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.
Nine years ago, 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. In March 2018, I was diagnosed with my second bout of cancer and I am another journey to kick its butt. I see the light at the end of the tunnel, but I still have a way to go before I am back to normal.
During my treatments, there were many dark days that occupied my thoughts. This is when the healing powers of golf plays 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!