As I sit and review the past summer, I reflect to the progress of my golf game. Having recently retired and trying to recapture some of the glory of my younger days through my golf game I remark at the journey.
Once a respectable and enjoyable enterprise, golf had become an effort and exasperation. Trying to buy into the new technologies and philosophies got me some progress but halting and sporadic at best.
My chance opportunity to renew my acquaintance with you has had profound impact on both my game and my attitude. The hiatus in our working relationship has been over ten years, but I can only say that you have taken advantage of that time to truly become not only a great teacher but a great coach as well. I have been privileged to work with a number of top 100 teachers, and you rightfully belong among the best of that vaunted group.
Our most recent relationship has only been over the past summer, four or five lessons at best, but the progress I perceive and the positive direction have renewed my passion for the sport like never before. I can only say thank you so many times. I don't want to sound like a cliché know the game I have will never be the game of two decades ago. But in many ways it is a better and more enjoyable game than in the past.
I am proud the be associated with you as student and hope that I may go so far to call you friend.