Tag Archives: Desert Mountain Club

Playing In Gratitude

Back in my Monday qualifying days on the Champions Tour, I met Arron Oberholser through our mutual coach, Dave Collins. Dave had been Jim McLean’s right hand man at Doral and was running his San Francisco golf school. Arron and … Continue reading

Posted in Acceptance, Anger, Awareness, Consciousness, Expectations, Love, Mastery, Patience, Possiblity, Retirement, Self Realization, The Finals | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

In The Presence of Jack Nicklaus

The one and only time that I was in presence of Jack Nicklaus on a one-on-one basis was so spontaneous, I didn’t have enough time to get too nervous. He had come back to Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale, Arizona, … Continue reading

Posted in Accomplishment, Awareness, Consciousness, Mastery, Self Realization | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on In The Presence of Jack Nicklaus

Desert Mountain: Jack Nicklaus Returns

2012 marks the 25th anniversary of the Desert Mountain Club, the one-of-a-kind golf community in Scottsdale, Arizona. Jack Nicklaus continues to say that, “there’s no other place like it in the world.” I know this personally because it lured me … Continue reading

Posted in Accomplishment, Awareness, Consciousness, Genius, Mastery | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Thanksgiving at Desert Mountain

I walked out onto the back patio of my cottage in shorts and a golf shirt. The concrete was warm under my bare feet, the Arizona sun warm on my legs. It was seventy degrees, windless and twenty percent humidity. … Continue reading

Posted in Awareness, Coaching, Mastery, Thanksgiving | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Still More on Jim Flick

Tuesday’s post was on my personal experience with the teaching legend, Jim Flick. Casting around for material for Wednesday’s post, I came across this article at GolfDigest.com by Roger Schiffman, “Jim Flick: “A Teacher’s Teacher.” I began reading it just … Continue reading

Posted in Accomplishment, Coaching, Mastery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

RIP, Jim Flick

The inevitable finally arrived on Monday; the great golf coach, Jim Flick, finally lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 82. I worked with Jim for the last year and a half of my nine-year effort to qualify to … Continue reading

Posted in Accomplishment, Coaching, Mastery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Tom Lehman: Wisdom From the Champions Tour

Tom Lehman won the Charles Schwab Cup and Championship in a cakewalk. Played on the Cochise course at the Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale, Arizona, Lehman cruised around in 5-under 65 which included just one bogey. In fact, as he … Continue reading

Posted in Confidence, Mastery, Putting | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Mark Calcavecchia: Being Your Own Worst Critic

After the photo on the first tee with the honorary observers, Mark Calcavecchia, politely informed the lady in the pair, “Sometimes when I get a little upset, I might use some bad words, so if that happens I apologize in … Continue reading

Posted in Anger, Awareness, Consciousness, Mastery | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Jay Hass: How to Shoot 60 Without Really Trying

Jay Haas had one of those “gifts from the golf gods” on Friday. In one of the easiest looking rounds of golf you would ever want to see, he managed to shoot a 60 in the second round of the … Continue reading

Posted in Accomplishment, Consciousness, Mastery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Jay Hass: How to Shoot 60 Without Really Trying

Gary Hallberg: Finally at Peace With His Swing…Maybe

Gary Hallberg was one of those golf phenoms. He was a four-time All-American at Wake Forest, the first person to ever accomplish that. He earned his PGA Tour card without actually having to go to Q-School, a very rare accomplishment … Continue reading

Posted in Awareness, Consciousness, Mastery | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Gary Hallberg: Finally at Peace With His Swing…Maybe