The game of golf and myself, ( as a Golf Goddess), are both making a comeback this year ;0
Golf made its Pan American Games debut, literally in my backyard in Toronto during July. I was excited to be a part of the history in the making and am hopeful that as golf comebacks to re-joining the Olympic program in Rio in 2016, after a 112-year hiatus, it will help grow the game for women.
It was great to see both men and women on the same playing field.
At the same time there was a air, of not many caring. I saw it, in myself after the golfer I wanted to see most dropped out. The 17-year-old Canadian golf star Brook Henderson backed out of the Games, just weeks before. Leaving only one female representative for Canada. I then learned that the golfers who played in the Pam Am, may or may not be in the Olympic’s, then her decision made a bit more sense.
Perhaps you have noticed, that I have been on hiatus myself, after being a prolific blogger and playing daily on social media?
Coming back online feels like I’ve been away, similar to golf being away from the Olympic’s…okay, I’m stretching it just a bit, but truly, I’ve been having to re-educate myself with all the technological updates..phew.
The part I found disappointing with the coverage of the Pam Am games, was the lack of stories about the Athlete’s, and without the stories..it was all just hohum. This city did not get into it, even though they were trying to pump it up, like when I lived in Vancouver in 2010 and we had the winter Olympic’s.
Why do I bring up the stories? That is how we connect and want to get involved, I sure have an underdog story and it is only my Passion that is Pulling me out again.
My world turned upside down, during these last two years, can anyone else relate?
It was through Play and the support of sisterhood that helped me through and to be brave enough to Share my story of transition. My biggest contribution for sharing my Survivor Story is to bring solace and examples of perhaps a similar story of struggle out for other women.
My intent is to bring this same type of Sisterhood support to the Golf Community .
The story will go on another blog because it is too much to add to this post.
Suffice it to say I have many titles for it;
Starting again from Scratch,
A Survivor Story,
A Super Setback
What it really is, is An “S” story that I’ve been sharing a little bit about on Facebook, now I have over 100 S words and they keep coming…
I would be curious to see what you would name my story?
I found solace in the serenity on the golf courses and by holding tightly to a dream, which is to take women to golf courses of the world.
To read more about merging Pleasure and Play the Goddess way for her new world tours go to http://www.golfinggoddesses.com