An Athlete's Diary
Well, I played to 96. That's a long way from where I'm trying to go.
A few weeks ago I read a chapter on Dreamlining from Tim Ferriss's book "The 4 Hour Workweek". The idea is to make a list of 6 month and 12 month Dreams. Resist thinking about how it's going to happen or letting yourself make excuses why it can't.
There are a few things I settled on and I'm going to share one in this blog post. I'm going to play a round of golf under par in the next 12 months.
That's something I've never accomplished yet. I enjoy the game and used to play a lot more than I have in the last 6 or 7 years. If you're playing in a company tournament of need a guy to round out your group, call me, I'd love to help out in any way I can!
I've settled on a little golf course in Rogers, MN called Pheasant Acres. The course is young (1987), par 72, slope 118 and plays to 6531 yards. (see scorecard below) I'll be playing the tips. There isn't much trouble right or left but the greens are tricky, fast, and depending on where the pin is, can be quite challenging.
Pheasant Acres is perfect because of it's location, just 5.65 miles from home. They've got a beautiful practice range, chipping and pitching green, and a massive putting green.
In two weeks I'll embark on a 100 mile quest through the North East Wood of Minnesota. My clubs won't come out of the bag much until that's through. Then though, it's all systems go! I'll putt in the basement during football on Sundays and hit the range for 1-2 hours 3-7 days/week. 6 rounds and lots of practice should give me a pretty good start heading into the winter. A 3 pack of lessons from the head Pro, Tom, won't be a bad idea either. One putting, one driving, one iron play, and maybe a 4th focused on wedges - chipping and pitching.
I share this with you so that you might begin chasing your Dreams. Dreaming is a powerful act. It takes us back to a place in our lives when anything was possible. Before society fit us into this mold that is many of our lives today.
I challenge you to sit down and write a 6 month and a 12 month Dream for yourself. Instead of starting by telling yourself you can't, think about what it is that you want an put pen to paper. Treat your Dreams as projects and get started in making them a reality.
We are all capable. Dream big - follow your Dreams - and together we'll make our Dreams reality!
Jon Howard - Husband and Father of 3 | Ultra Endurance Athlete | Owner - Training Edge Sports
P.S. Remember, if you're looking for another guy to round out your golf outing, I'd love to play!
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