Outta Nowhere

An incredible Cinderella story, this unknown, comes outta nowhere ….

Some might regard Shenyang as nowhere, but on cool spring mornings, and through the thick-hanging air of summer, the boy is out there with friends, escaping the week.  Golf is a sport where the average person finds success in a single shot, a single hole.  Yeah, I shot a 92, but did you see my drive on the 8th?  A few weeks ago, T’s summation of his morning round was, “I made a 30-foot putt!”  It’s something he’ll be trying to duplicate for the rest of the season.  Hank Aaron is quoted as, “It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. It took one afternoon on the golf course.”  And he probably loved every minute of it.

Back in June, T was a part of a mini tournament at Jiang Nan Golf Course in Shenyang.  Their foursome decided to expand and ended up with a great round on a sunny morning.  A good friend was there to photographically document the day, and I’m sharing some of those with you now.  There were scorecards and a winning team, but mostly, it was about green grass, a little white ball, a collection of sticks, and a group of friends.

Golf is a game where success is defined a little bit differently.  Golf is where “Greatness courts failure,” according to “Tin Cup”.  And the phenomenal Jack Nicklaus once said, “I think I fail a bit less than everyone else.”  Whatever your green is in life, may you read it well, swing through, and find your own Cinderella story.  And for those who strive for the winning shot at Augusta,  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bg8lSyGavc4.

I compiled Pascal’s collection of photos into a slide show as well, if you are so inclined.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_iDVFFLrKI

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I started this blog in 2010 as we prepared to move to Shenyang China. Since coming back to the US in 2015, my writing has been less consistent. Trying to find a voice here...

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