Get results by focusing on what you really can control

I wrote this column for the recent issue of Canadian Junior Golf Association magazine, and added a few new bits. I believe that focusing on process rather than results can pay dividends in most everything we do. During a recent phone call with a 16-year-old client, he said gravely, “Coach, can I ask you something?” He was bummed out about the qualifying event that he had played that day. He teed off focusing on a low number. But his front … [Read more...]

There was evidence Canadian amateur would make his case

Canadian amateur Jared du Toit appeared to come out of nowhere to contend in the RBC Canadian Open. In fact, we shouldn’t have been that surprised: the Arizona State junior had won the prestigious Glencoe Invitational—one of Canada’s top amateur events—in June. He shot a competitive course-record 63 at San Francisco’s Olympic Club at the Trans-Miss Amateur Championship three weeks prior. There’s a massive difference between amateur events … [Read more...]

Karl Morris and Danny King featured on Swing Thoughts podcast

  On the latest Swing Thoughts podcast (click here), we learn about quieting The Voice, the questionable pursuit of the "consistent swing" and ponder the kick point of spears with Karl Morris, Europe's top mental game coach. Co-host Humble Howard Glassman and I also learn the secrets of eternal youth with Danny King, who at 47 won three PGA of Canada championships in 2015. Just listening to this podcast will knock couple strokes off … [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...]