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!
I hope spring has gotten off to a great start for you! Around this time it starts to feel like the year picks up speed! Based on the weather here in the pacific northwest, I can't wait for that to happen!
My golf season has begun and I stumbled coming out of the box with a pretty tough debut a few weeks ago, but I know what the fix is and I'm working hard to correct it. I am currently caught in between swings and that's not good when you stand over a shot and don't know which way it's going to go. I'm confident that things will get better and I'll play some great golf.
As most of you know, I'm a advocate for kids and adults on the autism spectrum and this month is Autism Awareness month! One of the reasons I continue to play golf is because of my autism community. My niece and nephew are on the autism spectrum and I do my very best to represent them and others whenever I tee it up and it feels awesome! This month my nonprofit organization (TeamWinfrey) will be accepting donations all month long as we continue to help those on the spectrum in need. There are a lot of families out there who are homeless, underprivileged and need your help. By you donating to TeamWinfrey you'll be able to do just that, so please visit TeamWinfrey.org and donate today!
My radio show is really thriving and we owe a lot of that to you! This month we will have guests on talking more about autism and bullying, so continue to tune in and support our show!
My health is pretty decent. My elbow is really not a issue, but my back continues to bug me and a lot of that is weather related. Anyone with a bad back knows what I'm talking about. I really have to stretch for about a hour before I start feeling loose. I can't wait for the hot weather.
It's Masters week and I know a lot of you are excited as am I. This week always makes me miss home. Augusta, Georgia is where I was born and raised and I can remember excited the city gets this time of year and Tiger is back after not playing there the last two years so you know the buzz around Magnolia Lane is going to be off the charts! I wish everyone in the field a great week there and I'm looking forward to a thrilling ending.
Thank you all for the continued support across all social media platforms. Have a wonderful month and continue to make someone or something better!
Well it's getting close to spring and my season is about to kick off! I'm very excited about it! I've really been working on my game and things are coming along well. My body feels great and I'll begin playing practice rounds this month. As always I try and have my game peak in the summer so I've learned to be patient and work on my misses during the first few events. Last year I won my first event and that led to three more wins and a great season. I hope to duplicate that but I know it's going to take hard work to do it and I'm up for the challenge.
No major equipment change this year other than my driver. I switched to the Taylormade M4 and I have to say, it's by far the best driver I've ever used. My irons are still Mizuno MP25's and the Pro V1X is really good for me.
As you know I love playing with a purpose and representing my autism, homeless, and low income communities. You all are so important in inspiring me to play my best and even when I don't play well, I know your support keeps me going. Golf has really been therapeutic to me on so many levels and I'm thankful for that. I hope I make you all proud I'll keep you up to date on my schedule and upcoming events.
I will play in my charity skins game with my good friend Tim Donnelly this summer! Our friend Mike Stas who played in this event passed away last year so we wont fill his spot this year. I hope to play in my annual charity golf event ( The Elijah Winfrey Charity Invitational ) in August. Right now all signs are pointing towards me playing. A lot will depend on how my body has held up and we don't need to have me take pics or other logistics during the week of. I haven't played in my event for the last five years, so I'm due. Proceeds will benefit my organization TeamWinfrey as we continue to help those in the community.
My organization will be sponsoring a PGA Junior League team this year courtesy of The First Tee Of Seattle! I look forward to meeting the team and maybe even practicing with them if possible. It's all about our youth and if there is any way I can help, I'm going to jump in and help.
My radio show will return Tuesday march six at 11 am pst on blogtalkradio.com and Toni and I are excited about the new day! We hope to continue to bring you great shows and answer your questions. The show is doing outstanding and I'm really proud of that.
Continue to LOVE HARD and give back!
Thank you for supporting me! I really appreciate it! Take care and God Bless
I hope the year has gotten off to a great start! My year has started well...... at least as far as my nonprofit goes. We have been very busy helping families and inspiring others to make something or someone better! I've been able to visit with Renee & her son Michael, as well as Sarah & Milo, & the Moresi family. Donations that you have given us have been fantastic in giving back and helping others! My fantastic team Directors, Lisa Winfrey & Julie Eigsti are such great leaders. We try to put each other in positions to succeed to be able to serve the community. Our goal has always been to help, teach, inspire, and be the voice of those who need it. We continue to ask you to donate as we expand to help more families. You are one of the driving forces that makes it possible to do what we do and we are very thankful!!
My radio show continues to trend upward and although Toni Boucher and I are a team, Toni is really one of the reasons the show is doing great numbers! Toni brings a different voice to the show and is able to educate the listeners on things I'm still learning and don't have first hand knowledge about. Our guests are second to none and are always ready to share a story about autism, homelessness, & underprivileged youth. Tune in every Saturday at 11 am pst on blogtalkradio.com.
