Slow & Steady Isn’t the Only Way to Win at Golf

It's always surprising when the golf season closes. It seems as if one minute you’re in shorts, and the next thing you’re sporting a toque.It seems that things happen pretty quickly in all parts of life, except, unfortunately, on a golf course. This blog isn’t about slow play and how to play faster, which has been covered thoroughly elsewhere.This is about a recent experience that reminded me you can play well—and perhaps even better—by playing … [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...]

How to make more putts without changing your stroke

Most golfers are frustrated. Not because they don’t put in enough effort to play what they consider ‘good’ golf. They are frustrated that they put in all kinds of effort, but they consider most of their golf to be ‘bad.’ However, every once in a while, you have gained a glimpse of your true potential when golf seemed easy. But those moments seem fleeting, and they often take us by surprise. This blog is about how surprises can often show … [Read more...]

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...]

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