James Hahn….and Winning

This past weekend James Hahn won the Northern Trust Open.  His play was spectacular, but most inspiring is his  story and  willingness to not give up.

Before becoming a US PGA professional, James Hahn was playing in the Canadian PGA tour.  Down to his last $200 and not knowing how to pay his caddy, he was ready to throw in the hat, but fortunately he won $3000 and thus, continued to play.  Getting real serious, he hung in there and Voile, is now on his way to a stellar golf career.

Often I play with guys who are ready to throw in the towel after 9 holes.  They are good guys, but the reality is that we are amateurs and golf is hard.  For me, I have some really good days, then turn around and have some really bad days.

My goal, in the words of Sir Winston Churchill is to “never, ever  give up.” I am always striving to do my best in golf, that’s just the way I am. I consider myself a student of the game and so far, have never graduated!

SAC LJThe other day, my partner (Larry J) and I, came in 2nd in a local member/guest tournment.  We came from behind the 1st day and managed to pull off a 2nd place finish.  No, we did not win, but it was a great day to come from 5 down, to finish 2nd.

Have a great Day!  Go Play!

Father – Son Golf

This past weekend Bernard Langer and his 14 year old son, Jason, won the PNC Father Son Challenge.   The PNC Challenge was a great venue to see professionals relaxed while having fun playing golf with their sons.

I am blessed to have two sons.  Both of my sons actually hate golf. About 20 years ago, my oldest son, Jason, and I played in a father-son tournament while he was  attending Duke.  Jason knew I loved golf and only played because of me.  Well, as far as I know, that was the last time he has played.  Golf just isn’t his thing.

My youngest son, Stephen, actually got a hole in one when he was 15.  It was the second time he had played.  I got him a trophy and still have the ball and scorecard.  Believe it or not, that was the last time he has played golf.

If your son plays golf and you have the chance to share quality time with him, then go for it!  But, if your son doesn’t like golf, but maybe loves you, then maybe your son will caddy for you.  This past Fathers Day, my son, Stephen, caddied for me.  He did a great job and got to meet all of my regular golfing buddies.  It was great fun!

How about a Christmas gift for Dad!  Ask your son to Caddy for you. The cost to him is $0.  You can pick up and lunch and maybe some libation.

Most of all, have fun and cherish quality time with your Son.