Dr. Brian Hemmings

HCPC Registered Sport & Exercise Psychologist

Dr. Brian Hemmings

Brian was the lead psychologist to the England golf team for 16 years (1997-2013) delivering high performance strategies with European and World Championship winning teams and individuals at men’s, youth and junior level. During this time he  helped develop the mental skills of the best young emerging English golfers including the likes of Danny Willett, Chris Wood, Ross Fisher, Tommy Fleetwood, Andrew Johnston, Tom Lewis, Paul Waring and Eddie Pepperell, along with many Walker Cup players such as R&A World No. 1 Jamie Moul, Neil Raymond and Seniors Tour winner and amateur legend Gary Wolstenhome, MBE.  He was most recently Lead Psychologist to the Hong Kong Golf Association.

Brian has continued to work with many of these players into their professional careers on the various European tours. He was also the performance psychologist to the English Women’s Golf Association (1998-2001 & 2006-10), and still works with current LET players. Brian is the author of the CD ‘In the Zone: Simple Mental Skills to Improve Your Golf’ and four books, including the best-seller ’Mental Toughness for Golf: The Minds of Winners’. He is a regular presenter around the UK and Ireland on the PGA CPD programme, and has presented at PGA National Conferences in the UK and across Europe. As well as hosting four successful UK golf psychology conferences since 2002, Brian regularly runs Masterclasses in Golf Psychology for psychologists and golf coaches.  He has presented internationally in Australia, China, South Korea, Austria, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Italy, Hong Kong, India, Latvia and the USA.   He has worked as a golf development consultant for the PGAs of Europe on the R&A ‘Working For Golf’ worldwide programme.

Brian has a wealth of experience in other sports, having worked with championship winning individuals and teams in professional cricket, 12 medallists in Olympic and Commonwealth Games boxing, and podium winners in single seat motor racing/sportscars including LeMans, Formula 3, GP2 & Formula 1. Whilst golf consultancy takes up most of his time, Brian is still actively working in professional cricket and motorsport.

Brian gained his PhD in sport psychology from the University of Southampton in 1998; and has trained and mentored many golf psychology practitioners over the last two decades. He is also trained in hypnosis and bereavement counselling. In 2010 he was awarded a Fellowship by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences in recognition of ‘esteemed personal achievement, skills, knowledge and service to BASES and the sport and exercise science community’.

Brian has three daughters, enjoys Quentin Tarantino films, and is a lifelong Chelsea supporter.