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Dr. Paul McCarthy

Sport Psychologist



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Dr Paul McCarthy CPychol. HCPC Practitioner Psychologist was appointed as the inaugural resident sport psychologist at the Home of Golf - St Andrews, Scotland. He supports professional athletes in various sports, especially professional golfers. He has supported, and continues to support, golfers who play on various tours (e.g., European, Challenge, Tartan, Jamega)and development squads as well as aspiring university golfers. He continues to lecture, research and write about the psychology of sport outside his consulting hours. His research explores attention and emotion


  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Football
  • Athletics


  • Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist
  • Accredited Sport Scientist
  • BSc, MSc, PhD

Recent Articles

Practising to play great golf

Golf is played with the body but won with the mind

What Is perfect putting? Ask Tiger, Tom, Jack, Ben, Brad

Putting out of your mind