Lessons from Byron Nelson – Part III

I had the opportunity to sit and chat with Byron on a many occasions when I was directing his golf schools.  One day he came out to the school and wanted to hit a few balls.  After he hit a few balls, I had a chance to bend his ear.  One thing you have to remember was that he played in the 30’s & 40’s. I would ask a lot of questions to understand what it was really like in those days.  Anyway, we were sitting at the school on the patio chatting about life.  I asked him how much he practiced.

He replied, “ I would hit balls on a regular basis working on timing and balance.

I was very curious, so I asked, “Byron how often did you hit balls after your tournament rounds?

He replied, “ Shawn I never hit balls after my tournament rounds.”

I shook my head with disbelief and asked why.

He said, “Shawn when you’ve got it you’ve got it”.

I replied, “Enough said, Lord Byron.”

2 thoughts on “Lessons from Byron Nelson – Part III

  1. I had the pleasure of attending church with Byron for a short time. He was a good man and is greatly missed. I consider myself very fortunate to have met him and if he gives a recommendation then I’d say it’s a good one.

Comments are closed.