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...]

Overcoming disaster and putting it behind you

I believe that a key part of Tiger's resilience in golf and life is because I don't think he takes golf personally anymore. After watching Lee Westwood at age 47 play championship calibre golf for the second straight week with a smile and a sense of fun, I think Westy has a similar approach. The following is from a column called Learning written by Peter Mumford, Editor of Fairways Magazine. In this piece, Peter asks me how I think … [Read more...]

The Mind Game Part VI: Balancing the Mental Game and Mechanics

Golf performance coach Paul Dewland is coaching me on the mental game. I played in my club championship last weekend at Blue Springs, and it was a disaster. It was a self-fulfilling prophecy after my last blog on playing when you don’t have confidence in your swing. The experience told me: I need to keep focused on some of the early things Paul and  I discussed (like witnessing my thoughts rather than being caught up in them), develop a … [Read more...]

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