Who Is Julie Elion? The Mysterious Confidence Booster of Justin Thomas, Max Homa, and More in Rome

Published 09/29/2023, 12:36 PM EDT

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Golf is the definition of a holistic sport. It is crucial for a skilled golfer to be both physically well-practiced and mentally well-rested. It is a well-known fact that events like the Ryder Cup can be extremely stressful for the golfers involved. However, players such as Justin Thomas, Max Homa, and Wyndham Clark have chosen not to remain alone in this journey.

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They are taking the help of the famous sports psychologist, Julie Elion, to improve their game and their mental health. Elion has been an active part of the golf world as she has years of experience being a sports psychologist to many famous golfers. In this year’s Ryder Cup being conducted in Rome, Elion’s role is crucial as she is helping these famous players meet the expectations of their fans and beat the blues.

The magic of the famous sports psychologist, Julie Elion

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Having someone who can help you figure out your emotions and guide you to the ladder of success is something we all have dreamt of at some point in our lives. Julie Elion does just that. The premier sports psychologist is surely at the top of her career. She has helped many top golfers keep their heads clear and achieve success in the past couple of decades.

This is also not Julie’s debutant Ryder Cup, as she has had experience counseling golfers on either or both of the teams for years now. This year she has been helping professionals like Justin Thomas, Max Homa, and Wyndham Clark.

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Earlier this year, Max Homa opened up about his mental well-being and said, “The confidence is becoming more steady. I’ve been working with a sports psychologist, Julie, who has… opened my eyes to a lot of things. Having a plan each day mentally. I didn’t go into a single round this week thinking about a technical goal or a statistical goal, it was I’m going to learn something today…” He added, “It’s always a good week when Julie is there.”

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Max is not alone in his praise for Julie Elion’s work. In fact, all of the famous players that Julie has helped throughout the years have given her good recommendations. Justin Thomas and Wyndham Clark also make it to the list of admirers of Elion’s work. Julie’s mastery in helping these players realize their true potential can be seen through their renewed optimistic way of approach.

What is Julie Elion golf’s secret weapon?

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Julie Elion and her sharp skill set in offering support to talented players is a well-known fact in the athletic community. Golf, for one, is as much a mental game as it is a physical one. However, the importance given to the mental aspect of the game is significantly lesser than the physical one.

This is why professionals like Julie Elion become so important. It is the need of the hour for people in the sports world to understand how important it is to effectively deal with everyday stressors as well as major happenings in their lives in order to improve their game.

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Having a legend like Julie Elion on one’s side can surely prove itself as a secret weapon as mental clarity is the way ahead.

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Daiemah Malik

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