Championship Thinking in Sports

Jim Meier

Championship Thinking in Sports – Do you know your golf personality?

Just as all people have personality differences, the same holds true for all people in their sport(s) of choices. However, few athletes truly know their sport personality including the strengths and hurdles that accompany it. This knowledge void keeps them from systematically notching up their performance. For this reason, I developed the Golf Personality Profile* with its 16 different types. Look, we all have strengths to capitalize upon and hurdles to overcome or minimize. What a shame to not know them! Guest Bob Miller**, who completed and scored the profile, and I talk through golf tendencies natural to him. We also discuss golf personality tendencies of Master Champion, Bubba Watson, runner up Louis Oosthuizen as well as Phil Mickelson and Jack Nicklaus. All who are different in their approach to the game. *Based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), most widely used theory on personality types, which originated in 1917. Jim Meier, MBTI certified in 1991, has extensive experience administering and interpreting the questionnaire one-on-one and to teams in sports, business, heath care, government, not-for-profits and the military. **Bob has 48 years of birdies, pars and bogies under his belt. An accomplished golfer, he won the 2011 Nebraska Senior Match Play Champion and was a spectator at the 2012 Masters.