Thankful That I have Learned the Game of Golf

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 REB.0759001

Next April, I will celebrate 55 years of playing the game of golf.  It is not a game that appeals to all, but for those that do attempt to play, it can be quite frustrating and still pleasurable.

My very first set of clubs were given to me on my birthday, and my parents bought them with the stash of S & H green stamps we had buried in a cupboard.  They are still buried away in my basement, needing just new grips and a thorough cleaning to be usable although not quite to current design standards.

For me, it is a way of stress relief combined with my exercise.  I am not one to take  riding cart so that when I play a game of golf, I will walk the course, which allows me to also play better as I am more focused.  

In my previous career, it was a great way to get to know my clients,and on more than one occasion I have had to play customer golf.  With the traveling I had to do, I had the opportunity to play on some of the best golf courses in our country, on a very generoos expense account.  That is not anything I have the opportunity to do now.

I have estimaed that each round I play is a 5 1/2 mile adventure.  It is a game that I can play until I just feel it is no longer fun, or my abilities are just a memory of what they used to be.

This is a post for the Thanksgiving 2016 Challenge


Thankful That I have Learned the Game of Golf


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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Ed Silva ,  I remember playing some golf when I was very young and I loved it, but our family could not afford the expense, so I didn't play after about 13 years old.

Nov 19, 2016 12:14 PM #1
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Ed Silva ~ good morning, Ed... I'm simply gob-smacked by the creative posts I'm seeing from Rainers in terms of what they are thankful for. Golf is not something I'd have thought of... but you've raised great points about the value of playing this game. I tried to learn to golf, but my astigmatism was so severe, the golf pro kindly suggested it would never be "my" game.

Nov 19, 2016 08:27 PM #2
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for sharing one of the things you are thankful for. Have a great Thanksgiving weekend.

Nov 19, 2016 08:52 PM #3
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

It is great exercise and a place to get away from the stresses of the day. I bet you have a fantastic handicap.

Nov 24, 2016 04:04 PM #4
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