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Hi, I'm Josh.

I wasn't always a Golf Psychology Coach, nor was is it my main goal in life or what I had dreamed of doing.

I started playing golf when I was 12 years old. It began as a hobby to spend time with my Dad. It checked every box for me. It was challenging, I got to be outside, I got to be with Dad. And I could compete (albeit from a much closer starting point than my Dad).

I played in as many tournaments as I could, but I was nowhere near as good as other players in my age group. I was small for my age, so I was at a major disadvantage with my length. But that didn't stop me. I played and played and played. We never had a ton of money to devote to me playing golf, so I would practice at the course I was working at, hitting as many range balls and spending as much time around the putting green as possible. I slowly developed my skills, but I was improving nonetheless.

Despite averaging in the upper-90s in the years leading up to high school, I made it onto my school's varsity team (our only team) when I was in 7th grade. This gave me the confidence as a mid-teen that I might be good at this sport, so I kept working hard on my game. 


As I went further in high school, I went on to win two state championships, and from there received a scholarship to play NCAA Division I college golf at Appalachian State University, where upon graduating I held the second lowest scoring average in ASU history.

I then embarked on a four year journey to pursue professional golf. At the height of my amateur career, I won two state-level events in the summer of 2017 and finished runner-up in the 2017 U.S. Mid-Amateur. I was able to make it to #2 in the Carolinas Golf Association rankings and was in the top 10 in national Mid-Amateur rankings. But in the midst of that peak, I realized that competitive golf wasn't filling the void that I had.

​Since that decision to move on from pursuing professional golf, I have made it a mission to give back to golfers using the invaluable experience I've gained over the past decade and a half. In this journey I realized that the mental side of golf is where my passion and expertise are.

So I built Foundations Mental Performance as my way of helping players work on what I think is the most foundational part of the game: the mental, emotional, and psychological parts of golf. I now spend my weeks running Foundations Mental Performance, hosting The Mental Golf Show, and coaching for Precision Golf School, working with players all across the globe.

I believe that no matter your skill level or how many mental hurdles you have to navigate, with a well-defined plan, a good work ethic, and someone to help you along your journey, anyone can be a mentally strong player. My goal and my passion in mental coaching is to see competitive players become better on the course as well as off.

Josh's experience at a glance:

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Tournament Results

Notable Personal Tournament Results

  • 2017 U.S. Mid-Amateur - Runner-Up

  • Competed in 6 USGA events (5 U.S. Mid-Ams and 1 U.S. Am)

  • 93rd Carolinas Open - 1st

  • 2017 Triad Amateur - 1st

  • 4 appearances on the Captain's Putter and Tar Heel Cup Teams

  • 3 NCAA D1 wins

  • Forsyth County Amateur - 2 wins

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