“Golf is stupid,” she said. “It’s literally so hard, and yet, all I want to do right now is go back and keep trying to get better.” I agree. Golf is hard. Like really hard. Maybe even, the hardest game ever invented. The idea of getting a ball, less than 2 inches in diameter, into … Continue reading Persistence pays.
“Through cookies, all things are possible.” – TeeJayye 1:37 Sometimes I just don’t want to. I’ve been sitting here for a while, staring out the window, knowing there’s a golf course right up on that hill over there, only shielded from view by my next-door neighbors’ big ugly house. But I’m not gonna go. I … Continue reading It’s on you.
Most days I wake up asking myself, “Do we really know what we’re doing? Do we really know how to achieve what we desire?” I’m not exactly sure who the “we” is, just that I seem to refer to myself in some weird multi-third person sense. I suppose I’m allowing the voice in my head … Continue reading Just Throw Another Dart.
That’s what tee boxes are. I mean, metaphorically. They’re the beginning. The start of a journey that will take you across a few acres of land, and, if you’re anything like me, on a roller coaster of emotions. That’s why they say, “The battle is always won on the tee box.” Okay, no one says … Continue reading Every great journey starts from the beginning.
That’s why I decided to make it the first image you see on my website. It pops. But not like pops. Like POPS. (Maybe throw in an exclamation mark for effect.) I mean, the sky, the clouds, the grass, and the way it all came out of the edit are just magnificent. The warmth and yet … Continue reading This might be the greatest photo I’ve ever taken…
I’m not sure why, but ever since “Fake Spring” began all I’ve wanted to do is mow some grass. Fake Spring, as Andy Johnson would describe it, is when you get those first few nice days coming out of winter. Then, right as you start to think spring has sprung, you get slammed with another … Continue reading The Art of Growing Grass
How do you get your juices flowing? How do you get excited when you feel like nothing is terribly exciting? Why does it all feel so boring? It’s Masters week and I feel like I should be ecstatic, but, for some reason, I’m just not. Jordan just won the Valero, Brooks is in Augusta only … Continue reading It’s Master’s Week and I’m Bored.
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson It’s easy to believe you should follow the herd, to believe that you should have what everyone else has, to want to be who society thinks you should be. Oftentimes, we make ourselves feel … Continue reading Make Yourself Bigger Than You Are
Anxiety: a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. It’s frightening, not knowing where you’ll end up. You can’t always predict obstacles and impediments. It’s overwhelming knowing that you don’t have complete control over everything around you. But this is where we must adjust our … Continue reading Breathe Deep
You know, it’s funny. When I started my account here, I never thought that I’d put all that much effort into it. I was never really sure what I would use it for. I never really thought it could be such a powerful tool. You see, I’ve always aspired to inspire, to create confidence in … Continue reading Oxygen Mask
I’m not sure who said it, but as I was listening to a podcast the other day, I heard someone say, “Do something with your free time that’s going to become your full time.” Immediately, it resonated and I even took it one step further. If you’re not happy with what you’re doing, do something … Continue reading Do What You Love
“Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.”-Voltaire Every time I return from traveling, I get this funky feeling. It feels like everything around me is sterile. Whether I go halfway around the world, or just a few miles away, I always feel the same way when I come back. When you’re traveling, … Continue reading Free Yourself
“You gotta jump.” -Steve Harvey I don’t know about you but I’m probably the most naturally indecisive person you’ve ever met. Not even kidding, I’ve spent the last 3 days trying to figure out what I wanted to write about. I’ve said it before, I have the hardest time making decisions. I’ve been known to … Continue reading Jump.
“I found the simple life ain’t so simpleWhen I jumped out, on that road…”-Van Halen Life is never simple. Let’s be honest, nothing worth having ever is. But that’s why golf exists. Golf allows you to drop the drama at the door. For 3-4 hours a round, (2, if you’re one of those freaks that … Continue reading Focus.
To hear never-heard sounds,To see never-seen colors and shapes,To try to understand the imperceptiblePower pervading the world;To fly and find pure ethereal substancesThat are not of matterBut of that invisible soul pervading reality.To hear another soul and to whisper to another soul;To be a lantern in the darknessOr an umbrella in a stormy day;To feel … Continue reading The Meaning of Life
Isaac Newton said it best when he said, “What goes up, must come down.” Even the most wonderful, warm weather, golf trips come to a close at some point. It’s science really… For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Newton’s 3rd law. Also, most likely the reason I spent so much time … Continue reading What Goes Traveling, Must Come Home
You can get so confusedthat you’ll start in to racedown long wiggled roads at a break-necking paceand grind on for miles cross weirdish wild space,headed, I fear, toward a most useless place.The Waiting Place… …for people just waiting.Waiting for a train to goor a bus to come, or a plane to goor the mail to … Continue reading Oh, The Places You’ll Go
“The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.” -Kobe Bryant Please take this moment to realize that life doesn’t last forever. Anything can happen at anytime, so take the opportunity you have, while you have it, to live with the #mambamentality. … Continue reading Kobe!
“Why do people play golf? Because it’s hard. You always think you can do better next time.” -Pete Dye via Jeff Mingay on the @fried_egg_golf podcast. There’s something compulsive about a challenge. The desire to tame it results in an uncontrollable urge that keeps us coming back over and over again. Each and every day is a … Continue reading Why Do People Play Golf?
“We each have within ourselves the ability to shape our own destinies. That much we understand. But, more important, each of us has an equal ability to shape the destiny of the universe. Ah, that you find more difficult to believe. But I tell you it is so. You do not have to be the … Continue reading Shape Your Destiny.
“It wasn’t because I didn’t know enough, I just knew to much.” -Gnarls Barkley Golfers will often tell you that they play their worst when they have too many thoughts running through their mind. When you get over the ball and start thinking about all the little things you need to do to make it … Continue reading Analysis Paralysis
“Self-awareness is like great sex: everyone thinks they have a ton of it, but in reality no one knows what the fuck they’re doing.” — Mark Manson For a long time I had an idea of what I wanted to do with my life. And for just as long I could never put it into … Continue reading The Image of Success
“When the words are like bullets And they break through your skin And there’s no way to get them all out When it feels like rust seeping into your soul, Stay gold.” -Adventure Club Have you ever felt judged? Have you ever been made to feel you were less than? Had someone tell you that … Continue reading Stay Gold.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had a conversation with someone, discussing another great idea, and then nothing comes of it. We’re always so gung-ho during the planning stages but when it comes to the follow through, we fall through. A few years ago, a friend and I decided we should get in … Continue reading Resolutions aren’t enough.
Hey y’all! I’m TeeJayye! Quick question. Have you ever gone to see a movie that was extremely hyped up but left feeling like it didn’t quite live up to your expectations? Leaves you feeling kinda bummed out right? Have you ever had a similar feeling in your normal day to day life? According to the … Continue reading Welcome!