Golf is an amazing sport with secretive healing powers! It provides that rare opportunity for self-improvement, personal growth, and introspection simultaneously. After 40+ years, I continue to learn new aspects of the game and my life every time I tee it up.
Nine years ago, I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma 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. Unfortunately, in March of 2018 I was diagnosed with my second bout of the same cancer. After completing an autologous stem cell transplant, I am happy to say that I am well on my way to good health. I still have many months of recovery left, but that is my journey for now.
During my treatments, 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 first treatments, 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 these six 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 am The Grateful Golfer! See you on the links!