My early twenties in the UK were consumed with Golf and I had a hero to look up to in Seve Ballesteros – a spanish golfer of sublime ability who played without fear and had an infectious personality, which is sadly lacking in today’s golf- he once played a shot from the car park at Royal Lytham onto the green and made birdie! – a feat that disgusted the purists but had the rank and file (me included) in awe. The amateurish shot prior was one which we all could play but the recovery was breath taking.
Seve Ballesteros – RIP 7th May 2011
He recently said of his life after a few years of having a brain tumour:
“One day you feel fantastic, the next you never know what is going to happen. You just take a look at how many days of glory I had before. It has been a fantastic life and this, what has happened to me, is what I will call destiny; one test that God is putting on me.”