Monthly Archives: May 2011

Big Break IW: “Just In” …Time to go home

There have been many Big Breaks with players that just don’t connect with the viewing audience.  We had Brian at BB PEI and DR; and David Mobley got the drama working at BB Michigan and DR, but both of those players were somewhat caricatures.  They were showmen playing to the cameras.  And I got to know them and really enjoyed ... Read More »

BB Indian Wells 2: Floyd Fumbles

It’s never easy watching someone go home on the Big Break, but this week was particularly tough, witnessing a mini-meltdown of a very experienced and talented player, who I believe deserved to stick around a lot longer. Robert Floyd is no slouch when it comes to golf. After a very successful amateur career and achieving All-American status at the University ... Read More »

If the Majority Ruled in Golf…

…there’d be no rules. Okay, maybe that’s a bit extreme….but not that far off the mark either. Most people I golf with don’t follow the rules. Like STOP signs in Montreal, golf rules are often considered “just a suggestion”. Pardonnez-moi mes amis au Québec. 🙂 Why is that? Why do golfers “cheat”? Is it because they consider themselves just weekend ... Read More »

Big Break Indian Wells: For the love of money

Well, we’ve been waiting a long time for another Big Break to hit the Golf Channel (almost as long as we’ve been waiting for spring to arrive in Vancouver). Luckily GC is a little more reliable than Mother Nature who has decided that Spring is not for those north of the 49th parallel.  For some reason this year, she’s decided ... Read More »

Golf – a metaphor for life and business

Recently I was asked by a president of a company doing business in the golf industry how I would go about writing a marketing plan that would ensure his success. I said I would start by reading his business plan. “Oh, I don’t have a business plan actually written down,” he said “I know where I want the company to ... Read More »