Getting even with your nemesis hole

This article orginally appeared in the Spring 2017 edition of ClubLink Life. Ezine #8—For as long as Jordan Spieth steps on the tee box of No. 12 at Augusta National, I’ll bet he will suffer a little pinch of pain in his psyche. I'm also betting he'll get over it. The talented Texan has made a mess of the beautiful par-three in the last two Masters: in 2016, Spieth was leading when he dunked two shots in Rae’s Creek, made a seven and … [Read more...]

How I learned to stop trying and became a better podcaster

Watch Howard and I present what we're calling Swing Thoughts Live at the Toronto Golf Show on Friday at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2:30 p.m. It will be fun! Click here for details Newsletter #3, February 23, 2017—I have been doing a podcast called Swing Thoughts for more than a year now with Howard Glassman—aka Humble Howard—but it’s only in the last few months that I finally feel like I can play without choking my guts out. We’ve done 38 … [Read more...]

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...]

The ever fascinating Fred Shoemaker shakes things up

  I posted this clip on my Facebook page Wednesday and it sparked some debate among a couple of high profile instructors about the difference between 'what's correct' and what makes a student—in this case, Golf Channel's Damon Hack—just feel good. Check out the video of Fred Shoemaker on The Golf Channel. To me, it demonstrates why I believe Fred is arguably the greatest coach in golf who operates under the radar. Fred's approach is … [Read more...]

New Karl Morris golf book focuses brilliantly on attention

  If you think about it, the objective of golf is to send the ball to the target. But, largely due to a steady diet of golf instruction, most golfers are focused on moving some part of their body, such as shifting their hips, keeping their left arm straight, turning their shoulders, and on and on. Karl Morris, the U.K.’s leading golf performance coach, says this internal focus is the reason that most golfers struggle on the course. … [Read more...]