Mike Potter is not only an accomplished golf instructor, but the University of Wisconsin-Marathon County golf coach can add “author” to his résumé. This spring he finished writing “Forward and Up,” a 122-page self-help paperback with insights that golfers and even non-golfers may appreciate. Potter also works as the golf pro at Merrill Golf Club, Merrill, Wis.
“There are a lot of books about the mechanics of the golf swing but not many written about the mental part of the game and how to sustain a healthy approach,” said Potter, when explaining his motivation for writing the book. “‘Forward and Up’ addresses many contemporary issues we all face as golfers, including balance, emotions and goal setting.”
Potter has been the UW-Marathon County golf coach since 2012. During this time, his teams have won a Wisconsin Collegiate Conference Championship and thee of his golfers have won individual titles.
“Forward and Up” is available for $10 at Merrill Golf Club. It also can be purchased online through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.