On Sunday at the British Open golf tournament, Jordan Spieth had one of the worst front nine of golf ever by someone leading the tournament. He eventually lost his two-stroke lead to Matt Kuchar, and many golf observers had to concede that Jordan didn’t have it that day, and would probably lose the tournament.
Hole number 13 was an even bigger disaster for Spieth, and even he expected to shoot a double bogey or worse. He managed to shoot an unlikely bogey.
During a post-tournament interview, Spieth said he shrugged off the front nine, and told himself that the back nine was a new game and a fresh start.
Even with the disaster at hole number 13, he went on to shoot the last five holes at five under par to win by a three-stroke margin. This was a historic and unbelievable comeback win by all standards. Only golfers would appreciate the details, so I will not list them here.
A fresh start is how people achieve great things in life when life deals them a painful unexpected blow. You didn’t expect to lose your job, but it happened. You didn’t expect to get divorced, but it just didn’t work out. You didn’t expect to lose a family member, or have someone close to you to become permanently paralyzed, but it happened.
I didn’t expect to get stage 4 colon and liver cancer eleven years ago, but I did! And God allowed me a fresh start.
Last week while in New York to do several Fox News in-studio appearances, I met a lady named Wesley Hobbs Bauguess. She was promoting her new book “God, Country, Golf ... Reflections of an Army Widow”.
Her husband was killed in action overseas in 2007. Golf brought them together. Her faith and golf gave her a fresh start after her husband’s death.
What was your fresh start? Or is it time for a new attitude about your situation? As someone said, don’t let the situation control you. Control the situation. It may take time and perseverance, but you’re in control.
A fresh start can sometimes be the beginning of great things!
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