I am Jim Mac Duncan and this is my journey to becoming a Golf Pro. Along the way, I want you to join me and get an insider’s view of what it takes to become a professional golfer. We are starting this journey at the beginning. I am new to the game, but I am a tried and true athlete, ready to take the Golf World by force.
I never knew this is where my life would lead me. All my life, I lived for moments to excel athletically, the thrill and intensity of giving my all for the perfect moment, meant everything to me. I always thought baseball was my game. I loved it and lived it since I was 8 years old.
As an adult I played hardball, up until an accident that caused me to need to rehabilitate my back and left knee. The knee ended up needing surgery. For two years, I walked with a cane. For the second time in my life I wasn’t sure if I would be able to walk again, unassisted (more on that later!). One day, when I was still hobbling with a sore knee, my wife, Jewels, told me she could see me playing golf. My ears perked up, Play golf? But how? I could barely walk. I didn’t think I could ever play any sport competitively again. She told me to hear her out. She said she knew that my knee was hurt, but that it could be rehabilitated and Golf was a gentleman’s sport, and truly my only opponent would be myself. I would be in complete control of the entire game.
I liked the idea so much. I haven’t told you this yet, but when I get an idea, I do it. I am a very focused and driven individual. My wife gave me the best gift ever; purpose. I started thinking it actually was possible. I started google golf and watching videos as I worked on rehabbing my body. My wife can tell you all about, everything became about golf.
Finally, after making a drastic change in my diet and working on strengthening my body I felt confident, I could do this. I gave up my cane when I realized it wasn’t helping me as much as I thought. Using the cane didn’t make my leg have to get strong again. I needed to be strong. Within no time I started going to the golfing range in my town. I didn’t want to play on any course until I could hit the ball the way I wanted the ball to go. I would go to golfing range every couple of days and work on swings, technique, and listen to suggestions others had. I wanted to learn, I wanted my chance to prove to myself and the world, I was still an athlete.
This is my chance.
Thank you for supporting my journey!