Dr. Joe Parent has taught Performance Psychology for golf, business, and life for over 30 years. As a distinguished PGA TOUR and LPGA Sports Psychologist/Instructor, he has worked with many major champions and other top professionals. He has the singular distinction of coaching both a man (Vijay Singh) and a woman (Cristie Kerr) to their respective #1 World Rankings.
Golf Digest magazine named Dr. Joe to their list of “Top Ten Mental Game Experts” in the world in 2005 and again in 2013 (the only years they have offered such a designation).
His first book, the #1 best-seller ZEN GOLF: Mastering the Mental Game, has sold over a quarter-million copies world-wide in nine different languages. Golf Digest reviewers say, “Here is a book that is highly original and exciting, destined to become a classic. Dr. Joe Parent is a groundbreaking writer in golf instruction.” His latest book, How to Make Every Putt: the Secret to Winning Golf’s Game Within the Game, debuted last year to rave reviews.
Dr. Joe has coached thousands of professional and amateur golfers of all levels and all ages; he currently specializes in working with competitive junior and collegiate golfers. He
has been the sports psychology consultant for the Pepperdine University golf team and consulted with several other teams as well.
He has been featured on ESPN, HBO Sports, CNN, and NBC, as well as many appearances on The Golf Channel. The ZEN GOLF book has had its own cameo TV appearances, being read by Ray Romano on “Everybody Loves Raymond” and by Malcolm McDowell on “Franklin and Bash.” Dr. Joe has coached Ray, Malcolm, Kevin James, George Lopez, Michael O’Keefe (Danny Noonan in Caddyshack), Robby Krieger (The Doors), Marcus Allen, Oscar de la Hoya, and Alonzo Mourning, among many athlete and celebrity golfers.
Dr. Joe Parent teaches in southern California at The Los Angeles Country Club and at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa Resort. He also offers lessons by telephone, Skype or Facetime to students all over the world. For more information, please visit his website at www.ZenGolf.com.