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...]

In your zeal to improve, don’t forget the objective

Last week, I finally discovered the brilliance of Canadian comic Norm Macdonald. (In my defense, my kids were babies during his mid-90s stint on Saturday Night Live when he became a phenom. And I don't stay up much past 9:30.) In watching a YouTube clip of Macdonald talking about Tiger Woods, I thought it was cool that he was a golf fan. Then, I became aware that he was saying ‘you know’ over and over.  Of course, no one in … [Read more...]

How to make a difference during a virus lockdown? ‘All you can do is, do your best’

An email to a golf professional friend came back with one of those automated replies. Within his message: “I have been laid off …” Ouch. I know many golf professionals and instructors whose ability to make a living has taken a massive hit. Salaried-professionals are being laid off because golf courses in Ontario are not allowed to open. Professionals who live on lesson revenue are trying to figure out—very quickly—how to earn money with online … [Read more...]

The thrill of discovering your brilliance

As a coach, one of my greatest joys is when people discover just how capable they are.It’s often quite sudden; a eureka moment. In a flash, they see new possibilities for themselves. It’s often the start of a transformative experience.And conversely, in that moment they also see that the beliefs and stories that they have been telling themselves—perhaps for their entire lives—may not be true.At my Getting Unstuck Putting Clinic two weeks ago at … [Read more...]

Your putting stroke is fine; How to stop getting in your own way

Oh, the agony of putting. How can something so simple become so difficult? Well, it's not your stroke. It's fine. It's your non-stop, chattering, interfering mind that's the problem.  As a coach, I can never take credit for scores that my clients shoot.They hit the shots. They have done the work. I can open the door, but the clients must walk through. But it is really rewarding when I’m able to introduce clients to a new experience … [Read more...]

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