I made a lot of mistakes. When I had early success, I convinced myself that I was working hard but when you look at the successful players, you have to treat it like a job and work harder than anyone else.
I just can’t stand watching girls cry or playing with the dandelions in the outfield so why don’t we try something else that we could spend time doing together.
“I had been passed up for the national team and, yeah, had a chip on my shoulder, which I enjoy having. I like being an underdog because it motivated me then and it motivates me now.”
“I had never been a head coach but even though I figured I may be too young; I wanted the job, so I went for it; saying and doing all the right things.”
Four years into the role, Leon is amazed and humbled that “Two guys from Toronto” are charged with running a golf program drenched with success.
We talk about custom club fitting, the current environment for golf retailers and the direct-to-consumer trend that is threatening their existence.
Fairways columnist Jim Deeks recounts the tough road his friend Bryan Nelson faced and how golf provided the inspiration to rebuild his life
The lead analyst for NBC is retiring after a 29-year career on the air, marked by insightful commentary, controversy and a knack for saying what we’re all thinking.
The Big Easy tops the list of players that Fairways columnist Jim Deeks would like to speak to – not so much about his playing career – more about his humanitarian and charitable achievements.