He was nearly ninety years old sitting in his golf cart at the Austin Country Club, Austin, Texas.
He was with his nurse as he now required daily care and attention. All of his life he had been a golf professional. Three or four times a week his nurse would bring him over to the club where he had been the head professional for longer than most could remember. Quietly and all alone he would sit under a tree and just watch the happenings of the club.
In his own words: "I spend nights staring at the ceiling, thinking of what I have seen Tommy doing in tournaments on television and praying that he will come and see me. If Tommy, wants I will break my rule that I never visit the club on weekends, and will have Penny drive me to the putting green to meet with Tommy on Saturday and Sunday mornings. I know it exasperates Penny that I would rather watch Tommy putt that eat the lunch she has to force me to me."
Harvey Penick--The Life and Wisdom of the Man Who Wrote the Book on Golf--Kevin Robbins
What struck me was these words nine words: "I pray that he will come and see me."
Those who (us) are older....... to our kids, our grand kids and everyone...We care not how old we get...we still hope, "The Tommy's" (you) of this world will come and see us, we still hope someone will include us.Regardless of one's age...there is something special about being asked. We know from personal experience.
September 25, 2017