Sad news came this weekend with the passing of Seve Ballesteros. He was an inspiration to many golfers, including to me in a small way. Seve was renowned for hitting the ball into all kinds of horrible trouble and fearlessly trying to recover. Usually, he did just that and he won numerous titles playing from places many golfers didn’t even know were part of the golf course. That’s the inspiration to me although my success rate in recovering is a tiny fraction of what Seve’s was.
Seve showed a few things about golf to the world: that it builds character, that it’s really REALLY hard even for the best in the world, and that the greatest triumphs come after the greatest adversity. Which is why I find this morning’s report about Flogton in the Times so frustrating – and there’s a business point in there as well. (more…)