“Dividing the swing into its parts is like dissecting a cat. You'll have blood and guts and bones all over the place. But you won't have a cat.”  ~ Ernest Jones

Mindful Golf and Mindful Lawn Bowling 
at Brookview Golf and Lawn Bowling in Golden Valley
Michael Turnbull of Mindful Golf & Mindful Lawn Bowling. We've got group lessons, clinics and private lessons for golfers and bowlers of all abilities. 
Michael specializes in working with new golfers and new bowlers, women, intermediates, lapsed players, and golfers at the end of their tether. Advanced players are welcome as long as they come with an open mind, ready to learn.


The Three Famous Rules of Mindful Golf 

1. Don't Try to Hit the Ball - This is why people contact me...they try so hard to hit the ball, that doesn't work, so they try even harder, that really doesn't work, then they call me.  Play that game somewhere else, it's no fun.  When you can focus on feeling the swinging of the club head (which takes all of 5 minutes) you'll have no problem finding the ball.

2. Don't Be Careful - Make all the mistakes you want but pay full attention.  Being careful comes from doubt, which creates tension, the bete noire of naturalness and efficiency.  Being careful means you're trying to do something "right."  Don't try to do it right, just feel the swinging of the clubhead.

3. No Talking to Body Parts - Again, this comes from doubt which creates tension.  For example, your legs and feet already know what to do, they're experts in moving your body efficiently.  Trust them to do their job in a relaxed, confident manner.  Maybe, just maybe, if you weren't trying so hard to hit the ball your feet and legs wouldn't stiffen up, destroying your rhythm and balance.

Trying too hard? Thinking too much?

It doesn't have to be that way.

If you find yourself getting in your own way when you play golf, Mindful Golf skills and methods, taught by Michael Turnbull, PGA Professional and Mindful Golf Pro, can show you that learning and playing golf don’t have to be difficult—in fact, learning golf should be a very natural thing. Try Mindful Golf and escape the confusing world of checklists, technical jargon and all the shoulds and shouldn'ts which make up current golf instruction..

Golf is more art than science and it’s much more enjoyable when viewed that way. It is a form of self-expression, like dancing or singing.

Why should golf be mindful? Take a moment to consider these questions:
If you are having problems playing golf, why don’t you just try harder?

If you are new to golf, why does everyone tell you how hard it is?

Are your good shots a glimpse of your potential or just dumb luck?

What really makes golf so difficult?

And most importantly, how do you know when you do it right?

Mindful Golf emphasizes learning by doing, instead of thinking about doing. You won't have to memorize a series of movements, remember a lot of instructions or try really hard to do anything "right." You will FEEL the difference between a swing that works and one that doesn't, something that is absent from modern golf instruction.

What are you doing while the music is playing?

…dancing and singing?

...or over-thinking, struggling and trying too hard?


Mindful Golf ~ Playing from the Heart