FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University psychology professor Tom Dorsel recently had an article titled “Break a Slump: Six ways to get your game back on track” published in the fall issue of Golf Illustrated magazine.
During the 2004 year, he is also scheduled to publish articles dealing with the mental aspect of several golf topics: making the big putt; faster play – how you can achieve it; eliminating negative thoughts; how to visualize perfect shots; and the most important millisecond in golf.
Dorsel has been a contributor to Golf Illustrated since 1996. In the past, he has written for GOLF Magazine, GOLFWEEK, and Golf Digest, and has published more than 100 sport psychology articles. He has also authored two books: “The Complete Golfer: Physical Skill and Mental Toughness” and “Putting Machine.” His writing has earned him four “Outstanding Achievement Awards” presented by the International Network of Golf (ING) at that organization’s annual Media Awards ceremony.
Prior to joining the FMU faculty in 1986, Dorsel taught for 12 years at Western Carolina University. 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.
He has produced televised features for ESPN’s “Inside the PGA Tour” and WHHI-TV’s “Hilton Head Golf Weekly.”