One door Closes, another one Opens.
This issue signals the end of the first Golf Vacations Malaysia “Beauty & Golf ” program and to be honest, it has been a rather roller coaster few months since Valerie Chan and Amelia Liew began learning from Malaysia’s esteemed teaching professional Chong Chee Ming.
As we all know, golf is a hard game to learn. It requires time, energy, patience, resolutness, a diligence that never gives up or lets up, especially after spending months pounding a little white ball and trying to see it fly.
As sporting pursuits go, this is easily the hardest to learn, hardest to play and simply impossible to perfect. Tiger Woods came close to being immortalised but even he had to endure a decade of hardship without a Major victory after trauma to both life and body had rendered him ineffectual.
This year, signs are finally showing that the most dominant player in the history of the game is making a solid comeback. A Major win, no less, will cement that fact.
But the story here is not about Tiger. And yet, it could be. Every golfer has a ‘Tiger’ journey in them. Everyone goes through watershed moments when they reach another level in their game, only to find they have really just begun another step ahead.
It begins when you hit that first ball and see it trickle down the second storey range and barely a couple of yards out front.
It begins when you make that life-changing decision to hire your first coach, take your first lesson, and it begins when you take your handicap test and pass it.
Then you go on to break 100, break 90, break 80, heck maybe even break 70; for a golfer, it is a lifelong journey that never ends.
For Valerie, Amelia, and whoever comes after, the takeaway is this - it really doesn’t matter who began first. What matters, is who continues to walk.
In the end, I’d like quote a friend who I keep by my bedside, and this is the advice he offers: “Keep Walking.”
We hear you Johnnie.
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