Life and even golf lessons from the founder of the Blue Jays

Simon Sinek, who wrote the influential book Start With Why, probably doesn't know Don McDougall, but I'll bet the author would say the founder of the Toronto Blue Jays has always had a clear sense of 'why. 'Picture: Trot Magazine/Brian Acton We broke a 100. Howard Glassman and I recorded our 100th episode of Swing Thoughts last week. It’s quite a milestone for us or any podcast.  Doing the podcast has given us an opportunity to talk … [Read more...]

A slightly different mantra could make you more resilient

Ezine #10, June 14, 2017—I didn’t have the luxury of easing into my new role with the University of Guelph golf team. My first tournament as head coach was the Canadian University/College Championship two weeks ago. Our five-member men’s team had a nice mix of veterans and young players, but only two had played in the national championship before. (Our women’s team didn’t qualify this year.) I was looking for a way to help them cope with the … [Read more...]

Virtual reality reminds that feeling the swing is real deal

Interesting WSJ story that virtual reality can help people make change. Reminds me of Virtually Perfect Golf in the early 2000s, which was a great idea developed by Don Wilson. (I did their PR.) He got the idea that if people could see and feel themselves make a great golf swing within a model, they would improve quickly. The swing model was based on Canadian pro Ben Kern, the biz created a lot of excitement, and it soon sold franchises, … [Read more...]

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