Have you ever reached a certain point your life where you reflect – but not necessarily dwell – on your accomplishments or lack thereof in your life. I have, and to be brutally honest I’ve done this all year since turning 50 in January. Much to the chagrin of my wife.
For example, let’s take little ride in the proverbial time machine back to when I was 12. The year is now 1984. Van Halen has released their album “1984”, I’m in Grade 7 (I think) and I’m now enrolled in the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. My friend influenced me to join because of my fevered interest in the military. Bryan, would quit a week later. In school, I was an average student at best. If it wasn’t science, history, geography or physical education I was piss-poor in school. It was recommended that I should attend a vocational/remedial school. More of the same can be said when I was 15 but my grades seemingly improved, somewhat. That was it.
The LPGA and the CP Women’s Open made their respective triumphant returns to Canada this week. While this in itself is very newsworthy, lying in wait is a bigger story within the story. To say that the event this year has a youthful flair is like suggesting that chocolate milk comes from the cow already in its chocolaty form. Apologies to my daughter Tiffany whom I convinced as a six year old that this was a fact. Sorry Tiffy!
This week, the CP Women’s Open features no less than two teenagers and dare I say it one pre-teen. In the field are Anna Davis (the 16 year old Augusta National Women’s Amateur champion) and Monday Qualifiers Vanessa Zhang (15 of Vancouver, British Columbia and 12 year old Lucy Lin also from Vancouver. Read More…