have seen much more improvement in the results I get with the pre-shot and post-shot routines.”
SouthWest Edgecombe HS
77, 76 at 2A State Championship
“Before I started with Seth I didn’t really have any process or routine when I played. After working with him for 5 sessions I now have a “go-to” routine that builds confidence and puts me in a Peak Performance mindset for every shot. I am now scoring in the mid-70’s which is a big improvement in a short amount of time.”
PGA Golf Program
“Since working with Seth on the mental side of my game I have a much better process and a clearer focus on the golf course. The game has slowed down and I am able to stay in the present. My game has risen to another level.
Seth has also been working with our members at Old Chatham Golf Club for over a year, and everyone Seth has worked with has improved their golf. His ability to help a player draw out his or her greatest potential is remarkable.”
John H. Marino, PGA
Director of Operations
Old Chatham Golf Club
"Seth's mental training has given me the ability to have full confidence in my swing, allowing me to trust every shot I make. My scores have drastically lowered since going through the process."
PGA Golf Management
“The greatest thing you've taught me is to utilize POSITIVE SELF TALK, and a PERSONAL PROCESS to achieve the execution of my intent. I will highly recommend your training to others because it has been paramount to my own success. I remembered that the definition of insanity is doing the same old thing and expecting a different result. I made a decision to act differently and learn new skills to bring myself to excellence.
The beauty of my decision is that it is a process that doesn't happen overnight; I can enjoy learning it, and can apply to all facets of my life. I am very grateful to you and Elite Performance Coaching for introducing me to these fundamentals and strengthening them in my game, in my teaching, and in my life.”
Pro Golfer, Teaching Pro
Bentwinds Golf and Country Club
"The mental performance training I have received from Seth has enabled me to look at golf in a new way. Instead of seeing potential danger on a course I can look at it now as just a golf shot. To those who play high amateur golf and those who are trying to make a living at it, I would recommend Seth to take your game to the next level."
"Thank you for your time and participation at the CPGA Winter Education Seminar. Your presentation was outstanding and added value to our Section professionals’ learning experience."
PGA Master Professional
Director of Golf
Kiawah Island Golf Resort
“Seth was a guest speaker for our Carolinas PGA / Jack Nicklaus Area III Meeting Series this past summer. He was so well received by our Area III professionals that we have decided to use him to present to our full PGA membership early next year at our Carolinas PGA Winter Educational Seminar. We are all excited that Seth has agreed to present.”
PGA Executive Director
Carolinas PGA Section
"Seth has helped me to learn how to focus and understand what I can and can not control. I have been able to use the tools to advance in my game and perform at my best on the mound. It feels great to get hitters out."
Evoshield Canes 13U
"Seth will be with us all year. It's mental toughness training. He'll concentrate on the pitchers. He'll prepare them mentally to perform physically."
Executive VP of Baseball Operations
“Thanks for the sports psychology sessions. I am much more focused now in every way, and I can just go back to getting hitters out the way I used to. You helped me to get my confidence back and to trust in my abilities as a closer.”
University of South Alabama
"Seth, thank you for coming to our stadium and presenting sports psychology to my players. As you know, I'm a big believer in mental skills training. Keeping your composure under pressure and being confident in your abilities plays such a major role in baseball. We look forward to working with you in the future."
Head Coach/Director of Operations
"Seth, thank you for doing such a great job teaching sports psychology and workingas the Assistant Academy Director. Your instruction, enthusiasm, professionalism, and hands-on mental coaching helped to make the summer one of the best at Dan Duquette Sports Academy. I know you'll have an outstanding career as a Mental Performance Coach and will be an asset to any team or organization."
Dan Duquette Sports Academy
Former Boston Red Sox Director of Baseball Operations
"Thanks for all you have done for Kamdyn! She is such a happy child now that she is performing her level 5 tumbling skills again. I think she did a super job setting weekly goals and reaching them! She could not have done this without your expertise and I can see you working with many more athletes in this sport. It is such a mental game and you have helped make a true athlete competitive again! Worth the money! One happy mom!"
“My son is a U14 Classic level soccer player who was having a difficult time with feeling intimidated by larger players and afraid of getting hurt. Seth met us at a place/time that was convenient for me and my busy schedule. He taught my son visualization and cue words to help him believe in himself - to be more confident and aggressive on the field. In just a few sessions my son's performance significantly improved! His coach was impressed, telling us my son has been playing with more confidence and aggressiveness.
The best part is that my son is now happy with how he is playing and thrilled that coach is giving him more playing time. Even though he was reluctant at first, my son soon realized how mental training is so important with the physical aspect of the game. Thank you, Seth!”
U14 Classic Level Soccer Mom
"Seth, I have really gotten a lot out of our sessions. When I practice the tools you gave me I play with more confidence and I play my best on the ice. When I have a negative thought about the size of the opponents I just visualize myself skating around them and then I get the cocky aggressiveness where I can't be stopped!"
13-year old hockey player
"Seth, it is great to hear your "mental tips" on the court during our coaching clinics. The mental game is so important in tennis so thanks for working with our Juniors at the club and for writing mental fitness articles for the website. Our members can really use the mental edge heading into USTA league play!"
Former Pro and General Manager
Raleigh Racquet Club
"Tennis is a combination of mental, technical, and physical. You have to be good at all 3 to be a good player. A mental training expert like Seth can help players to be mentally tough on the court. We work together at Raleigh Racquet Club once a month and it's great that RRC members get expert mental coaching in addition to technical instruction."
Pro Tennis Instructor
Former #21 ranked player in the world
"Seth, thanks for helping me to stay mentally tough through my injury and for the 5-point mental training plan to improve my footwork. I can't wait to start applying what I learned on the court!"
17-year old Junior player
Raleigh Racquet Club
"Working with Seth has enlightened our son as to the importance of being prepared mentally and emotionally for his tennis matches. Seth’s counsel has enabled our son to understand that his state of mind has a direct relationship to his level of physical play. Likewise, our son has learned to trust his physical abilities when riskier shots are required."
Chester Brown III
Father of USTA Juniors player
“Thank you for our incredible consultation session. While I spend countless hours playing matches and taking lesson from a pro, the hour I spent with you listening to my mental challenges and coming up with strategies to make me a more effective player was the best investment I’ve ever made. You asked the right questions to “get at” what was going on in my head during match play, then came up with effective strategies to beat back the negative and recruit the messages I needed to be focusing on during crunch time!!
USTA 3.5 Ladies
"Seth did a great job working with our Tennis Academy on their Mental Toughness. He came in and did an excellent presentation and then worked with our Juniors on the court."
Director of Tennis
North Hills Club
"Seth's advice was truly an important aspect of my first 1/2 Ironman. The grueling course and conditions in St. Croix made this race extraoridinarily difficult. With Seth's mental training and strategies, I was able to focus on the positive, avoid distractions, use my strength, and finish this extremely demanding race with a pride, and most importantly, a smile on my face!"
Dr. Sean Hillock
New York, NY
"I am really excited to be healthy and can't wait to start the ACC part of our schedule. Thanks for helping me to control my focus during practice and before matches. Using visualization as part of my mental preparation has been a big help. Staying sharp mentally is the key when you're going against the top heavyweights in the conference."
NC State Wrestler
“Seth offers a wealth of advice and experience for high school athletes who want to sharpen their mental toughness skills which are critical for athletes to develop to perform at the highest level.”
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