Statistics show that the average person will hold 12 to 15 jobs during their lifetime and will make five to seven career changes. My money is on Mike Springer, the new head golf professional at The Woods at Cherry Creek in Riverhead, to not even come close.
In his mid-30s, Springer has had but one career and only two full-time jobs. READ
WESTERN UNION TELEGRAM
April 27, 1955
To: Thomas O’Brien
Connecticut State Teacher’s College, New Britain, Connecticut
Matt Mattare had not planned on being in Laurel for the Metropolitan Golf Association’s 115th Met Amateur Championship. Not only was he there, though, he was the last one left standing when it was all over. READ
As a young baseball fan back in the late 1950s, I would crawl under the covers at night with my Emerson transistor radio and listen to baseball games. READ
Question: What is 1 1/2 inches in diameter, weighs a bit over an ounce, and can travel more than a hundred miles an hour? I’ll bet some of you will get this one. Yup, it’s a golf ball.
The last time golf was featured as an Olympic sport was at the 1904 Games held in St. Louis, and a lot has changed since then. READ
The first time I played a regulation round of golf was with my father when I was 12 years old. A friend of Dad’s asked if we wanted to join him and his son for 18 holes.
Kaitie Mazzaferro waits on customer Pete Kelly at the Island’s End pro shop. (Credit: Jay Dempsey)
Your golf guy has had many jobs, most of them good. Good or bad, I have always learned something from every work experience I have had. READ
“It’s not the arrow, it’s the Indian.” Those are the words from a wise former playing partner of mine as he watched me regularly show up to the course with new weapons, certain to shave strokes off my score. READ
According to Wikipedia, the Internet encyclopedia, “A New Year’s resolution is most common in the Western Hemisphere in which a person makes a promise to do an act of self-improvement.” READ