About

Tim O´Connor

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I love working with words, people and ideas. I am a communicator and a coach.

I am the Mental Performance Coach of the ClubLink Academy at Glen Abbey.* I help golfers improve their performance and have more fun through increased awareness of themselves. (*I also work with non-ClubLink members and professionals.)

I am Head Coach of the University of Guelph Gryphons varsity golf team.

My students include competitive low-handicap amateurs, average players, professionals and university players.

I am a certified Mind Factor Coach, the coaching program of acclaimed European golf performance coach Karl Morris. I’ve studied the work of revered golf coach Fred Shoemaker and attended his workshops, and collaborated on articles with PGA Tour performance coach Paul Dewland.

I am co-host of the Swing Thoughts podcast with (Humble) Howard Glassman, a show dedicated to the mental side of golf. The show is entertaining, you can learn a lot to improve your game, and you’ll laugh. This is NOT a Golf Channel show.

Over the course of my 30-year writing career, I’ve written four books, including The Single Plane Golf Swing: Play Better Golf the Moe Norman Way, co-written with Todd Graves and released in early 2015.

The second edition of The Feeling of Greatness: The Moe Norman Story, was released in July 2017. The new edition examines Moe’s legacy and the last 10 years of his life, and includes new photos and 43 anecdotes (‘Moe stories’ as they are known), most of which have never been published.

Along the way, I have developed considerable skill and experience in facilitating men in circles and on trainings run by the ManKind Project.

For 14 years, O’Connor Communications worked with organizations that included Nike Golf Canada, ClubLink Corporation, PGA of Canada, Core Golf Academy, the PGA TOUR of Canada, and more.

And way, way back, I was music critic with the Canadian Press (among others, I interviewed David Bowie, Lou Reed and Robert Plant—cool, eh?), and I was golf columnist for the Financial Post and reported on golf for CBC Radio. I’ve been published in SCOREGolf, Golf Digest and Golf World and the www.goodmenproject.com.

Most importantly, I’ve been married to Sandy Halloran for 30 years, and I’m proud of my sons Corey, 21 and Sean, 20.