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From Challenge to Triumph: MPGA’s Inspiring Journey


Hey there, I'm the guy behind MPGA. My journey to this point? Well, it's been quite a ride. I was a young golfer, all fired up with dreams of the PGA Tour. That dream took a serious hit when I lost my Division 1 scholarship. I was in a downward spiral. 

I hit the gym, worked on the swing, but nothing clicked. In competitions, my mind was my own worst enemy, filled with doubts and fears. Have you ever felt like no matter how hard you try, something just keeps holding you back? That was me.

Then, sport psychology entered my life. It was a game-changer. Realizing that my battle wasn't really with my swing, but with my thoughts and emotions, was a lightbulb moment. I started applying these mental strategies, and guess what? Things began to turn around, not just for me, but for others I shared these techniques with.

I dove headfirst into learning – got my master's and doctorate in sport and clinical psychology. As a professor in California, helping others tap into their mental game became my passion. Fast forward 25 years, and here we are. MPGA was born from my experiences and is proven to help golfers tackle their mental game head-on.

So, why am I telling you all this? Because I believe these mental skills are essential in today's game. And I want to share this with you, with coaches, with players, with anyone who's ever felt stuck like I did. Let's turn those challenges into victories, together.

Meet the Team Behind MPGA Academy

Trusted by professionals and amateurs alike, MPGA is dedicated to helping golfers master their minds and conquer the course.

Training For Peak Performance

At MPGA, we believe mental strength transforms golfers into champions. Our mission provides golfers with cutting-edge mindset techniques to overcome limitations and unleash potential on and off the course. 

The Leaders Driving MPGA

Get to know the experts dedicated to your success.

Dr. Mat Park

Founder & CEO

20 years of experience training leaders and elite athletes on peak performance.

Johnathan Loper “Coach J”

Executive Director

Training mental performance to tour pros, Olympians, US Army Rangers, and leaders.

Colleen Groomes

Mental Performance Coach & Consultant

Dedicated to developing mental skills for peak performance on and off the golf course.

Lulu Huang

Mental Performance Coach & Consultant

A Master's in performance psychology focused on advancing junior and collegiate golfers.

Izzy Jung

Business Development & Player Management

Former aerospace engineer turned academic advisor helping junior golfers optimize their development.

Christine Han

Legal Consultant

Avid golfer and attorney providing legal expertise and counsel to the MPGA team.

Gen Fulton

Mental Performance Golf Academy Level I Coach

Gen is a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Somatic Experiencing

MPGA Success Stories


"I received 20 PGA Education Credits from this amazing program that took me only one week to do on my own time! This program revolutionized my teaching approach with my students. I now integrate mental training in my teaching philosophy and it allows me a fresh, new, and innovative outlook on my teaching approach and it maximizes my impact with the students I teach. And they love it!"


Chris Breed
PGA Golf Professional at Berry Hills Country Club

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