Golf Monthly's assistant editor Alex Narey caught up with mental game expert Gary Leboff to see if he could learn to overcome his on-course demons. Here are some mental tips for golf

David McGill: Functional training for golf

David McGill explains how strength and flexibility training can help with posture and in doing so aid your muscles to function correctly, with the goal of improving your golf swing.

David McGill explains how strength and flexibility training can help with posture and in doing so aid your muscles to function correctly, with the goal of improving your golf swing.

Tiger Woods is doing it. So is Justin Rose. Here Jayne Storey talks about meditation and how this simple practise can enhance and improve your golf game

Mental golf expert Gary Leboff shows you how to achieve perfect focus whenever you need it to make distractions on the golf course a thing of the past. Learn the Black Box Recording technique

Great vision does not simply come with knowing what is in front of you, for spatial awareness skills allow sportsmen to visualise a complete picture of their surroundings, says mental expert Gary Leboff.

Learn this technique and on-course (and off-course) distractions will become a thing of the past. Mental golf expert Gary Leboff shows you how to achieve perfect focus whenever you need it by using the Black Box technique

There is no such thing as ‘finding your level and playing to it’. Golf is about constantly striving to get better and to succeed you must learn to take more risks, says mental game expert Gary Leboff.

Your round of golf starts well before the first tee – you need to prepare correctly and learn to keep your anticipation reined in to reach your potential. Mental game expert Gary Leboff explains.

Learn this technique and on-course (and off-course) distractions will become a thing of the past. Mental golf expert Gary Leboff shows you how to achieve perfect focus whenever you need it.

Russell Smith is the head professional at Gleneagles and one of the original Golf Monthly Top 25 Coaches

In 2004 Golf Monthly set out to compile a list of the top British and Irish coaches. A group of around 120 nominated pros was whittled down to 25 as our judgement process assessed their ability to communiate with golfers of all ages and abilities.

Golf can be frustrating, but losing your cool will only make things worse. Mental golf expert Gary Leboff addresses the anger issue and looks at improving the way you respond to mishaps.

Steve Cooper was added to the list of GM Top 25 Coaches in 2006. He was recently awarded Advanced Fellowship of the PGA

Based in the West Midlands, Andy Dunbar coaches the England ladies team

Alasdair Barr has coaches numerous Tour players to glory including Luke Donald. He is one of the EGU's most knowledgeable coaches

Steve Robinson

Steve Robinson is based at Sandburn Hall GC in Yorkshire. He has coached players of all abilities for 25 years

Neil Marr

Neil Marr is based at Meldrum House Golf Club near Aberdeen and coaches former Open Champion, Paul Lawrie

David Ridley is an EGU coach and has helped both European and US Tour players to glory