Mark Walker is the Professional Mental Game Coach (Performance Coach) who is based in Paris, France with his family. He grew up around the famous links golf courses of the north-west of England and has been an avid golfer for over 40 years. He has had a single figure handicap for over 20 years.
Mark Is passionate about helping his clients to play to their full potential in competition.
He does this by facilitating increasing self-awareness about what helps each player to perform at their best as well as identifying the habitual negative patterns of thought and emotion that can get in the way of best performance.
Mark encourages golfers to create their own unique tool kit of mental, emotional and physical state change skills. This gives them the power and the confidence to optimise their performance state throughout the whole round and competition.
Happily, these skills transfer well into many other areas of a golfers life.
Mark has worked with players worldwide and of all abilities from PGA Tour players, Collegiate players, Competitive youth golfers, Elite amateurs and Recreational players alike.
He is always learning and loves sharing his vast knowledge, training and 15 years of coaching experience with his clients.
His personalized training plans in English and French ensure that each golfer is improving the specific skills that they need to move to the next level.
His coaching process is structured, detailed but also flexible enough to accommodate the individual learning styles of his golfers.
In his work as a Professional Golf Performance Coach, Mark combines two of his greatest passions in life, his love of golf and his love of coaching people to optimise their performance potential in golf and in life.
Mark’s Personal Message
I’m passionate about supporting my clients and helping them become the best golfers they can be. I believe that everyone can learn the core skills that lead to becoming a mentally and emotionally strong golfer.
I believe that every golfer has the ability to improve the quality of their golf game by becoming more aware of themselves as human beings. We all experience a multitude of different thoughts and feelings while we compete that can greatly influence our performance state and thus our performance.
Our state is always changing and this creates a challenge for us as golfers. How can we keep ourselves in our optimum performance state while we compete? Our beliefs, internal self-talk and external distractions can all impact on our state.
I love helping golfers to understand and manage their golf performance state so they can get out of their own way and perform at their very best.
I coach the “whole person” and this includes working on mental, social, emotional, spiritual, athletic and personal development of all athletes. Through a process of identifying what enables each golfer to perform at their very best and also by understanding the fears, mental barriers and other mental skills challenges, we are able to develop strategies to find and build on success. This approach is the foundation of the golf mental Game coaching programs and is used to assist athletes to achieve new heights in their golf performance, and personal lives.
- Certified Mental Game Coach Professional by Peak Performance Sports
- Certified Master Mind Factor Coach
- Certified International Trainer-ITS
- Certified N.L.P. Master Practitioner
- Certified A.A.M.E.T., E.F.T (Energy psychology) level 1, 2 ,3 practitionerHonours Degree in Pharmacy, Manchester University,1980-1984
Other additional training
- Option mentor training (work with core beliefs)
- Option institute Group facilitation training
- CTI coaching training
Golf Mental Game Coaching Inspiration
I have trained and studied under some of the worlds best mental game coaches.
- Dr Karl Morris and the Mind Factor Coaching program.
- Dr Patrick Cohn and the MGCP mental game coaching pro program.
- Pia Nillson and Lynne Marriott and their Vision 54 system.
- Plus inspiration from many other world class coaches.