I’ve heard this saying many times and it never fails to get my attention. Who is lucky? Well, let’s take a look at an incredible example that I happened to run across last year.
A 103-YEAR-OLD JUST HIT A HOLE-IN-ONE!
When I first heard this news on TV my first reaction was that I heard wrong. Later, I came across an article by Tom Balog in the Sarasota Herald Tribune and lo and behold! I had heard everything correctly.
HE’S HAD A LIFETIME OF INCREDIBLE LUCK
Gus Andreone, is a former PGA teaching pro who has lived in Palm-Aire since 1988. On Wednesday, December 17, 2014 he scored a hole-in-one (his eighth) at the Palm-Aire Country Club in Sarasota, Florida. This was 75 years after he hit his first one. But there’s more to this story.
This 103-year-old is still swinging. Go Gus!
Andreone won the Pennsylvania State Lottery in 1983, two Florida Fantasy Five lotteries, an automobile at a raffle in the sixties and a case of soda pop and bananas as a boy in the late twenties.
When interviewed he said, “Naturally I feel great about this. To have a hole-in-one at my age is pretty special because I have a difficult time keeping my balance. I wobble up to the tee, straighten up and get my balance before I hit the ball to make sure I don’t fall down when I’m swinging.”
His “junior” golf partners (sixty-plus) went ballistic when they witnessed this incredible feat. “Gus raised his hands over his head. He didn’t leave the ground – but the rest of us sure did,” said one. “We were jumping!”
SOME FOLKS DO HAVE ALL THE LUCK
A piece in Fast Company magazine How to Make Your Own Luck by Dan Pink, reviews a book by Richard Wiseman, the head of a psychology research department at the University of Hertfordshire in England. In an interview with the affable professor at a café overlooking London’s Hyde Park they discuss both the book, The Luck Factor: Changing Your Luck, Changing Your Life and what makes a person lucky. Here are a few salient points from their discussion:
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Let me begin by saying that I’m a big believer in “luck.” But then, I’d like to add a caveat: a lot of effort can often lead to good luck. In fact, I think they are intertwined. A person cannot stay in bed, pull the covers over one’s head and hope for a lucky break. Nope, won’t work – you need action and drive to have good luck.
I can’t recall ever seeing an interview with Donatella Versace in one of the many fashion magazines that I currently subscribe to and read closely. We all know who she is but I believe she keeps the ins-and-outs of her personal life to herself.
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