The next time I'm tempted to curse life because I missed a three-footer, I'm going to thank Bob Labbance for helping me keep it all in perspective. This golfer, author of 16 golf books, and rabid NY Yankees fan is keeping his sense of humor as ALS--Lou Gehrig's disease--breaks down his body.
Bob's golf days may be over, but his life isn't. He's still showing up for book signings, making plans to get to Yankee Stadium, and cherishing every moment he gets to spend with his wife Kathie, son Griffin, and daughter Simone. He's also set up a scholarship fund to help his children go to college.
Read Bob's inspiring story as told by Ralph Wimbish in the NY Post.
And keep it in mind next time you slice one out of bounds and start crying about the cruelty of the golf gods.
Dave Donelson, author of Heart of Diamonds a romantic thriller about blood diamonds in the Congo