KG’s Blog Post #3 – 7/17/09

Hello comeback friends – day 3 of Blogamania via Kenneth John,

Quick note on the leg – not has painful today, which is like Xmas to me.

I’m extremely impressed by how many of my friends are insisting that they are going to slap me around the next time we tee it up.  It’s great to see that it wasn’t just me hallucinating this month.

Now i must make a couple of irrelevant points…

It was just pointed out to me that i have shamed a Green genetic flaw.  Few people know that my grandmother had a crooked toe which was passed onto me – i confess that i no longer have a crooked toe.  On a morbid note, have you have wondered what they did with the leg that they cut off?

Did anyone notice the pants Daly and other pro are sporting these days?  I’m here to let you know that pants similar to that were forbidden by Mr. Finchem a mere 7-8 years ago.  i looked good in those babies too – now they’re legal.

Good to see Calc playing well at the British – maybe he can bring the claret jug to our fund raisers.

I know it doesn’t take much to excite me but i do enjoy read all the comments and words of encouragement that come back, so please keep them coming and i welcome all newcomers.

I’m not sure how this last piece will come off so excuse me if it’s corny…

For the first time since the accident saw a picture of Jeannie and Nip together and i cried forever – I’m crying now again.  This part of this deal sucks.

All my best and take care,
ken

11 Responses to “KG’s Blog Post #3 – 7/17/09”

  1. peter thorpe says:

    Dear Ken,
    Sill remain devasted that you and Jeanne will not be with Rhona and me this week in the UK.
    The boy’s at the golf club are thinking of you, and we want to see you back.
    Staying with Rhona, Gillian, and me of course.
    Lot’s of love
    Peter, Rhona, & Gillian

  2. Colonel says:

    Addl. msgs to KG via “Contact Us”…

    Steven Bell – Sat, Jul 18, 2009 at 3:30 PM
    Subj: Hey sport
    Can’t wait to walk up to the 18th green with you on our next Pro-Am at the Hickory Classic when you finally arrive. It was an honor to play with you my friend! take care and see you hopefully one day soon. Drink a beer and you will remember me at the turn.

    Ellen Giardino – Sat, Jul 18, 2009 at 12:27 PM
    Subj: Golf outing in CT.
    I met Ken in Florida and had the pleasure of playing golf with him and his buddies at the Breakers West. He was terrific to my boyfriend Jim and I, putting up with my game and playing with us every day. We’ve been in touch with Ken via text and phone, but I wanted to contact the tournament organizers because I cannot afford to play in the golf tournament in CT but would be happy to volunteer in any way. I work in the golf business running a pro shop at at private club in NY and could possibly be of some help. Thank you for doing this for Ken.

    Chuck Roma – Sat, Jul 18, 2009 9:18AM
    Subj: KenGreensComeback.com
    Hi Ken-we are hard at work putting together the 9/28 tournament and are looking forward to seeing you. Some advise from an old fart-when you are back keep the good foot in the the cart just like the little sign on the cart says, Being an old dumb Cajun, I didn’t follow the instructions and broke my big toe, pulled the ligaments in my foot and sprained my ankle and that was 5 wks. ago. Swung the clubs for the first time yesterday even though foot is still swollen but have to get ready for member-guest next weekend.
    So glad to hear the problem with left leg and foot are not too serious and will not require surgery. Believe it or not I still say my prayers every night and now have included a Ken Green portion – keep your chin up. We miss you.
    Chuck

    Don Farrell – Fri, Jul 17, 2009 12:00PM
    Subj: You probably don’t remember me but…
    Hey Ken,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your tragic accident and I can’t imagine what you’re going thru. I think a strong faith in GOD will be your best support as you recover mentally and physically.
    I was lucky enough to play with you, Mike Natale and the “tall softball umpire”… Tom Nessel?? At Richter back in the late 70’s.
    You shot 70 with a penalty, water hazard, and you cut the dogleg on 18 which left you about 90 yards in.
    I also remember when you went into sudden death at the club championship with Del Kinney.
    I’ve been following on you on TV since you became pro and watched you play at the Westchester Classic a few times, working on the range with Calc.
    And I also saw you at the Skins Game at Richter with Calc, Payne Stewart, I think and David Peoples.
    Anyway, you have always been my golf idol and hope, someday to have a beer with you. (There are some descent bars in Brookfield).
    I’ll pray for your recovery and strength to get well soon.
    God Bless,
    Don Farrell

    Nancy Targett Schurman – Fri, Jul 17, 2009 10:40AM
    Subj: Happy Birthday and our thoughts and prayers are with you
    Kenny,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I know you must miss Billy, Jeannie and Nip desperately. Our hearts ache for you. I know you’ve been down tough roads before so I have confidence in your ability to keep going now. I wish you nothing but the best in your recovery. I know it must be tough to deal with both your loss and your own injuries at the same time. Hang in there! There are so many people pulling and praying for you. I just wanted to say hi and to let you know that I have been thinking of you. Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. I am however grateful that you have a fantastic network of people around you and around the country to support you and pray for you.
    Happy Birthday! Love, Nancy Ike and Luke (15), Sarah (13), Ike (11) and Jack (9)

