Dear Colleagues, Students and Friends:
After teaching the game of golf for more than 50 years, the
time has come for me to step away from the lesson tee.
My life as an instructor has given me more than I ever dared
imagine when I took my first swing at a golf ball as a boy
in Bedford, Indiana. Golf has taken me all over the world
and introduced me to so many wonderful and remarkable
people. I’ve been privileged to work and associate with some
of the game’s greatest players, though I’ve gotten as much
satisfaction helping an amateur straighten his or her slice.
Yet for as much as I’ve learned about golf during my decades
teaching, it’s taught me even more. Because of that, I urge
you to always be open to the life lessons the game has to
offer. I guarantee that they’ll make you a smarter, more
successful and more contented person.
One more thing: Although golf is a game of infinite subtlety
and possibility, always remember that the door that leads to
its inner secrets and rewards is marked fun.