All posts by Dr Fran Pirozzolo

About Dr Fran Pirozzolo

Dr. Fran Pirozzolo is a licensed consulting psychologist who has worked with many of the world’s top athletes and is currently the Mental Skills Coach for the Texas Rangers Baseball Club. Dr. Pirozzolo was the Mental Skills Coach for the New York Yankees from 1996 - 2002, winning 4 World Championships. Pirozzolo has also worked with the Houston Astros, the Detroit Tigers, for the NFL’s Houston Texans, and for the Heavyweight Champion of the World, Evander Holyfield, among others. Dr. Pirozzolo has been worked with collegiate athletic departments, including the University of Texas (men’s & women’s golf), Fordham University (basketball), University of Oklahoma (golf), Texas A&M University (men’s & women’s golf), Rice University (golf), Texas Christian University (golf) and the University of Houston (golf, baseball, basketball). Dr. Pirozzolo has published 14 books and over 250 scientific and popular articles. His golf books include “Game I Love” (Harper Collins) with golf legend Sam Snead, “The Mental Game Pocket Companion” (Harper Collins), “The Putter's Pocket Companion” (Harper Collins). Fran collaborated with Jim McLean on the Golf Channel production of Sam Snead: "A Swing For A Lifetime". Fran’s most recent book is entitled, “Multiple Intelligences and Leadership (Series in Organization and Management)” (with scholars Ron Riggio and Susan Murphy at the Kravis Leadership Institute – Claremont-McKenna College) Dr. Pirozzolo also has done a mental training for golf CD entitled “Golf Mind”.
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    Improve Golf Performance, Resilience, and Human Character

    Cultivation of Humility as a Technique not only to Improve Human Character and Resilience but as an Application for Performance Enhancement   Very few professional athletes possess a genuine dispositional humility. Of course, major reasons exist in modern...

    • Posted May 12, 2016
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    Golf Mental Toughness Skills

    Mental toughness skills enable us to cope with the stressful things that happen to us. Mentally tough, resilient people face potentially disruptive events and circumstances nearly every day, and they make it a habit to turn adversity...

    • Posted May 4, 2016
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    Sufi Golf

    There is an old Sufi parable that poignantly captures how people make bad decisions because of beliefs they hold on to that do not line up with common sense. Many of the “search strategies” that we use...

    • Posted March 18, 2016
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    Which Way to Augusta National?

    A critical review of Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool. New York: HMH Books, 2016 Everyone knows the old story about how the weary visitor to New York City...

    • Posted March 9, 2016
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    How Memory can Improve Your Golf

    IMPROVING GOLF PERFORMANCE BY ENHANCING PROSPECTIVE AND RETROSPECTIVE MEMORY   Memory retrieval increases the likelihood of future retrieval of the same memory traces. It is this effect that we are counting on in practice so that we...

    • Posted February 10, 2016
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