Meet Your Instructor


Dr. Morris Pickens

or "Dr. Mo" as his clients affectionately call him, is a Sports Psychologist specializing in competitive performance enhancement.

He coaches athletes and business professionals to learn how to Choose Success and reach their highest potential.

His clients have a

combined 31 PGA Tour victories including four majors, over 300 amateur wins and two NCAA Championships.

Dr. Pickens received his Ph.D. in sport psychology from the University of Virginia in 1995. During this time, he focused his research and consulting interests in the area of golf psychology, specifically the acquisition of Putting Confidence.

He and his wife Suzanne, have four children: Sellers, McCullough, Worth and Emerson.

What clients are saying:

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Dr. Mo has worked with PGA Tour professionals Zach Johnson, Stewart Cink, Lucas Glover, Keegan Bradley, Jonathan Byrd, Nick Watney, Will Gordon, Kyle Stanley, Davis Love III, Justin Leonard, John Rollins, Vaughn Taylor, Michael Thompson, Chris Stroud, Bob Wolcott, Charles Warren, Brian Bateman, and Davis Thompson:

who have won 4 Major Championships and 31 PGA Tour victories while working with Dr. Mo.

In addition to working with professional golfers, Pickens has provided consulting to professional athletes in the NFL, MLB and Nascar as well as collegiate teams in most every sport. Dr Mo is also sought out for consulting on leadership and mental training by various corporate boards, sales teams and service organizations.

He does this by helping athletes and leaders:

  • Think more effectively regarding the challenges they face
  • Practice more productively based on their strengths and weaknesses
  • Implement specific strategies to manage specific competitive situations
A Word from Dr. Mo

For over 25 years I have had the opportunity to help golfers of all ages strive for and attain their goals.

During this time I have enjoyed watching high school players develop into Division I All-Americans, young professionals earn their way onto and win on the PGA Tour, and celebrated amateurs enhance their game as they joined the Champions Tour. That is what I try to accomplish with every player I work with – enhancing their mental skills so that they can advance from their current playing level to successively higher levels.

What I teach all athletes is a sound philosophy of performance combined with an ability to understand their emotions, their thought processes, and their practice habits and how each of these affect performance.

I help players define goals, develop plans to achieve their goals, and evaluate their progress. I do not offer “quick fixes” or gimmicks.

Although I can't promise that every player I work with will play professional golf - with hard work, dedication, and a commitment to working on one’s game, I can ensure clients will learn how to think more effectively, practice more productively, and most importantly will shoot lower scores.


Dr. Mo looks forward to working with you!


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