I hope everybody has enjoyed their summer. My summers been busy, and it seems like I haven't had any time to really slow down and enjoy some of the beautiful aspects of summer. My golf season has begun to wind down and I am happy to say that I am playing more consistently then I was earlier in the season, so my practice sessions have been pretty good and their starting to pay off as I have one more event left to play. My last event I hit the ball really well but I did struggle on the second day, and final round of the event and didn't seem to quite have the same magic I did during the first round but that's golf and it happens to the best of us so I can't really complain about that. I did however finish second in the tour championship which got me into my very last event of the year which is in Palm Springs California.
Overall, I would say compared to past seasons this was probably somewhere in the middle as far as results and ball striking goes, but I'll take it! One win, 5 top 10 finishes, you couldn't have asked for anything better than that going into the year. I would like to thank everyone who supported me this year I really appreciate the love that I get whenever I tee it up and I share my photos with everybody on social media. It makes me feel good and I really feel honored playing for families who have kids on the autism spectrum while also playing for the homeless and underprivileged youth. You all inspire me too never give up, continue to push forward, and work extremely hard. The results will come, and they have and I'm very grateful to all of you for your continued support in that area so thank you so much and I look forward to finishing strong in a couple of weeks.
After this season I am going to take some time and reflect and think about what's ahead for me in golf. I've been thinking a lot about retiring from the game because my body doesn't recover as fast as it once did and there's so many other things that I would love to do in the community to help those who are less fortunate, so I will give that a lot of thought as I enter the offseason.
My charity golf event the Elijah Winfrey charity invitational was a huge success. I would like to thank everyone who participated and donated to TeamWinfrey. We had a great turn out, beautiful weather, and everybody played well. My message to the players was to think of someone who isn't as fortunate as we are to play golf or any sport. We sometimes focus so much on winning that we forget the bigger message in the grand scheme of things which is playing with a purpose and for something bigger than yourself at the end of the day.
My radio show continues to grow and evolve, and Tony and I are very grateful and thankful to the guests and fans of the show. Our goal has always been to provide a platform for you to come on and tell us your story and have an impact on those in the community. You definitely are doing that, so keep it up!
I want to thank everyone for their continued support by clicking on my website and following me on social media it is truly a blessing to have people support your cause and your mission. I wish you all nothing but success and until next month I'll catch you on the flip side bye bye.
We are beginning to approach the dog days of summer and for me, I'm almost done with my season. It's been a up and down year so far but I'm hoping to end it on a very high note! With two events to go, I really have to play at a very high level and I really have no margin for error. I'm ready for that challenge. I love the pressure golf puts you under. My swing has been inconsistent this season and I reinjured my elbow which makes things tough for me when I have to hit a certain shot. All in all, It's been a decent year. I've won once and have a few top ten's, so I can't complain.
My radio show continues to grow and reach those in the community who need a platform to share thier story. The guest list get's bigger and bigger each week. Toni continues to set the pace as my wonderful co host whom I couldn't do the show without!
This month also is the month when I host my charity golf event and I'm excited about it! Friday August 24th is the day and it's going to be a ton of fun. If you would like to play, visit TeamWinfrey.org and register. If you can't but still want to donate, we definitely would appreciate it! Your donations really do make a difference to us and the lives of those families who are homeless, underprivileged, and on the autism spectrum.
I want to thank The First Tee of Seattle for allowing my organization to sponsor a PGA Junior League team. It was great to see those kids have fun and play the game of golf while demonstrating the nine core values.
As you can see, I've been busy trying to make a difference and it feels good. I want to thank all of you for your support. I'm always trying to make someone or something better. I hope you are doing the same. Take care and remember you are important, talented, and as long as you believe in yourself, anything is possible.
I hope things are going well for you! I've been pretty busy, and there is lot's to cover so let's start.
The golf season has really begun to pick up for me as I approach the heart of my schedule and I'm excited about that! I broke through for my first win of the season last week and it felt great! Things that I've been working on are slowly coming together and it's great to see and feel those changes in competition. I have 5 events left and I hope to continue the trend upward. I also have a couple of charity events I will be playing in to raise money for my nonprofit organization. I want to thank everyone for there continued support.
This month I will be visiting Springfield, MO! I'm looking forward to catching up with the Stars for Autism crew who continue to amaze me! Their work in the community has been second to none, with training individuals, and writing books, I'm speechless at the level of pace they keep. It's always special to see them and Trey Brand who has taken up the game of golf and has done quite well! Springfield has a special place in my heart because it feels like home and the people are wonderful.
My radio show wrapped up it's second season. Toni and I are very grateful for the love and support we get each and every week! Our guests have been tremendous and we are very excited about starting season three next week. When I started my show, I didn't know how long it was going to go for, but with tons of support, we have exceeded expectations and we've become bigger! We hope to continue to provide a platform for causes that are important to you as we give voices to those that are doing great things in the community. You can listen to us on blogtalkradio.com (The Elijah Winfrey Show).
I'm excited to officially confirm The Elijah Winfrey Charity Invitational will be played August 24th at Jefferson Park in Seattle, WA! I look forward to playing in my event for the first time in about 5 or 6 years. We'll have more info soon, but registration opens July 1st. Proceeds will benefit TeamWinfrey as we continue to give back to our community!
Thank you all for the love and support you continue to shoe me on all social media outlets. continue to make someone or something better and I'll catch ya on the flipside!
I hope everyone is doing well as we move closer to summer. Things have been busy for me and that's the way I like it. My golf game however still is stuck in low gear, as I continue to find my game amid this swing change. I'm currently working on the body swing as apposed to the modern swing which made me a streaky player. I'm very close to being where I want to be. Trusting the process is something I've always done because the results always show in the end. With six events left, I have to believe things will change for me and it starts in Cle Elum, WA at the end of May. Until then I'll try and get in as many reps as I can and keep pushing.
TeamWinfrey is doing well and we are excited to be sponsoring a PGA Junior League team with the help of The First Tee of Seattle. I attended orientation and I'm excited for the youth to have fun and compete in a great environment! I will also be in Vancouver, WA this month visiting Stephens Place, a independent apartment community for adults with developmental disabilities. I'm so excited to meet these amazing individuals and share with them why I play golf and how much they mean to me. My team continues to work hard as we help those who need us.
My podcast is doing great! Toni continue to bring it and the guests have been fantastic! You can catch us every Tuesday at 11am pst on blogtalkradio.com (The Elijah Winfrey Show).
I appreciate the love and support on all social media platforms. Continue to help those in need around you and don't be selfish with your compliments. Always try and make someone smile. I catch up with you in June!