Tim O'Connor

Tim O'Connor is a golf performance coach, an award-winning writer, author of four books, presenter, editor and a leader in training in the ManKind Project

Moe the Tournament Player: From the Ridiculous to the Sublime

The following is an excerpt from the opening to Chapter One of the original 'Feeling of Greatness' published in 1995. I rewrote the beginning of the book for the second edition, which was published by Brown Books in 2017. Much to my regret, I did not find a new place for the story below in the second edition. It’s one of my favourite Moe stories of all time.Moe moved into his rigid stance, legs spread wide and ramrod straight, his arms reaching … [Read more...]

Golf culture is preventing us from getting better … and having fun

In golf culture, it appears the only goal of the game is to 'get better.' In many ways, that dogged pursuit prevents us from getting what we want and from savouring all that golf has to offer. The following was written by Peter Mumford, Publisher and Editor of Fairways Magazine, the Greater Toronto Area golf publication, and is based on an interview Peter conducted with me. I've edited it slightly for length. Geez, I can talk! As … [Read more...]

Woke up this morning and my golf was dead

I woke up this morning feeling bummed. I was supposed to play golf at 8:17 a.m. today, but the Ontario government declared that golf courses were closed at 12:01 a.m. I went from bummed to angry as I read that health experts were slamming the government for failing to close manufacturing plants and warehouses, and for depriving people of healthy outdoor exercise like golf or tennis. Then I listened to myself fulminate to my wife that plants are … [Read more...]

Moe at the Masters—Podcast Episode

Listen to an excerpt from the 'Feeling of Greatness' audiobook about Moe's debut at the Masters in 1956 Associate Producer Tim O'Connor's biography about Moe Norman features a chapter dedicated to Moe's invitation to the 1956 Masters as the first Canadian Amateur champion to receive the honor. Click here to listen … [Read more...]

Moe Norman Trashes Mickey Rooney Performance

Moe vs. Mickey: Associate Producer Tim O'Connor tells the humorous story about a run-in between two icons One of my favorite Moe stories centers around actor Mickey Rooney, who ironically looked a little like Moe in his later years: short, squat and jowly. Ben Kern, a former PGA Tour player, was giving Rooney a lesson at the National Golf Club of Canada in the 1990s while the actor was in the Toronto area doing a dinner theater production. Kern … [Read more...]

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