Here’s what some of my students are saying

After feeling stuck and tired of inconsistency, I went to Tim O’Connor for lessons at The Golf House. With Tim, I learned how to swing freely through the ball toward a target. I now strike the ball better than ever, and I can hit draws and fades at will. I am confident that I will shave a couple of strokes off the card next season. Tim has been a big help. I am grateful for his insights and patience.Larry KichFrustrated by my golf game and … [Read more...]

I’m Not Really a Goals Guy

It was bound to come up. I was hoping it might not, but it did. We had a couple over for dinner on New Year’s Day. We had a wonderful time, doing what couples do: reviewing our Christmas holidays and what we did on NY Eve—for the record, we made it past midnight—and the state of our dogs and kids. Then, the question was asked. “So, Tim what are your goals for this year?” There it was. I took a breath and offered that I was focused on … [Read more...]

A cold that’s so cold it slaps you in the face

How cold is -30 Celsius? It's so cold that when you throw boiling water in the air, it instantly crystallizes as my niece Siobhan demonstrated during our visit to Canmore, Alberta the week before Christmas.There’s cold and then there’s cold. Where I live in Guelph, Ontario, it can get down to -10 Celsius in January and February. To me, that’s cold. With some wind, it can feel like about -20, which is serious cold.  On those -20 with the … [Read more...]

Make it your intention to have an intention

The role of intention is a key component to the game-changing holistic program that golf professional Nate Robinson and I are launching in April called Quiet Mind Golf: Better Golf Through Inner Mastery. Contact me at tim@oconnorgolf.ca to explore the exciting possibilities for your game. Yes, your friendly, neighbourhood golf and performance coach became that guy. The no-talking, sulking, pouting, fast-walking angry man that no one wants … [Read more...]

How do I stop the noise?

The following is an interview in Fairways Magazine with me about quieting our minds and our pesky inner critic by applying mindfulness to golf. It was conducted by  Editor Peter Mumford, an old friend and fellow golf nerd. As golfers, all of us have hit poor shots, maybe had an entire round when nothing seemed to go right. Our emotions take over and our minds are filled with anger, frustration and likely a lot of conflicting ideas … [Read more...]