    Deborah Homan – Thu, Jul 16, 2009 11:56PM
    Subj: Well wishes
    Just wanted Ken to know that I’m praying daily for him and thank the Almighty for his continued improvement.
    I hope that I can be a part of the calm in the midst of his storm at this time in his life with my encouragement and compassion.
    As a travelling nurse, I’ve encountered endless opportunities to contribute to one’s spiritual, physical, emotional well being.
    That’s what life is about, so if I may be of any assistance, if only to listen, please contact me via email or facebook.
    God bless you.
    Deborah

    Mike Lansing – Thu, Jul 16, 2009 8:45PM
    Subj: Stay positive
    Kenny,
    I have thought about you alot since the accident. I just know that if there is one guy to comeback from this it is you. I just lost a loved one as well and know nothing is ever easy. I am praying for you. Hang in there and give everything your all.
    Laser

    Norm Puffett – Thu, Jul 16, 2009 8:42PM
    Subj: Richter Park Memory
    Del Kinney and I worked together at WestConn and he started me in golf. I had a 36 handicap my first year in the Men’s Club. One day I hit a tee shot on five at Richter and it went right. However, very surprisingly, a ball landed simultaneous with mine next to the hole. I looked at you on the first green and you had the biggest grin! Your shot was – big surprise – better than mine! Get well, Ken, we are all rooting you on! We will not forget you!

  3. John Skemp says:

    Ken, so sorry to have read about what happened to you. I remember those days at PBJC as the
    greatest ever. In fact if I remember correctly, you painted golf holes on the ceiling
    and never did get your rent deposit back did you?! Damn the bad luck! You were a pretty
    decent fairway wood player, and I did learn from you and Swann, switch to Top Flites on those long par 3 holes against the wind! Hang in there, my prayers go out to you, John

  4. Joe Pauldine says:

    Hey Ken. Glad to see your spirits are up. Hearns told me about the website today so I wanted to drop you a note. Harry told me he was only kidding about the 7 shots a side. He only wants 6 and a Stella. Hope to see you at Breakers West…I’d like to pull a group together.

    Joe Pauldine

  5. Bob Dennison says:

    Hey Ken….glad to hear you’re on the road to recovery…we lived in Danbury when you originally went pro…you used to bowl with Bill Cerveniski, T-Bird, Paul Doto..I actually bowled against you…sad news…heard recently Bill Cerveniski is dying of cancer…good luck

  6. Ken Peck says:

    Kenny,

    I’m the amputee friend of Mark Libowitz working with him on the OverSpin putters. I’ve been an amputee for 10 years and was a 2 handicap before amputation and was able to get back to that. I travel around teaching wounded troops the game, it is the most meaningful part of my life. Stan Patterson is currently getting my new legs made ( I am now a double) to get me back up to speed. I also worked in the prosthetic field for 5 years. I would be happy to help in any way I can in your tournaments. I feel your tears in your loss, having lost my mom at 22 and my wife at 24. Over 30 years later they are still close but I have learned to appreciate the thoughts being so very clear because I loved so much. As Garth Brooks puts it, ‘I could have missed the pain bit I would have to have missed THE DANCE’. You will heal in every way and be as competitive if not more because of a different focus. Most of all, YOU ARE STILL YOU!!!!!!

    God Bless,
    Ken Peck

  7. Juan S says:

    Kenny,

    From another Danbury guy – hang tough and get back to living life to its fullest soon. My brother in law had a similar accident, and just like you will, he worked his tail off to get back on his feet and move forward. As an aside, now he’s 10 strokes better than he was with two legs – hope the same goes for you!

  8. Tom Batewell, Fort Mill SC says:

    Hey Ken – just saw the News Times article today to find the website, great idea as I check for updates on you every day but hadn’t seen anything recently. I just mailed you out a letter a couple of days ago to the address in Florida from the press release, hopefully it gets to you.
    I am ordering my hat tonight!
    Hang in there and I hope you continue to feel better.
    Tom in South Carolina

  9. Michael Roberts, The Woodlands, Texas says:

    God bless Jeannie, Nip and your brother. Those crooked toes are ugly as hell! Continue improving so we can see you in The Woodlands come October.

  10. Scott Richardson says:

    KG:

    Brendan and I are eagerly awaiting our hats. Gonna look way sharp. My brother is heading out of the country, leaving me in charge. No worries. Seriously. I’m bonded and insured.
    Hope to get up to Ormond soon. Got to get some trials out of the way. Bring on the weekend, and the Open Championship.

    Scott

  11. Ernie says:

    Mr. Green – I love reading your thoughts thru your blogs — you are on your way to recovery – each day from here on is just going to be better than the day before — I’m looking forward to playing with you again and having some good old fashioned laughs – even though crying is good!
    Get well soon — Mex…

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