Today is an amazing day. This is my 1000th post to the Grateful Golfer. I started this blog exactly 1654 days ago and never thought it would last this long. I have written about all kinds of golf topics and believe that the information provided has improved over the years.
I thought that on this special day, it is important to retell my story and re-confirm the goals behind The Grateful Golfer.
Golf is an amazing sport that has secret healing powers! It is a sport that provides that rare opportunity for self-improvement, personal growth, and introspection all at the same time. After 40 years, I continue to learn new aspects of the game and my life every time I tee it up.
In 2009, I was diagnosed with cancer and started the most important journey of my life. Fortunate to have my wife (who is also my best friend) by my side, we endured three years of treatment and continually strove to make positive changes to all aspects of our lives. Today, I can proudly say that I am a cancer survivor and continue to improve the three feet of space around me.
During my three years of treatment, there were many dark days that occupied my thoughts. This is when the healing powers of golf played a significant role in my recovery. Nearing the end of my treatment, I decided to embark on a journey of writing and positive growth through this golf blog.
In May 2012, The Grateful Golfer was launched. My intent was to talk about the positive aspects of golf, interact with like-minded golfing fanatics, and to have a constructive exchange about all things golf. The Grateful Golfer has morphed over the years, but the main goal of improving my mental strength continues to expand.
As The Grateful Golfer grows, I strive to freely share tips, drills and positive views about this fantastic sport. Fortunately, I love playing, talking, watching, and reading about golf; so follow along and feel free to share your thoughts!
I want to thank everyone who reads, comments, and shares the musing of my site. Your support is greatly appreciated!
Lastly, I hope that in some small way what your read here helps to improve your golf game.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!