On a Journey

The Greatest Golfer In The World!

“Who’s the greatest golfer in the world?”

That’s the question the golf instructor asked my son.

As I walked in the door, the golf instructor recognised me.

He was the same instructor who taught golf to my late father.

He taught me.

I was bringing my son to be taught.

He looked at my son, not quite five, and asked him a question

that anyone following the golf world would know.

He expected the universal answer.

One man has revolutionised the sport of golf.

Virtually every major sport has dropped in participation while

golf has skyrocketed. The rocket that has carried the sport

upward is one young man.

The golf pro figured that my son should know that.

When we walked in the door, I explained that I wanted my son to

take golf lessons.

The instructor looked down at the little boy that barely reached

my waist and asked the famous question.

“Who’s the greatest golfer in the world?”

My son without blinking an eye or missing a beat instantly


He knew without hesitation or doubt.

“My daddy,” he answered.

The instructor smiled, understanding both the correctness

and error of the answer.

I smiled, realising the responsibility placed within my hands

for the shaping of a young mind.

Do you realise to someone, especially if you have children,

you are the greatest in the world?

YOU are the greatest influence, the greatest guide, and the one

your children are most likely to imitate, not the celebrity.

Makes you feel like a Tiger doesn’t it?

An “On A Journey” Thought!