My name is Jim Burton. And I am a grateful golfer!
Golf is an amazing sport with secret healing powers! It is a sport that provides that rare opportunity for self-improvement, personal growth, introspection and frustration 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 that tested our very soul. Refusing to be conquered, we continually strove to make positive changes to all aspects of our lives. Today, I can proudly say that I am a cancer survivor and seek 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 be at the forefront of my efforts.
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!