A number of years ago I started writing down my recollections of my life in golf.

Whilst laid out in book form there is no real desire to write the book in it's entirety, more just something my kids can have one day.

I thought I would share the chapter about my early life in golf. Everyone has a start in their chosen career. Here's mine... Enjoy.

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I was recently looking at my first baby book that my mother had saved. She had penned some happenings from my early childhood. Besides the hair clipping and the family tree history I was interested to note that I received a set of clubs (probably only 2 plastic ones) for a gift for my first birthday. So I was no Tiger Woods at such an early age but I guess I was swinging a golf club much earlier than I could ever remember doing so.

It’s hard to believe that I have been travelling the world playing professional golf for a living for half my life. It only seems like yesterday that I was a participant in the 1982 Victorian Open being the youngest player to ever tee off in a major Australian PGA event on my 15th birthday. That was my first big taste of golf on a stage and I wanted to do nothing else since that February 1982 date.

Up until that point I always envisioned myself as an Australian Rules football player. That was my sport growing up in Melbourne Australia. I loved football. I played it almost every day since I could walk. In fact I learned to kick a football when I was just 11 months of age. I played three games a week at one stage. For my school St Bedes on a Wednesday. For Edithvale Aspendale under 19’s on a Saturday afternoon even though I was only 14 years of age. And then on Sunday for Edithvale Aspendale under 14’s my regular age group. Throw in a few nights training each week and I easily amassed the equivalent of running well over a marathon each and every week for close to 5 months of each year . That’s a lot of running. You really have to enjoy something to do such a thing.

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Hi- allow me to introduce myself.

I am a golf course.

That little slice of heaven you trekked around when you were a youngster. You were captivated by my charm and challenge.

Initially my appearance changed solely with the seasons.

Sometimes I was green when the skies opened up and gave me the nourishment to bloom.

Sometimes I was brown when the summer heat parched my roots and made me thirsty.

I was your friend and sometimes your foe, but we both held no grudges.

I was that contouring, doglegging, hazard abound landscape that tested your physical and mental abilities on a daily basis.

I now sit here partly abandoned and extremely worried I became not enough for you.

One day you were using me frequently- walking along my fairways in search of your perfect and not so perfect shots & the next day you were visiting me only occassionally.

We both aged. Our appearance and our outlooks changed.

Our love affair faded and somehow I become of less interest to you. I was shattered.

After providing so many friendships and life lessons I was a little shook up that I was now an acquaintance and not your fondest past time.

What happened? What did I do so wrong to be pushed aside with such abandonment and disdain?

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