Makai Golf Club – “toward the ocean” 

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Makai Golf Club is located along Kauai’s north shore in the Princeville area. Makai is a Hawaiian word roughly meaning “toward the ocean”, which turns out to be a very appropriate name for this golf course. Makai was the second course on our Kauai golf adventure with local golf blogging buddy, Wayne Halm. With Wayne’s…

10 Common Sayings You Shouldn’t Apply to Golf

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I fell down a Google wormhole a few days ago searching out some of the most cliche sayings of all time. I had no purpose for this search other than to relentlessly avoid whatever I was supposed to be doing at the time, but then I started to realize that golf provides some strong exceptions to some of these sayings and I thought it would be fun to share them with you. Please enjoy.

Crushing the Off-Season

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As a golfer in Canada, learning how to embrace and make the most of the off-season is essential to my sanity. Although the end of another golf season can feel like a bummer, I also look forward to the off-season and all of the opportunities that come with it.

I recently saw a comment from DM Golf Performance on Facebook that reminded me of the importance of having an off-season:

Review: Osoyoos Golf Club (Park Meadows Course)

Osoyoos Golf Club Park Meadows

One thing Beth and I never get tired of doing is traveling to British Columbia’s beautiful Okanagan Valley. We were back there again for a quick Thanksgiving road trip this month and completed some unfinished business at Osoyoos Golf Club by playing their Park Meadows Course. Based on our previous positive experience on their Desert Gold Course, we were excited to see what the easier of the two courses had in store…

Playing Golf With Your Higher Conscious

Playing golf with higher conscious

The mental side of golf can sure feel like a mind warp sometimes. One day you’re in the zone and think you have FINALLY figured it out. At that moment you know you are never going to let yourself slip out of the zone ever again. Then the next day your mind seems to be your own worst enemy. Ugh. We’ve all been there.

My belief is that being in the zone (or not) comes down to a battle between the primitive part of our brain and our higher levels of consciousness…

Review: Priddis Greens Golf & Country Club (The Raven Course)

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I am pleased to share with you the scoop on one of Alberta’s most beautiful private golf courses — The Raven Course at Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club. This review is brought to you by my brother-in-law, Matt Beauchamp, who spent this season as a member of the club and was also a professional caddy on this course for a week! Please enjoy Matt’s review:

Book Review: The Anatomy of Greatness by Brandel Chamblee

The Anatomy of Greatness by Brandel Chamblee

There is a plethora of golf instruction information and quick tips out there — books, magazines, websites, tweets, YouTube videos — you name it. I typically ignore most of it. Why? Well, how does someone who has never watched me swing a golf club know what I need to do to improve?

However, there are some quality instructional books out there which have caught my eye and I couldn’t help but pick it up …

Golf Ball + Book GIVEAWAY!

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Hey there faithful following, I just wanted to let you know that it is time for another Golf is Mental Blog giveaway! Yes, I know, we are way overdue for one.

In this giveaway you’ll have the chance to win the book “One Putt” by five time Ryder Cupper Ken Brown, and as an added bonus the winner will also receive a sleeve of Titleist ProV1x golf balls to practice those new putting skills …

What Inspires You to Play Golf?

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As the end of Canadian golf season starts to creep up, I have started to reflect back on the season and my goals, and what it will take to continue to improve through the upcoming off-season. As I thought about this, I simultaneously started to ponder why exactly I am inspired to do this. What…