About The Profile
The profile was developed by Bobby Foster, a management consultant headquartered
in Columbia, SC. Bobby is a former teaching professional and golf coach at the University
of South Carolina where he coached several All-Americans including four players
who played on The PGA Tour.
Bobby is a Certified Behavioral Analyst specializing in
the DISC Behavioral Style Model. He explains the purpose behind the development
of the mental golf profile -
"Our company has had great success using DISC profiles in work language to help
people improve performance in all types of working environments. Over the years,
I've often thought about how much better I would have been as a player, instructor,
and coach if I'd been involved with the DISC Profile System during those stages of my life.
With that in mind, we built
this DISC profile in golf language so that players, instructors and coaches could enjoy
the same benefits I've seen countless experience with DISC profiles in other areas of life."
Bobby Foster addressing approximately 500 of the world’s greatest teachers at the
2006 PGA Teaching & Coaching Summit.
Once you work through a 10 minute questionnaire, the system generates customized information about you and your mental game tendencies, much like video and launch monitors produce customized information for working on your
swing and customizing your equipment. The profile is built for self-coaching
as well as for collaborating with your instructor or coach.
Your report includes "workshop" type exercises that will reinforce important mental game strategies and
make it easy to self-coach yourself and improve your game.
We’re grateful to several prominent people in the game for their assistance in developing
- Dr. Greg Rose and Dave Phillips, Co-Founders of The Titleist Performance Institute,
tested the profile extensively with players of all levels before including it in
“The Titleist Experience” program. Their feedback and advice has been invaluable.
- Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott of Vision 54 Golf Schools are both Golf Digest Top
50 Instructors and have extensive knowledge of the DISC profile system. Pia and
Lynn provided valuable guidance and included a section on our profile in their best-selling
book, Every Shot Must Have A Purpose.
- Two friends from The PGA Tour, Brad Faxon and Jonathan Byrd, tested the profile
and gave advice from a tour player’s perspective. The profile is designed for players
of all levels, and Brad’s and Jonathan’s input was quite helpful in making sure
the reports would be relevant for players of all levels.
- Dr. Bob Rotella, coach of some of the world's top players, and former U.S. Open Champion, Tom Kite, shared valuable information about what "really" works
in the mental game and encouraged us to use this information
in the profile.
We’re also grateful to many others for their contributions to the profile’s
development and ongoing improvement. Version 6 of the profile is online now and
includes many improvements suggested by instructors, coaches and golfers of all
levels who’ve previously used the profile. Please benefit from our research by working
through your profile by yourself and/or with your instructor.
We're confident you'll find your report easy to work with and the information to
be comprehensive and helpful for improving your performance. As Dr. Greg Rose, Co-Founder
of The Titleist Performance Institute advises, "The beauty of this system is that
our players get an accurate and comprehensive report without having to spend hours
completing laborious questions. You sure get a lot for the time and money you invest
in this process."