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.”
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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.
Susan–That’s great! I come from the same church. Sh
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