KG’s Blog Post #29 – 1/7/10 9:39pm

Dint o Golfers,

So, it’s been an interesting few days.  A very humbling honor has been given to me by the Golf Writers of America – Tom Watson and I have been given the Ben Hogan award.  Hard to believe Hogan, Watson, and Green are in the same sentence, must less given the award.  I think I will be going to Augusta during the Masters week.  Maybe I’ll lobby to be a honorary starter with Palmer.  Sadly, i must say i might not be able to out drive the King.

It’s just flat out nice that so many seem to be on my side in the “fight”.  Damn go the oars!!!

Now i will slip the shaaiit moment in – my brain is just getting worn out by the surges.  Wow, I hate to throw my pain on you, but I’m just saying what it is.

Now, more developments.  Bryant Gumbel and HBO Sports is doing a piece on me that will air on Jan. 19th at 10 o’clock.  I have spent 2 days with the gang and i have total faith that Bryant and the producer “Chap” will do a nice piece.  But, something might be provocative because some people just don’t see what i see.

I did semi see what my idea on the shorter foot will do.  Although it was just eliminating the end of the shoe, there was a difference. I really believe when i get the new foot it will make a huge difference in my ability to swing the club – this is a good thing.

On a side note, i bowled at the Villa de Calc the other day (yes he put in 2 lanes at his new home in Jupiter).  I was pathetic – 98-149-144 a once 220 average bowler – reduced to just standing at the line and rolling it.  But my new ladies size 8, which eliminated my “extra” space, enabled me to actually walk and roll it.  Yesterday was a big start – 148-168.  That’s partly the reason i believe my idea will be a huge benefit in golf.

Damn this was long and I’m semi sorry but I’m a fascinating journey.

Be good my friends and onward we go,
Ken

6 Responses to “KG’s Blog Post #29 – 1/7/10 9:39pm”

  1. Tom Batewell (Fort Mill, SC) says:

    Congrats Ken – this is super exciting news, what an honor to receive such a distinction. You have been given a platform to impact lives, to make a difference. My prayer is that you continue to make strides in your physical and mental well being. I was reading a book today that referenced a Biblical verse and thought of you…..

    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

    My hope is that tomorrow is better than today, good days are ahead.

    Tom in Fort Mill, SC

  2. Deacon Greg Sherman says:

    Hello Ken,

    Congrats on receiving the Ben Hogan Award, and on your upcoming trip to The Masters to receive the award.
    It was good seeing you at the golf tourney at Breakers West back on November 23.
    Keep up the great work and persistence. You and all your family continue to be in my prayers.
    Happy New Year. May this New Year and decade be a time of ongoing physical and emotional healing for you.
    Be well and God bless,
    Deacon Greg

  3. Michelle McGann says:

    Ken,
    Congratulations on the Ben Hogan Award.
    What an awesome honor.
    I am glad things are going well and keep up the fight. You will be back!!!!!
    happy new year and know I keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
    Your friend,
    Michelle

  4. Bob says:

    Ken,

    As a fan from Danbury, it is great following your progress on this site.

    I am not a prothsetics expect but it seems to me that the logical way to get your right side to pivot in a forward direction at the end of your swing is to put a joint at the location of the artificial ankle. Maybe the foot part can stay stationary on the ground. That would probably help with your balance too. Just a thought. What do the prothstetic technicians say? They should be able to duplicate the movements you need in the artifical leg to swing effectively. Keep up the good work. Your discoveries will help other amputees who love golf as well. (See, God did have a plan for you!!!)

    Bob

  5. Wad says:

    Hogan, Watson, Green. What’s next? Can’t wait for the piece on the 19th. Buckle up!

  6. Chuck Almond says:

    Hi Ken,
    Congratultation on the award!! If not sooner, Farmer and I will see you at Augusta, Masters week.
    CA

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