As for my off-season. It's been tedious to say the least. The weather in the pacific northwest has been brutal with all the rain so I'm a bit behind, but I'm hoping this month things will get better and I can get back on track. I prefer hitting off grass because hitting off mats is just not good for my elbow. I have been able to workout and keep my body in shape and my weight is about where I want it. When I began off-season workouts I weighed 216lbs. Right now I'm 205 and feeling good. I'm really looking forward to the season. My goal has always been to build my game for the summer and continue to improve my short game. I'm currently still working on more of a body swing as it's the best for me takes my arms and hands out of the swing and forces me to use my lower body, something I've never really done. I'm close, it's all about trust which takes the most time when you are under pressure in a tournament.
As always, I want to thank you all for checking out my website and supporting what I do on and off the course! I hope you all are super successful this month and remember, it's not about what you have, it's about what are you doing with what you have to inspire, and make things around you better. Take and I'll see ya next month!!
Happy New Year Folks!
May all your dreams and goals come true this year! As we embark on another year, I look forward to sharing my journey with you. This will be a busy one for me as we continue to grow with my nonprofit, radio show, and playing golf, I have to remember to pace myself.
My playing schedule is set for the most part. I will play in 10 events, which is down from the 12 I usually play in. I still haven't tested my elbow hitting golf shots yet but that will change the first weekend of this month. My body is feeling ok and it feels good to be back in the gym. When we started my weight was 216. I'm down to 206 and hope to get to 195 which for me is perfect. I hope to build off of my great season last year where I won 4 times and overall hit the ball really well. My short game was decent. I still need to work on my putting which was spotty. I'm excited to be playing in Texas for the first time ever! As most of you know, I'm a die hard Dallas Cowboys fan and I've always wanted to visit Texas. I can't wait to start my season!!
My nonprofit organization will be very active this year! along with sponsoring a youth golf junior league, we will be very active in the community. Helping families is what we are all about and you are a big part of that! Your donations go right back into the community to ensure families are able to get the things they need. We look forward to sharing photos, and stories so that you feel connected. We are always taking donations so please continue to help us give back.
My radio show is doing fantastic! I owe a lot of my shows success to my amazing co host Toni Boucher! Toni has been an incredible host with a strong voice and the listeners love her! I also am thankful for all of you who tune in each weekend! As we continue to grow, we encourage you to come on the show as use the platform to help those who need a voice, or educate others who may not understand autism, homelessness, and low income families. We are on every Saturday at 11 am pst on blogtalkradio.com. The day of the show will at some point change because of my playing schedule so stay tuned.
As you can see, I'm going to be busy and I have a lot dreams and goals I'm still chasing! Over time I've learned to be patient and trust the process. You can't connect the dots looking forward. You can only connect them looking backwards, so you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in the future. You have to trust and believe in something. Your gut, destiny, life, karma, or something because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart even when it leads off the tracks from time to time during your journey. Our time is limited even though we sometimes think we have forever to accomplish things. So don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of other people's opinions drown out your own. I see that a lot .You've got to find what you truly love to do. Your work will fill a large portion of your life and the only way to truly be satisfied is to do what you believe is great work, and the only way to do great work is to love what you do! If you haven't found it yet, keep looking and don't settle! I marvel at how well my wife does her job. I feel her passion everyday. She loves what she does and she never settled for who and what she wanted to be. She had the courage to follow her heart as have I and so should you. It somehow seems to know what and who you truly want to be. Remember, you are going to have ups and downs. I've had a ton and I'm sure I'll have more but I won't give in or give up. I've seen folks give up on themselves and it makes me sad because I see things in them that I know will make them great. The human spirit is powerful. Never forget that. Sometimes we get so caught up in our feelings that we miss the principles in the journey. I'm guilty of that and have learned to contain my emotions and channel them into something positive. I guess what I'm saying is continue to believe in yourself, even when others don't or try to derail you. Let your work ethic be your principle. embrace your short comings not as a failure, but a learning tool and live with passion. Remember, IT'S THE MOMENT BEFORE THE MOMENT THAT MAKES THE MOMENT POSSIBLE! Grab it and hold on to it. Make this year the year you find what it is you have been looking for. Own it!
I appreciate the love and support you always show me! Enjoy the new year and always continue to make someone or something better!
I wanted to write a special blog thanking all of you for donating and supporting my nonprofit organization (TeamWinfrey). During this time of year I go out into the community to spread love and deliver gifts to families who have kids on the spectrum while also helping the homeless and low income families. This year has been the best one thus far as we were able to help provide 20 life saving meals and care for the homeless. I met families who have kids on the autism spectrum and can't wait to deliver gifts to them! This is all made possible because of you! Growing up I can remember not having very much, but the thought of sharing and making sure those around were happy meant everything to me. I wish I could really show you how special you all are to me and my team! You all inspire me to find ways to improve myself and always remember that it's never about me. It's about love, sharing, kindness, community, family and giving. Tomorrow I start giving and it's a great feeling!
To my outstanding Team, Lisa, Julie, & Kris, thank you so much for helping me continue to find ways to help others. TeamWinfrey doesn't function without you! I've been blessed many times over to have such an amazing staff! Our mission is to continue to make someone or something better and we are definitely doing that!
In closing I want to wish everyone a very happy and merry holiday season! Continue to help those around you. Continue to inspire!!