ONE of the things that makes us human is our ability, or our need, to dream that anything is possible. Even on the darkest nights we still search for the stars.
Yesterday we reported on a father-and-son visit to the Nike flagship sports store in London where eight year-old schoolboy Seán Reddy’s potential was highlighted when he used the store’s golf stimulator. Staff immediately spoke to his father Simon and involved the surprised Cork duo in a campaign with world number one Rory McIlroy to promote golf around the world.
Only time can tell if young Seán really has the potential to reach golf’s higher echelons, but the seed has been sown and the challenge laid down for him and his supporters.
In a world so often defined by cynicism and exploitation, how wonderful it would be if this dream came true. It also shows how very randomly the hand of fate deals the cards.
So, if you see a youngster swinging a custom-made set of clubs at a golf course near you, it may be Seán making the best of the opportunity Lady Luck gave him. Wish him well.
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