Professional golfer Phil Mickelson recently won the P.G.A. Championship at 50-years old, reportedly making him the oldest winner of a major golf tournament. I by no means consider 50 to be old, but in the world of professional sports 50 is apparently "old." Mickelson beat players half his age, so, of course, everyone wants to know: what is his secret?
With the threat of COVID-19, one of my favorite social distancing activities has been playing golf. It gives me the opportunity to get fresh air and sunlight (which is necessary for getting vitamin D, a very important nutrient that we all need to stay healthy). And although golf may not be as vigorous as perhaps running or cycling, it is still a good form of physical exercise.
This news story from 2018 discusses a man by the name of Ronald Brockwell who was celebrating his 100th birthday at the time. Brockwell’s daughter attributed his longevity to golf.
In Connecticut, four golfers had an unexpected visitor on the fairway. This visitor was a bobcat.
For many people, savoring a hot cup of coffee in the morning or curling up with a hot, soothing cup of tea at night is one of life’s greatest, simplest pleasures.
When it comes to the use of Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs) in golf, Tiger Woods is reported to have quipped that the only thing he’d expect a tour player to test positive for was a hangover. Unfortunately, while it may be true that golf, in general, has a lower incidence of PED use when compared to other sports, one leading trainer has estimated that up to half of the top 100 golfers have used or use PEDs,
Golf is a sport that is enjoyed by millions of people worldwide. About 25 million Americans play this sport. I have been playing golf for nearly twenty years. I love the sport. It is an activity that has kept me both physically and mentally fit. It is engaging and taught me humility, patience, discipline, perseverance and the ability to focus on improving my thinking in order to be successful both at the sport and life.
A popular golf caddy Max Zechmann recently fell ill on the 13th hole while caddying for a French golf player in Dubai. He was 55 and suffered a heart attack, dying only a few hours later in the hospital. There have been a few other caddy deaths during professional golf tournaments in recent years: Ian MacGregor, age 52, in 2014 and Scott Steele, age 55, in 2012. Each experienced heart attacks.
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