The paradoxical freeing power of commitment

I’ve got a riddle for you: Let’s say you’re playing golf by yourself and you have to use a washroom. You just gotta. So you leave your golf bag on the tee. While you’re in the loo, say your golf bag falls over. There’s no one there to hear it land on the ground. Does it make a noise? Super deep, eh? It’s good for you to think about stuff like that—at least for a few seconds before you look it up on Google. Ok. I got something else for … [Read more...]

Ill and injured veterans “soldier on” with golf and fellow vets

Howard Glassman, my co-host on our Swing Thoughts podcast, and I are proud to be playing in the Soldier On to St. Andrews golf tournament at Beacon Hall Golf Club on Monday, June 6. My story tells why it's so important. Please share it. And media people--tell it! When retired Canadian soldier Chris Charron spilled coffee on his pants while driving to a Golf Camp for veterans last summer, he thought it was the excuse he needed to turn around … [Read more...]

My math belief added up to trouble (and how your stories are messing with you)

Can you glance at a bunch of numbers and effortlessly add them in an instant? Not me. Especially if there are people watching and waiting for me, such as after a round of golf and I'm the scorekeeper. Ack! When I have to publicly compute, I suffer bodily chaos similar to Albert Brooks' outbreak of flop sweat in Broadcast News. I think it partially stems from standing at the chalkboard in high school math class with an exasperated teacher … [Read more...]