KG’s Blog Post #37 – 2/11/10 8:40pm

Ouch My Friends,

It’s hard to believe but I’m disgusted with this idiotic game we call golf.  Sir Thomas & I did well the first day with a scramble 62.  We both played decent.  However, today was pitiful the dog cruncher as we fired a 73 best ball, which should tell u we both played poorly.  I’m trying not to get to upset but it’s that – stupid natural instinct is kick my buttocks again.  It was howling yesterday & nothing today, which porks me even more.

I do know one thing: I’m being way too hard on myself (shock) & expecting way to much.  Some of the dope in me knows that and the really big dope doesn’t.

I’m going right back into the fire has I’m playing a 1-day member-guest at Breakers tomorrow.  The more I play, the calmer I’ll get, which will turn the game around.  This golf thing is harder than I expected.  Not sure if I just wasn’t thinking right due to losing Hunter or just was plain dumb & hard with myself.

Anyway thanks for listening & I’ll keep u posted.

Ken

18 Responses to “KG’s Blog Post #37 – 2/11/10 8:40pm”

  1. Ryan says:

    Ken,

    I have been reading your blog for a few weeks and have taken sorrow and joy in reading it. While you have come over and endured tragedies that most of us can’t fathom, you still take the high road. That is an amazing testament to you as a person. I have had my “difficulties” in life, none compares to yours but I feel a sort of kinship. I have a really good heart and just can’t seem to catch a break in all of my life. But I feel that there is something bigger and better out there for me, just like you belong on the golf course. Stay strong and be positive and I will do the same, different paths but a same goal.

    Be well and thanks for sharing!!

    Ryan – from just outside of Chicago

  2. Robert Ward says:

    Hey Buddy! On vacation in Myrtle Beach watching the snow melt lol. Got to start going further south on these winter golf retreats. When are you coming to North Carolina? My ex-girlfiend’s daughter Heather Richardson is skating in the women’s 500, 1000 and 1500
    Olympic speedskating races. Dan Jansen “the expert” says no Americans will medal. I say I’m tired of hearing the experts who play the game on paper or not at all. If you are not winning then someone is simply working harder. Heather for the last 15 years has never missed practice (not for the beach, proms amusement arks or anything) and did extra training on her own to get where she is this week. Pull for her please and maybe one day I can let her meet you because your determination makes you a true American hero. It must be awesome to know that for at least five weeks of your life you were unbeatable. Most people never get a day like that and you can draw off those five weeks forever. Good luck and God Bless.

  3. Patrick Murphy says:

    Be the ball Ken. Be the ball.

  4. N.G.Simon says:

    time heals all,keep playing cuz it’s your chance to show the World,you’ve got what it takes!God Bless and strengthen you!

  5. Janet Eubanks says:

    You just keep knocking them balls and your fans will wait for everything to fall into place. Go Ken!

  6. Kim Adele Hastert says:

    Hi Ken,
    Focus on the POSITIVE !!! You ARE playing golf which is a miracle in itself. I would recommend that you get the following books ASAP: The 7 Spiritual Laws of Success & Golf for Enlightenment. both are by Deepak Chopra. I promise that they will improve your life both on & off the course. You are also welcome to call me if you need a positivity fix. 520 275 0469. I BELIEVE IN YOU!!
    Happy Valentine’s Day. I’m a single gal so I’ve had to keep my temper & sadness in check whenever I go to a store this week, so that I don’t throw the candy on the floor or wack the flowers up against the displays. :) Sincerely yours, Kim Adele Hastert

  7. Wyman says:

    Love what you’re doing and let what you’re doing love you back. That’s the key. The ups and downs are part of life’s game. The Golf is something in life few get to do at the level you play the game, so let your love show so the game can love you back. Frustration is the knowledge there are better days in your future. You are doing a great job of facing the game of life and the game of golf. Keep looking for those rays of sunshine and I believe you will find them. We’re only human. Best wishes for finding your own personal future, in golf and in life.

  8. Øyvind Kjellsen says:

    I am proud of YOU!!! You got something we all want to have. You have big heart for the game and the fire in you to realise your goals.

    GOD BLESS!

  9. Bob Geambazi says:

    Hi Kenny, just wanted to say hello!!
    Glad you and Craig had one good round–many more to come!!
    Hand in there Kenny!!
    Hello from Koz, Scotty and the rest of your friends from Ridgewood!!!
    Keep Grinding,
    Bob

  10. Chip Mendela says:

    KG,
    Since turning pro after heart surgery, I realized just how good everyone else was (or just how bad I was). It is hard to ignore the frustration. Missed cut after missed cut. Slamming trunk after trunk. I’ve quit the game about 100 times. But for some reason, I keep coming back with more fire in me. I told my wife last year that I was going to get a real job and stop chasing some crazy dream. Well, I don’t have a real job and the new season is just around the corner. I am working harder than ever on my swing, fitness, etc. I am sure I will quit 4 or 5 more times this year. I can see my wife just rolling her eyeballs once again! Getting better does not happen over night. You might not see the daily improvements you have made. Believe me, you have made improvements. You are getting better. Just look back at when you first started. Let your experience guide you. I wish I had the amount of experience you have. I should only take my own advice. ha,ha. Stay cool!

  11. Montana Mike says:

    Ain’t golf fun – nobody wins all the time, the game is about “peaks” and “valleys” – sometimes things happen and all of a sudden “can’t miss” – tunnel vision where is the pin – other times, where did that thought come from “my shoes untied” – look at those b–bs!

  12. kal clarke says:

    patience kg…give yourself space to heal. have fun out there today…just enjoy the game, the day and the people you are playing with. what a beautiful day!!!

    peace,

    kal

  13. Pam says:

    Keep playing….things will start to turnaround…go KG go…you can do it!!!

  14. Diane says:

    Sounds like you could use a laugh :) Here are some clips of Tim Hawkins, a Christian comedian (and former All Star baseball player!)…hopefully this will make you smile a little.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9fYaeGMX0A&feature=related

    God bless

  15. Dick Cote says:

    Same here Ken.This is going to take time to accomplish.You can do it.The talent is there and the will also.We are all rooting you on and DON’T expect miracles early on.God bless and give
    you the strength to do this.

  16. Neil Hirschey says:

    Hang in there KG!! Again, you still have the gift, the package is just a little different. I too felt frustrated over many things after losing my leg but, like you are doing, talked it out and kept trying. Got off the meds as soon as I could too. Don’t dwell on what you’ve lost. You have been through a lot over the past year but time continues to move forward – try to move with it and don’t beat yourself up for things you’re not doing but going to do. We all have faith in you.

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

    Hey Ken,

    Stay with it Ken, keep grindin….only you know what it is like to play through tough times only to have it “click” one day and turn it all around.

    Keep the updates coming….enjoy following along the journey with you.

    Tom in Fort Mill, SC

  18. Cindy says:

    Hey Ken, don’t be so hard on yourself. Just be patient, and it will all fall into place. Praying for God’s peace and comfort over you. Have a great day!

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