Right and Wrong...and Golf
Posted Jun 23 2010, 04:31 PM by Cathy Erickson
This is my second version of my weekly golf ponderings. Had I posted what I wrote last night you would have read a rant about one of my favorite writers, Sam Johnson. In his blog last week, Sam was once again having one of his Tiger love-fests. The funny thing was, it wasn't even the collection of Tiger superlatives that really bugged me. It was his comment that golf being like life was "preposterous". When I read that it felt like I had just gotten punched in the gut...the foundation of my greatest passion, golf, is that life lessons are waiting for us each time we set foot on the first tee.
Needless to say, after reading his "Legends" post, Sam Johnson was in serious jeopardy of falling out of my top ten favorite list.
Erik Compton's Got Heart
Posted May 06 2009, 08:22 PM by Cathy Erickson
I became a fan of Erik Compton after reading about his quest to get his PGA tour card at Q-school last year. But Compton isn't new to golf. The 29-year old was a two-time All-American at the University of Georgia (‘00-‘01) before turning Pro in 2001. He played on the Nationwide and Canadian tours on and off, and last fall was actually his 7th attempt at the PGA Qualifying School...but his first attempt while carrying a third heart in his chest.
What About Bob...
Posted Mar 17 2009, 11:55 AM by Cathy Erickson
While still in the last few weeks of the golf "off season" my mind wanders to golf people, places, and things that have influenced me. There are many that come to mind, but lately I've been thinking about my friend's Dad, Bob. Bob is what I would describe as the "classic golfer". He had his ‘regular guys' that he played with, was active in the leagues, had respect for the rules and the courses he played, and he wore his passion on his sleeve (literally, too - he had great golf clothes!). Bob was also one of those guys who could pull off the Greg Norman straw hat (now that's a classic golfer!). He didn't need the latest and greatest of everything, but he invested in clubs that would best suit his game. (He was the one who got me hooked on Callaway, his "go to" club was his Heavenwood.)
When I found Tees2Greens website and forum I found a happy place. There were great people there and in 2009 they asked me if I wanted my own blog space. It was a dream come true!! The site is down now, but I was able to get all of my posts to be able to post here. I will always be grateful for all of the Tees2Greens folks!!