November 22, 2019
Hello everyone, this is Mike and I’m a recent college graduate from Saint Peter’s University and I’m currently chasing my dream to one day become a member of the PGA Tour. This blog has a few purposes, first off it allows me to keep fans, friends and family in the loop on my progress throughout my competitive golf career. Some other purposes are to provide advice, helpful tips and give you guys a look into what’s going on in my life outside of my competitive golf.
Moving to Florida from New Jersey at the age 22 was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. Leaving my home, my friends, family, my girlfriend seemed almost impossible. To be completely honest I was terrified.
Moving to a new place can be extremely difficult now matter how confident and prepared you are for the move. Everyone shows fear in their own unique way. However, while moving to a new place is terrifying the absolute most important thing is to not let the fear of change deter you from what you want to do. Its crucial that no matter how scared we are that we take that leap of faith, we jump into the unknown full force.
More specifically, the reason for my relocation is to pursue my dreams of becoming of professional golfer. I started playing golf when I was about five or six years old. My dad introduced the game to me at a very young age, and to this day it has been the greatest gift. Not only has he given me a career, but my dad and I now have a lifelong bond through the game of golf. Golf has taught me how to be a better person, a gentleman and it has given me a huge sense of pride and responsibility.
Fast forward, it is now November 22 and I’ve been away from my loved ones for 22 days. My best advice for people that are separated from those they love is to push through. The first couple days seem impossible, but once you get through that things become much easier. I’ve developed a nice daily routine that consists of work, constant practice, and spending time in the gym. The beauty about leaving people behind is that you now have a reason to go back home.