Stick To what You Are Good At

I had a conversation with a good friend of mine a bit ago and we were waxing philosophic as we tend to do, and he brought the subject up of career, or life choice. Something that sticks out to me, he said, and I paraphrase a bit, “ask your parents what you were most skilled at, or were best at when you were a kid.” With the notion that their answer is probably what you would excel at both in your career and life if you can turn said skill into revenue.

I had occasion to think about that today and my answer is “Telling stories”, though I have yet to ask my parents, I’m fairly confident that would be their answer. However, I will ask and get back to you…

Point is I was always a “story teller” as a kid, mostly to make up for my physical disability, or short comings, depending on your perspective. Thus, being young, not having much “life experience”, the stories would most often be fiction. I realized that that not only stopped being entertaining, but developed into a “cry wolf” sort of situation, which became troubling. So, as I began a new life, so to speak, in high school, I made a promise to myself to actually DO the things that I would tell stories about. I had the story telling skill, the difference was adding integrity and honesty. I have since found that not only have I removed the “cry wolf” aspect entirely, but my stories tend to be MORE entertaining than those I would have otherwise “made up”. By the end of high school and on to college, I found myself in honors-level writing courses. Seems my skill translated onto paper fairly well. What do you think?

I have kept that promise to this day, at least to the best of my ability, I am human, to err is thus. Maybe that’s why I gravitated to golf, aside from the fact I was good at it, everything about golf leads you to a fair, balanced, and honest mindset (or it should). What’s more golf, specifically, JaysGolf.com, has enabled me to revisit the two things I am best at, golf and story telling. Probably not in that order however.

I feel like I needed to just “publish” what was in my head tonight or I’d be unable to sleep. Hope you don’t mind.

I’m attending the Philadelphia Golf Show tomorrow and currently have a lower back issue that will prohibit me from testing or demo'ing (is that a word?) any equipment, well, clubs at least. I wanted to shoot some video for you, my readers/watchers, but I don’t know that I’ll be able to do that. I will try to take a ton of pictures and tell you the umm.. story… of my experience at the show in a future blog.

Again, I am not exactly sure my precise point with this blog entry. Validation maybe? I don’t know, feels like a somewhat well structured mind dump, which I have never really done on JayGolf before. I will copy this in the forums section and if you want to comment or start a discussion, just sign up for an account and let me know what you think.

Thanks to all my readers and friends, none of us say that enough,…



#mastersprep #backinthegym are you ready to #skramble into #themasters tomorrow?!? I am! Courtesy of @skrambleclothes and the @herb_mcnally22 first move is to strengthen your lower back. Place cable level at shoulder hight and pull out to chest. Then press slowly strait out keeping a rigid back and hold. The farther you press out the harder it will be. Second, place cable as high as possible and simulate downswing with proper hip release. Third, dress appropriately! #jaysgolf #jayVsGym #gtl #gym #fitness #golf


This is my own creation…. Key is to rotate the arm to palm up to get the best flex possible. Again, it isolates the back on either side of the spine. You can see how I’m cheating way more on my injured right side. #Skuad #fitness #rangerat #video #gym #gymrats #jaysfitness #jayface @skrambleclothes #skramblegolf #jaysgolf

On the left, my right arm (biceps muscle) at rest before my brachial plexus injury in 2014; On the right, that same arm at rest tonight! On top of so much atrophy, not all my biceps are getting full nerve signals, making getting back to form that much more frustrating, and yet, obviously necessary! It’s like having half a bicep ! #gym #rehab #injury #beforeandafter #needtoflipthat #jaysgolf #JayFaces

Happy New Year to all my followers! This is a photo of the closest I got to an Ace, back in 2011, the first summer #Jaysgolf officially existed. It was off to a great start, but became derailed the last 2 years due to concurrent injuries. Those injuries took me off the golf course, but allowed me to focus on the post production of digital photography. I guess you can say the old adage, “when one door closes…” In 2016 I want both doors to be open, and remain open!!
I look at this photo and I can instantly remember standing on the tee, holding my finish, watching and pleading with the ball to disappear… I want that feeling back, and I wish that feeling for all of you in this upcoming year!
Yours always, #Jaysgolf


No point in picking your head up to watch the ball flight, huh?!? #Jaysgolf #hewasnightputting #3wood #icantsee #backswing injury-wise, I feel pretty good, need to work on my balance a bit. Haven’t a clue how far it’s going though 😂😂😂😎


As seen on JaysGolf.com, Just the funny bits of my Testing of the Under Armour Storm Ultimate Rain Jacket.  Hope you enjoy!~