I am tired of hearing about bad news, forest fires, shootings, untimely deaths and anything else you would like to add to this list. We all need to find our own zen place- where we can relax and unwind. For me that is at a golf course. As strange as that may sound, while I may not be a good golfer- I try my hardest to be ‘good to golf with’. I appreciate the luxury and good fortune I have, to be able to be out, enjoying nature and spending 4 hours plus with friends. Even better if I have a good round- but truly the score is secondary to enjoying a beautiful walk on the course.
Golf Digest recently profiled 4 adaptive golfers who recently competed in the 2023 US Adaptive Open. At the time of writing of this blog, the results are not yet in. However, in my mind, they are all winners…..
My entire approach to my professional work with seniors and differently abled individuals over the last 30 ++ years has been to focus on function. What someone CAN do and not what they can no longer do. These four golfers have done just that- found different ways to hit the ball further, straighter and to the bottom of the cup.
Let me also provide a shout out to paragolf canada who is also doing wonderful work to support adapted golf.
On this Monday morning, let’s just take a moment to think about possibilities and to be grateful.
BTW, if you haven’t enjoyed this wonderful skit by Robin Williams, I encourage you to watch: https://youtu.be/14NQIq4SrmY