Major General, USA, Retired
Lenexa, Kansas 66215
My great friend, Dr. Peter Forrest, shared this wonderful story that I hope everyone that reads this will share it with everyone they know. Every golfer on Earth needs to read this and even if you are not a golfer it should put a tear in your eyes. Even Snopes (who are politically biased) stated this story is true! Please help circulate this wonderful story.
I played the Disney, Lake Buena Vista course. As usual the starters matched me with three other players. After a few holes we began to get to know each other a bit. One fellow was rather young and had his wife riding along in the golf cart with him.
I noticed that his golf bag had his name on it and after closer inspection, it also said “wounded war veterans “.
When I had my first chance to chat with him I asked him about the bag.
His response was simply that it was a gift. I then asked if he was wounded and he said yes. When I asked more about his injury, his response was “I’d rather not talk about it, sir”.
Over a few holes I learned that he had spent the last 15 months in an army rehabilitation hospital in San Antonio, Texas. His wife moved there to be with him and he was released from the hospital in September. He was a rather quiet fellow; however, he did say that he wanted to get good at golf.
We had a nice round and as we became a bit more familiar I asked him about the brand new set of Ping woods and irons he was playing. Some looked like they had never been hit.
His response was simple. He said that this round was the first full round he had played with these clubs. Later in the round, he told me the following.
As part of the discharge process from the rehabilitation hospital, Ping comes in and provides three days of golf instruction, followed by club fitting. Upon discharge from the hospital, Ping gives each of the discharged veterans, generally about 40 soldiers, a brand new set of custom fitted clubs along with the impressive golf bags.
The fellow I met was named Ben Woods and he looked me in the eye and said that being fitted for those clubs was one of the best things that ever happened to him and he was determined to learn to play golf well enough to deserve the gift Ping had given him.
Ben is now out of the service medically discharged just a month ago. He is as fine a young man as you would ever want to meet.
Ping, whose products are made with pride here in America (Arizona), has the good judgement not to advertise this program.
God Bless America and the game of golf.
Thank you PING.
May God Bless our Military!
This one deserves to be shared with everybody! Author Unknown
This put a tear in this 86-year-old Navy veteran who took up golf seriously when I retired 23 years ago. I enlisted at 17 and after 5 years I was honorably discharged over 64 years ago. I will remember this story every time I use my Ping putter. If I ever buy new golf products, it will be from Ping if they make them. Clyde Brewer
The myths about guns killing people and our current President, Attorney General, NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, PBS and especially MSNBC have falsely promoted are just myths. My friend Dr. Peter Forrest just sent me the following factual message which I hope will allow people to know the truth. Government sponsored Obama propaganda is exactly like the myths used for German people to turn in their guns in the 1930’s, then were enslaved. History proves this for those who are too dumb to read.
I have no idea who wrote this article to give them credit for words that expose these myths. I felt obligated to post this and possibly make one American, who can read, admit that guns don’t kill people. Hopefully there is at least one Democrat in America that is willing to accept these facts?
DO GUNS KILL PEOPLE?
Today I swung my front door wide open and placed my Remington 30.06 right in the doorway. I left 6 cartridges beside it, then left it alone and went about my business.
While I was gone, the mailman delivered my mail, the neighbor boy across the street mowed the yard, a girl walked her dog down the street, and quite a few cars stopped at the stop sign near the front of my house.
After about an hour, I checked on the gun. It was still sitting there, right where I had left it. It hadn’t moved itself outside.
It certainly hadn’t killed anyone, even with the numerous opportunities it had presented to do so.
In fact, it hadn’t even loaded itself. Well you can imagine my surprise, with all the hype by the Left and the Media about how dangerous guns are and how they kill people.
Either the media is wrong or I’m in possession of the laziest gun in the world.
The United States is 3rd in Murders throughout the World. But if you take out just 4 cities: Chicago, Detroit, Washington, DC and New Orleans, the United States is 4th from the bottom, in the entire world, for Murders.
These 4 Cities also have the toughest Gun Control Laws in the U.S.
ALL 4 of these cities are controlled by Democrats.
It would be absurd to draw any conclusions from this data if you are a Democrat – right?
Well, I’m off to check on my spoons. I hear they’re making people fat.
Unchecked, Obama will eventually regulate what we eat, drink, read, listen to and pray. Now he wants to make voting mandatory and not voting a crime. Watching him prosecute all of the dead voters in Illinois will be a hoot. All he needs is more time and it would not surprise me to see him declare Marshall Law and be the last elected President I will live to see. Laugh if you must but history repeats itself folks. CB