ABOUT DAVID MACKENZIE AND GOLF STATE OF MIND

David MacKenzie is a Mental Coach and the founder of Golf State of Mind. He currently works with golfers on the PGA Tour, Web.com Tour, European Tour, Challenge Tour, LPGA and LET, along with many elite juniors and amateur golfers of all levels.

Throughout David’s playing career, he learned quickly how attitude, self-belief, focus and mental toughness affect performance in golf. He knew that was the major difference between his average and great rounds. But the question was: “How does one improve these mental skills and achieve “the zone” more often?”

While studying at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, David began in-depth research into sports psychology and how elite performers apply their minds to practice and play. He interviewed hundreds of elite golfers and sports psychologists. He shared what he discovered via his website, “Golf State of Mind” and it quickly resonated with golfers of all levels. Golf State of Mind is now the most popular resource for mental coaching for golf on the web, with over 350 articles published. David has also been published in Golf Digest, Golf WRX and Golf Tips Magazine. 

David is able to effectively communicate the mental and emotional process that elite players are able to achieve on the course, which helps them succeed. Although there are fundamentals to his approach, all players are different in what they need to focus on during a round and what brings out their best performances. For this reason, the Golf State of Mind is a “player-centric approach” that finds the best process for each individual.

David now has over 10 years of experience working as a mental coach for golf. His mental coaching system is taught one on one (in person or remotely), in a group setting, and via his digital mental game training products and books. His system develops mental toughness, improves emotional control and teaches golfers how to stay focused on what’s most important to maximize their chance of success. 

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Contact David directly regarding personal coaching lessons at [email protected] or call (571) 641-9687. You can also visit www.golfstateofmind.com/products for more information about training products.

TESTIMONIALS FOR DAVID MACKENZIE

Cyril Bouniol

“Working with David has been very productive and beneficial for me. He is a great listener and has equipped me with a variety of tools to face pressure. The mental aspect of the game is a never ending process but thanks to David, now I do have a process! He trains me to focus on what I can control and on having specific process goals in order to stay grounded in the present moment at all times. I am beyond grateful to have David on my team.”

Filip Raza

“David has helped me truly enjoy my golf by helping me let go of expectation and results and play with freedom and focus. The rewards for my work with David has been showing in my recent achievements one being winning the Slovakia Amateur Championship.”

Josh Hill Golf

“Working with David has really helped me develop a strong mental process meaning my focus is in the right place before and during shots, which makes a big difference when playing tournament golf”.

Erika220w

“David is a great speaker and does a wonderful job making the mental side of golf relatable to golfers of all levels. His approach is very practical and easy to follow and the library of resources is extremely useful! I recommend my students work with David – he bridges the gap between instruction and bringing your game to the course!”

Maia Schechter Golf

“David has helped me reach a new level in my golf game. He has equipped me with a toolbox full of techniques to help me succeed in high pressure situations. One of the things we have focused on is building a process that works for me and that I can rely on. Since I started working with David I have learned how to build confidence, which is a key to competing at the highest level.”

Gabriella Cowley

“Working with David has helped me tremendously. From my routines in tournaments, state of mind before and during events, helping me to make my practice as productive as possible and helping me to focus more on what I can control. Since I’ve been working with David I feel a lot more comfortable in tournaments and every week I’m gaining more confidence.”

Caitlin

“David is a phenomenal mental coach. He is able to relate to my questions and experiences by being a golfer himself. He helps you find the keys to why you play well, so you can consistently repeat that in tournaments. Personally, he has pushed me to more effective practice each day, working harder, focusing more on what I can control and developing a more positive attitude.”

David Harrison Golf

David MacKenzie has helped me take my game to the next level especially by being able to stay more present on the golf course. He knows what it takes to get to the next level in golf!

Buddy Wehrli Golf

“Working with David has been monumental for my golf game. He has taught me how to score in tournaments and be very successful in them. He makes everything so easy to understand and very fun to learn. I am very grateful for David and his coaching. Great coach and an even better guy.”

