First I want to tell you that most of these events occurred previously and the tails about my current golf scores and my attempt to get the perfect golf swing have been occurring over the summer. While here please sign up for “My Golf Tips” newsletter at the right.
It is October as I post these but the current events happened June, July, August and September of 2010. If you are just now starting to read my blog I would advise that you go to the beginning and read back up to current so that you understand what I am talking about.
In 1996, I changed jobs. I saw very limited opportunites except being promoted to a job I really hated. I was thinking about playing even more golf and continue the good golf scores.
So, I talked with some of the vendors I had become very friendly with and got some job interviews. To my surprise. I was offered three jobs. I made the mistake of going with the first offer as they were very, very good friends. I had a hand shake agreement that I would not be laid off and I agreed not to quit them in the middle of a program.
I thought I would have a great opportunity to play even more golf by being a sales rep but they wanted to name me a senior program manager. I didn’t care what my title was as long as I was doing something I really enjoyed and was not working all the hours I was before.
But, they were in difficulty and needed me to help in many areas. As a result, I began to play less golf.
I still played in the two leagues, at least for the first year but then I could only play on Sunday morning with my buddies. Then the second year I had to drop out of one of the leagues.
I was always rushed and when I got to the course I would start out badly. I was up near and sometimes over 40. My average was climbing. Then my wife began complaining about Sunday morning and family time. She was right of course but I was a great golfer and wanted to maintain that.
But of course that began to suffer too. Soon I was in the 80′s on Sunday and sure didn’t like that as I was losing money to my buddies. Then another turn for the worse.
See you at the next post. You will not believe what happens next.