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Seve Ballesteros

Seve Ballesteros was one of the all time greats in the game of golf.  After watching an episode of the TV show 30 for 30 dedicated to Hank Gathers, I couldn’t help but remember Seve.  Hank Gathers was a man bound for great things, he worked harder than practically anybody and he had a great attitude.  Unfortunately he passed away well before his time had come due to heart issues.  He had been an all star athlete that had just gotten bad luck.  Seve was the same way.

SeverianoHe was a charismatic young man that truly brought a new level of excitement to the game. He played the game at full throttle, a lot like Hank gathers did, and the fans absolutely adored him for it.  A fierce competitor, he was the best in the business in terms of short game, and the only person that even comes close to comparing with him today is Tiger.  Unfortunately, in 2011, he passed away in his 50’s from what was thought to be brain tumors.  He got to live out his career, but his charitable givings weren’t finished.  Shortly before his death he opened up the Seve Ballesteros Foundation, a foundation dedicated to raising money for the research of brain tumors and cancer.


He once said, “To give yourself the best possible chance of playing to your potential, you must prepare for every eventuality. That means practice.”  I couldn’t agree more.

– Chris


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