Your life is too valuable not to golf

Golf is not only the greatest sport in the world, it is by a very large margin.

Golf is not only the greatest sport in the world, it is by a very large margin.

I’m sure some readers may take exception to such a statement, but there are many valid reasons for it, which I’ll attempt to justify in later columns. As a golf professional and the owner of our local short course, the Hollies Executive, it’s understandable such thoughts might also be interpreted as biased.

Nevertheless, I would like to take the reader on a seasonal journey this upcoming summer to make the point.

On that trip, I want to share with you not only a love for the game of golf and what you might be missing or might want to renew, but more importantly, persuade you to begin thinking how golf might possibly affect your health and well being.

If I have learned one thing in 63 years, it’s that most human beings love life. Scenes of anguish and joy are felt daily around the world in hospitals, at funerals, and in more upbeat places like maternity wards.

We often take for granted the breath of air we each take, or the everyday function of a hand or a foot, and of life in general.

I have evolved each day in a four-decade career in the industry toward seeing the sport of golf as “a way of life.”  I have been described as having golf on the brain, but more accurately, I live for golf, because the game, like no other sport, truly possesses many attributes of life itself, often at times clinging to and imitating those benefits of living in strangely uplifting ways.

Every other week this season, I want to not only illustrate and show how golfing can not only positively affect your life, but enhance it.

I hope you  invest your time to read our column in hopes of improving your wellbeing.

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