Arnold Palmer Lives On in A Grateful Golfer

Recently, our friend, Wendy, introduced my wife and I to her friend Ken. Earlier, Wendy indicated that Ken had a connection to golf and that he and I would have a great time chatting. Shortly after meeting him, I quickly realized she was right as he and I had a great conversation about a plethora of things.

Ken is a landscaping consultant. In this capacity, he talked about working on golf courses, shaping greens and fairways and turning an architects dream into reality. It was a great conversation and time just flew by.

On the next visit to Wendy’s, she was excited because Ken had left me a gift. She ran down the hallway picked up a hat  and handed it to me with huge smile on her face. I looked at it with appreciation and told her to thank Ken for thinking of me. As I looked at the hat, I noticed the autograph on the brim!

An awesome gift from a friend. Notice the autograph?

It was signed by none other than Mr. Arnold Palmer. I was flabbergasted that Ken would give me such a valuable treasure! I immediately contacted him and thanked him for this generous gift. He gave me a bit of a back story that he was at the Bayhill Invitational and was invited into the hospitality tent. There, he met Mr. Palmer and had his hat signed and took a picture with this golfing legend. What a thrill it must have been! Ken said Mr. Palmer was a real gentlemen and easily lived up to his reputation.

Ken, thanks again for this wonderful gift. It has a special place on my golfing shelf!

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!

The Ghost of Golfing Past

We all know the story of Scrooge who was visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve. After examining his life, Scrooge realized it was not too late to change and have a positive impact on the lives of the people around him. Ultimately, improving his 3 foot space.

To improve my golf game, I need to follow the same general process. Take account of how my game from the past, the current state of my game, and what my future looks like if I do not change. Of course, I do this every year in one form or another in the hopes of being a scratch golfer and this year is not different. Continue reading