But golf is big, very! I’ve been in love with golf since I’ve discovered it, back in my early 20’s. Since then I’ve played, I’ve hosted golf events, I published a golf magazine and I was one of the founders of Romanian Golf Federation (WOW, a lot of golf in my life J). With years passing I am now just a golf enthusiast and I love to play as often as I can (not a good player but a happy one).
Why all that frenzy over golf? Simple, it is a very giving friend. By playing I get a lot of energy and inspiration, by hosting golf events I got a lot of money and acquaintances, by getting involved in golf organizations I get to give back.
Today I want to highlight one of the most important lessons that I learned from my friend. It’s about life… of course.
When I started learning the game of golf, first I learned the rules and then I moved on to swing and the rest. The rules are simple and the swing is tough, perfect combination.
After some lessons I moved on to the course and discovered the true beauty of GOLF, it was magic. The wideness surrounded me and the tranquility I felt there was almost overwhelming. It was love at first “hole”.
I was there, by myself, with my scorecard, clubs and balls. I was supposed to keep my own score and no one was after my balls either… strange I thought, nothing like most other sports! Even though cheating was “permitted” it was pointless… While I advanced on the course I realized that it’s about me and no one else, I was my opponent. In order to get the par or birdie (the truth: bogey or double bogey. Ok, sometimes triple) I had to overtake myself, to concentrate and to put all my skills to work.
Those simple details made me realize that golf is about life, it’s a way of life. If I am focused on my goals in life I’ll be able to “overtake” myself and become better. Some simple rules: being true to myself and always looking forward.
I decided to promote it in every way possible and to encourage as many as possible to try it.