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 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...]

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...]

How Lou Reed taught me to play better golf

In this blog, originally published in March 2017, I recall Lou Reed telling me in an interview that he didn't worry about what his songs meant. Otherwise, he might 'interfere with the process' of songwriting. Years later, I realized it was a great lesson for golf, writing and any kind of performance. Need a pick-me up during the lockdown? Listen to Rock 'n' Roll from Rock 'n' Roll Animal.  I had the coolest job in the world. In my world, at … [Read more...]

Hey golfers! We all want to play golf. But right now … stay the #$&*% @home

We hate change.Failure to change, however, means the death toll grows higher.Change and we reduce the number of deaths, and we will flatten the curve more quickly.But … we hate change. Consider the group of golfers on Wednesday who snuck on Fanshawe Golf Course in London, Ontario, even though the course was closed and everyone except those living under rocks has been told to stay the f*** at home. (For a musical incentive and … [Read more...]

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