Howard gets the heck out of golf hell

Note: When I originally wrote this in June for Canadian Junior Golf Association magazine, Howard was so distraught over his game, he was ready to quit golf. There are weightier issues in the world to grapple with, but if you love the game, you'll relate to this tale of misery and woe. Spoiler alert: It has a happy ending. No matter how much you love golf, you’ve also hated it. It’s hard to imagine that the game you work so hard at and … [Read more...]

Becoming Disco Dick: ‘This could be heaven or this could be hell’

  Would you risk being ridiculed to play better golf? Richard Zokol did. On our latest Swing Thoughts podcast, Zokol talks about taking a risk that not only propelled him into the lead of a PGA Tour event, but also helped him to learn how to use his mind to play better golf. On Episode Eight of ST, the Canadian Golf Hall of Famer tells engaging stories about his 20-year adventure on the PGA Tour and shares great insights that can … [Read more...]

Life’s key questions: To think or not, and whether Sergio can win again

Golf is not a matter of life and death. It’s more important than that. Sure, it’s a cliché, but it’s one of my favourite golfisms because it beautifully exemplifies how golfers lose perspective. I was thinking about it while watching the Honda Classic on Sunday and recalling an email exchange earlier in the week. I like Adam Scott, but I was rooting for Sergio Garcia, hoping he could somehow close the deal, which has become a chronic issue … [Read more...]