You know what I love most about golf? It doesn’t discriminate against sex, age, or economic status. A grandfather can play with his grandson, a wife with her husband, father with daughter, even a pro with an amateur like I did Tuesday morning in the Pro Am at the Sybase Classic presented by ShopRite.
May 13th is the second annual National Golf Day and this is something worth celebrating, perpetuating and remembering.
Somebody recently asked me what my life would be like without golf. I didn’t even have to think about it. Life for me would seem pretty empty. Without golf I wouldn’t have traveled around the world. I’ve played in Niagara Falls and St. Andrews, Scotland where golf was born. I’ve looked in awe at Mt Fuji from a golf course, and this week enjoyed it at the New Jersey shore.
Without golf I wouldn’t have the same dear friends, built the same relationships, or competed against the best in the world. I wouldn’t have been able to contribute in the same way to Special Olympics, or benefited from the many wonderful sponsors who have believed in and supported me over the years. And I clearly wouldn’t have been on The Celebrity Apprentice!
What does golf do for you? A round of golf can burn 800 calories even if you take a cart. Each tournament brings millions of dollars to a community. The golf industry generates 2million jobs in the United States and raises $3.5billion- not million but billion dollars for charity each year- more than all the other spectator sports combined.
If you love golf like I do, please consider signing this petition sponsored by The PGA of America and recognizing the contributions the sport of golf makes economically, environmentally, and socially. http://bit.ly/19Qwr3. Golf contributes and I only hope I can give something back to the sport that I love.
Topics: Gulbis, Natalie