University Communications
News Releases
FMU Report
University Images
Archived News Releases
Archived Sports Releases
Arts International
Summer Camps
2015 Outstanding Staff Service Awards

Future Students:



Former FMU Professor returns to columnist role for Golf Illustrated

FLORENCE, SC - Dr. Tom Dorsel, sport psychologist and professor emeritus at Francis Marion University, will resume his role as a columnist for Golf Illustrated beginning with the Winter Issue of 2011. The issue is scheduled to be released this week.

He wrote for golf’s oldest magazine for 12 years, before taking a two-year break during which Dorsel devoted time to book signings, talks and interviews in conjunction with the release of his 2008 book, GOLF: The Mental Game, which is available through bookstores and Reviews of Dorsel’s book can be found at

Over the past two years, Dorsel has also worked with the NCAA speakers program, with various university athletic departments, and with individual performers as diverse as college baseball and soccer players, professional golfers, a Wimbledon tennis player, and even an internationally-ranked Irish dancer. This is in addition to giving talks for golf clubs and professional associations, as well as speaking engagements on various psychology topics for business, school, community, and church groups.

In the 2011 edition of Golf Illustrated, Dorsel’s column will address such topics as (1) building consistency in your game, (2) taking your score low, (3) four things that determine success in putting, and (4) the nuances of a routine. Golf Illustrated is available by subscription or can be found on magazine stands at Barnes & Noble, Borders, Wal-Mart, and in most airports.

Prior to joining the psychology faculty at Francis Marion in 1986, Dorsel taught for 12 years at Western Carolina University. He retired from Francis Marion in 2008.  He earned degrees from the Universities of Notre Dame, Kentucky, and New Mexico, and completed a post-doctoral internship in clinical psychology at the University of California at Davis Medical Center. He is a past president of the South Carolina Psychological Association.


Last Published: January 31, 2011 1:14 PM
Empowered by Extend, a school software solution from