Lauryn Nguyen Golf

“If you want to consistently perform better on the golf course, under pressure, work with David MacKenzie! In a brief amount of time, he’s taught me mental skills which have helped me play great golf. His affirmations helped boost my confidence to believe in myself and my abilities.”

Anastasia Bakal Golf

“Working with David MacKenzie helped me reach a whole new level in my game and the techniques we worked on were key to my winning this year’s Russian Junior Championship. He has a great insight into the mind of an elite golfer and I use his techniques during every round to keep me confident and focused. Thanks David!”

Barham

David’s teaching cuts through all the noise in golf coaching and gets to the heart of what’s really needed to consistently improve.

Andrewtest

“David has helped me remove those mental blocks that we’re preventing me from taking my game to a new level. David’s sessions have made me feel more confident and helped me trust my swing. His system makes the mental side of the game easy to comprehend and easy to take action to use it to your full advantage. Thanks David!”

Steve Patterson Pga

As a student, coach and instructor in the game of golf I have dedicated endless hours in research of the best approach to conquering the mental side of golf. David MacKenzie has developed the ultimate mental game training system for golf. David has put together a program that not only explains “what to do” but clearly defines “how to do it”. Providing an effective and easy to implement system is where many mental game coaches fall short and David’s program is absolutely spot on!

Dr. Glen Albaugh

Of all the mental training packages available, Golf State of Mind is at the highest level. The content is superbly written based on good science, and knowledge David has gained from the many high-level players with whom he works. More importantly, the drills and exercises for their application are clear. Dial-in! This stuff really works.

Nick Hance NEW

“Since working with David for the past couple of years, I’ve seen a huge increase in my confidence, focus and my ability to handle the pressure of big tournaments. David’s process has without a doubt made me a mentally tougher golfer.”

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Over the past 6 weeks I have had a number of good finishes and played some very consistent golf. This is largely down to the work I did with David MacKenzie at “Golf State of Mind” over the winter. I am extremely relaxed and at one with myself on the course and able to get rid of any disappointment that may of lingered in previous years after a bad shot.

Nicdrezins

David’s Golf State of Mind Training System has given me specific things to work on to improve my mental game and I’ve seen huge improvement in my ability to play under pressure.

Aubrey150cirlce

David Mackenzie has a subtle yet genius approach toward the mental game. I got the chance to work with him and his knowledge of the mental game really helped to change my thought process on the golf course. After working with him, I felt more confident and I look forward to working with him in the future!

Petertaylor150cirlce

David’s coaching highlights the difference that makes a difference. When you practice these fundamentals you not only remove self imposed interference, but it returns you to your natural brilliance. Simple and deceptively brilliant.

Larsmelander

The tournament I played after reading David’s Training Program I hit 50 out of 54 greens and it had everything to do with his powerful concepts.

Heath

“On Tour you have to do everything possible to squeeze extra shots out of all areas of your game. David’s coaching has taught me how to quieten my mind in pressure situations so I can think more clearly and access my best swings.”

Adamgeetest

“David’s coaching makes playing good golf simple and effective. It’s amazing how a change in perspective towards what’s really important can make such a huge difference. All golfers, whether beginner or a Tour Pro like myself would benefit from his system.”

Danielletest

“David MacKenzie has created an amazing tool for anyone ready to tackle the mental game of golf. His “Golf State of Mind” system is very organized and yet exquisitely simple. David takes you through each aspect of the game, from long to short, talking you through the stumbling blocks and helping you clear them out of your way. I love it. His insights help my golf game, and my everyday life.”

Ewanporter

“David is certainly what you would call “a mental game guru”. Not only does he have deep insight into how to maximize performance using the power of the mind, but he communicates it in a way that’s easy to understand and easy to apply. Golfers of all levels can learn how to build confidence and get out of their own way with David’s coaching.”