by Sunil Bali, 16-04-2017

In 1999, great things were predicted for golfer Sergio Garcia after he shot the lowest amateur score at the Masters and turned professional.

Virtually all the leading golf commentators predicted that Sergio would win several Majors during his career.

Fast forward 18 years, and despite 73 attempts and finishing second four times, Sergio had never won a major.

That is until last Sunday, when Sergio won The Masters at Augusta, Georgia.

So what was different about his 74th attempt?

Sergio’s fiancée Angela, was flipping through some recent golfing photos of Sergio when she came across some old photos. The difference was stark.

The 37-year-old Garcia looked as if he was playing with the weight of the world on his shoulders whilst suffering from a case of chronic constipation. Whereas the 19-year-old Garcia had a beaming smile on his face and a spring in his step.

It was then that Sergio realized that wearing the tag of being "the best player never to win a major" was ruining his enjoyment of the game he loved.

So prior to attempt number 74, Sergio decided to go back to the future, lighten up and enjoy the game.

When Sir Steve Redgrave was asked what was the most important thing he needed to do before the Olympic final to win his fifth consecutive Olympic Gold medal he replied, “We’ve consistently put in the hard work, we’ve done all the training, we now need to let relax, not try too hard and let the boat glide."

So the game plan for success is, graft + grit + glide = gold



Business and shop signs:

On an Optometrist’s Office door,

"If you don’t see what you’re looking for,
You’ve come to the right place."

In a Shoe Repair Store,

“We will heel you…
We will save your sole…
We will even dye for you!"

On Gynaecologist’s office door,

“Dr. Jones, at your cervix!"

On a Podiatrist’s office door,

“Time wounds all heels."

Written on a Septic Tank truck,

“Yesterday’s Meals on Wheels”

On a Plumber’s truck,

“Don’t sleep with a drip. Call your plumber."

At a Tyre Shop,

“Invite us to your next blowout."

On an Electrician’s truck,

“Let us remove your shorts."

In a Non-smoking Area,

“If we see smoke, we will assume you are on fire and will take appropriate action."


Live big & love deep.