Dr. Tom Dorsel

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Dr. Tom Dorsel

Professor Emeritus

Dr. Tom Dorsel is a licensed clinical psychologist and Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Francis Marion University in Florence, SC.  A former President of the South Carolina Psychological Association, he received B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in psychology from the Universities of Notre Dame, Kentucky, and New Mexico, respectively. He also completed post-doctoral training in clinical psychology at the University of California-Davis Medical Center. A university professor for 34 years, Dr. Dorsel has produced more than 50 publications and conference presentations in the areas of experimental, educational, clinical, health, and sport psychology.

Widely recognized for his contributions to the field of sport psychology, Dr. Dorsel has been a Sport Psychology Consultant and Visiting Professor at the University of Notre Dame where he worked with over a dozen NCAA Div. I sports. Of particular note is his work with golfers throughout the past 30 years, which has brought him special recognition from GOLF Magazine as one of golf’s leading sport psychologists and by the International Network of Golf, which awarded him the top prize for instructional writing in 2004.  Dr. Dorsel has written three books, been Contributing Editor for GOLF Magazine, Technical Editor for GOLFWEEK, and featured contributor for Golf Illustrated, writing more than a 100 articles for the three publications combined over the course of his career.  He has made ten appearances on ESPN’s “Inside the PGA Tour” with professional golfers Jim Gallagher, Fred Funk, Bruce Fleisher, Kirk Triplett, Bob Estes, and others. His latest book, GOLF: The Mental Game, is currently in bookstores across the country, as well as on Amazon.com.  Tom is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America and has played competitive golf with a single-digit handicap for over 50 years.

Information about individual consultation and speaking engagements, as well as Dr. Dorsel’s three books, GOLF: The Mental Game, the PUTTING MACHINE, and THE COMPLETE GOLFER: Physical Skill and Mental Toughness, can be obtained by calling Serious Sports at 843-618-4653 or by visiting Serious Sports.

Dr. Dorsel may be reached at tom@dorsel.com.

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