Do You Follow The Golf News?

There is always something ‘golf focused’ to read regardless of its value. I realize that the news media, public relations, and players themselves try to generate interest on a plethora of topics. Personally, I find most of the information provided to be white noise because I am not interested in the daily happenings of the golf world that does add to my daily life. I realize this might seem harsh, but over the years I found that getting caught up in the minutia detracts from things that are actually important to my golf game.

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Thinking Back to Beginning

For some reason, I am thinking back to my original post of The Grateful Golfer. It is amazing how far this little block has come. The greatest aspect is the wonderful people I have ‘talked golf’ with over the years. It really has helped with my mental recovery during my health challenges. Thanks to everyone, I am truly grateful.

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Fitness Drives Performance

Similar to every year at this time, I am rededicating my efforts to become healthy and fit to improve my golf game. This is a traditional off-season approach to avoid becoming fluffy over the next 6 months. As I researched different possibilities to achieve my goals, I noticed that many sites claim “fitness and performance” as services they deliver. Looking a bit deeper I noticed that their views on performance were predicated on being fit. Therefore, instead of using ‘and’, I recommend many sites use the word ‘drives’ because it is a more realistic approach to improving our golf game.

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Finally Its Complete – My Goal is Accomplished

After 365 days of continuous writing, I have reach my goal. Yup, the day after I left the hospital last year (September 6th) I decided to embark on a personal challenge of writing an article on The Grateful Golfer for one year without missing a day. And today is the day my goal is complete!

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Wow! It Has Been A Year Already

As many of you know, I am two time cancer survivor who went through an autologous stem cell transplant this time last year. It was quite an ordeal and today, one year ago, marked the slight improvement in my health after 10 chemo treatments in 6 days with an infusion of my own stem cells. It was a very low point, but a very happy one as well because we (my darling wife and I) clung to the hope of seeing improvement in my blood work. It was an ordeal for sure and I am bless to have had a fantastic support network, outstanding medical team, and an outlet to think of something other than the dark side of cancer treatments – that being The Grateful Golfer blog!

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