Do you remember that scene in “Scent of a Woman” when Al Pacino says “How’s that for cornball?” Well … I’m a cornball. I get moved pretty easily and I love inspirational stories … cornball.
Last Saturday was as inspirational as it gets. I was invited to give golf lessons to Disabled American Veterans at the Marine Base at Parris Island, South Carolina. It was a beautiful day and packed with DAV guys and their families and volunteers.
I’d been complaining all week about my sore neck and screwed-up elbow. Sometimes we need a wake-up call. I saw a half-paralyzed guy hit drives with one arm like a machine – he never missed – and the paralyzed side was his GOOD side … he had to learn to swing with his weak side! Another guy swung from a special golf cart … and killed it with a half-swing just using his arms! I could go on and on … it was amazing!
We’re they complaining? None of ’em. They’d learned not to take anything for granted … they were fun, friendly, grateful, and into it.
If that can’t make you a cornball … nothing can.
GM and Head Golf Professional