About Us

Our Mission

To help people, through our coaching, our instructors and our tools, using golf psychology as our channel, to be happy, healthy and successful in all ways possible.

About GolfPsych 

Our GolfPsych System is based on over 36 years of Tour research and Tour experience. We have helped almost 400 PGA Tour, Champions Tour and LPGA Tour Professionals.

Using these results and experiences we have refined our system of golf psychology training techniques to get the best results, in the shortest time. We have used these methods to help thousands of golfers, of all ages and abilities, to reach their personal goals!

  • Our professional clients have won 31 ‘Majors’ and many other professional events on the PGA, Champions, LPGA, European, Australian, Nationwide, Canadian, Asian, Japanese, Hooters, Tight Lies, and other Tours in the U.S. and around the world.
  • Our college clients have won many division and regional tournaments as well as the NCAA Div. I National Championship.
  • Our Junior clients have won numerous district and regional titles, as well as State Championships, and many have achieved national rankings and been signed by top Division I schools.
  • Our competitive amateur clients have won numerous top amateur titles as well as state and national championships.
  • Our avid golfer clients have broken through their personal best scores, and have won or placed well in numerous club and city events.

For over 16 years, we traveled to Tour events for at least 27 weeks each year. We have now retired from full time Tour travel (but definitely not from supporting our Tour clients) and this has given us the time and energy to focus on bringing our knowledge and system to you through this website, our book, newsletters, schools and GolfPsych Instructors.

We conduct our schools and meet with our clients at our home base for the past 23 years, beautiful  Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort and Spa, near Boerne, Texas just North West of San Antonio. This Hill Country Resort has a good 18 hole golf course with practice area and hotel with great restaurant. It has everything we need to visit with and help our clients learn to perform better. Plus we get to enjoy the great Hill Country life with our menagerie of rescued animals.

Our Founders

Dr. Deborah Graham is a licensed Counseling Psychologist specializing in golf performance. Working with professional and amateur golfers from around the world, her client list includes almost 400 players on the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour and Champions Tour, 21 of which she helped guide to 31 major championships. She was recently chosen by Golf Digest to their first Top 10 Sport Psychologists in Golf list!

Dr. Deborah Graham with Dave Stockton
Beginning in 1981 with a study of LPGA players she determined the statistical differences between champion and average players on tour, collecting data with the assistance of LPGA hall of fame member, Carol Mann.  The findings helped earn her doctorate and discovered 8 critical personality traits for success in golf. This study was duplicated on the PGA Tour and Champions Tour with the assistance of her husband, Jon Stabler, again finding the  8 champion traits and forming the foundation of the GolfPsych mental game training system. These studies and their Tour experience resulted in their book, “The Eight Traits of Champion Golfers”, published by Simon and Schuster in 1999.
 
Dr. Graham has also authored numerous articles for newspapers and golf magazines, published a mental game column for Senior Golfer Magazine and appeared on golf programs for a variety of networks including ESPN, Fox and CNN.  

Jon Stabler is co-founder of GolfPsych.  Along with being a co-researcher and co-author in the personality study of golfers and the resulting book, “The Eight Traits of Champion Golfers”, Jon has developed and conducted our GolfPsych group schools and Instructor training programs. He has worked with numerous players and college teams including TCU, SMU, A&M and Baylor.

Jon invented the patent pending Mind Meter used in GolfPsych schools & programs. It enables GolfPsych clients to quickly learn to manage emotions and attain optimum tension levels for golf.

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