One of the best things about golf!

I know what many of you who are reading this are thinking.... really what good is there in a rich man's game where you chase little white (or neon green) balls around a manicured piece of land?

I actually do understand people's concerns with the game, and if it wasn't for the tremendous good the game does via the PGA (over US$ 2Billion) donated to charities, I would be less a fan. With that said I think this tremendously hard game is a great teacher of positive life skills. It teaches patience, honesty, sportsmanship, conversation, among a reim of other things.

For me, one of the best things about golf is that I get to hang out for hours at a time with my fourteen-year-old son Andrew. In the winter we hang out on ski hills, and I follow him down the mountain with a camera. Now in the summer, we spend time together whacking little white balls. It is a rare thing in this age, to have quality time with your teenager, and golf is the vehicle that I see facilitating this relationship for the rest of our lives.

So while golf may take up too much time, be too expensive, too exclusive, and a game for only the entitled, in my world it is the game which facilitates me spending quality time with a teenager, who already beats me at the game, which outwardly is frustrating, but inwardly makes me a proud dad! So while Mark Twain my have seen golf as a "good walk interupted" I see golf as "a life interupted" which in a world of screens and video games is an amazing thing.

Tiger is Back!

As someone who watched Tiger Woods at his very best, win and win, slaughtering every field he was part of, I never thought I would see him play like he did today again! You may not know that I am a serious golf fan, wish I could play as well as I can watch. Tiger Woods is kind of like Apple for me, in that I have an unexplainable affinity to cheer for both, no matter what. It was amazing fun to watch the fans at the PGA Championship roar for Tiger like they did (feel kind of bad for Brooks who experienced first hand the Tiger effect today). If Mr Woods can just get the driver straightened out and start hitting fairways, he definitely has the game to dominate the golf again.