Moxie. Some say you either got or you don’t. In golf, moxie is right out in front with every step a pro takes. Even with handicappers, its pretty easy tell who’s got it. So what is it, and why is it important? Can it be developed? If I had to choose one word to describe […]
It’s what is most different in the swings of touring pros. And it’s what can throw a swing out of kilter possibly more than anything else. Essentially it exists on a continuum of two elements: slow to fast. It is pace, and you can see it in the way people walk, eat, talk, pay for […]
It might be a surprise, but I hereby bestow the hallowed honor of 2020 Mindful Golfer of the Year on Eldrick “Tiger” Woods. I do so because one of my main criteria for such an honor can be found in my book The Mindful Golfer: How to Lower Your Handicap While Raising Your Consciousness. In it, […]
With Buddhist practice, we aim for the Middle Way–something between the extremes the Buddha discovered by trial and error. The golf swing should be approached in like fashion.
My Dad was a carpenter, by trade–learned it from his father–and one of his favorite sayings was “the right tool for the right job.” When you need a screwdriver, don’t use a damn butter knife! I have since pleased and amazed my wife for getting all sorts of things fixed around the house with the […]
Golf can be part of a meditation practice. Here’s how.
Golfers don’t often think of golf as a meditation, but since it could lower one’s handicap and raise one’s consciousness, perhaps they should.
Until you consistently find that sweet spot on your clubs, you will never know the true enjoyment of golf. Here are some examples.
Jason Day said that on a TV commercial recently, and it’s good advice, whether you’re a tour pro or just an ordinary bloke battling a panic disorder. In psychology, it’s a form of treatment called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and essentially it says just that: move in the direction of what scares you not away […]