My name is Daniel Lee and let me begin by saying thank you. This feeling of gratitude is for all of the opportunities that you have given my father, my family (blood and extended), and myself to do what we love for a living. Since the time of my first memories I have been immersed in golf; as a young boy helping my father’s students tee up their drives, I witnessed the excitement in their eyes when they would begin to feel shots they had always dreamed about. They had come to us for the love of the game and were experiencing something to be in awe of. Having had a golf club in my hands since the time I could walk, it felt very natural to communicate with these students. As they were having different experiences through learning to feel rhythm and timing in their golf swing, I could see something in them light up.
Golf being a sport that brings so many emotions to the surface, I became aware early on that there was far more going on than simply learning how to hit a golf ball. Only able to comprehend from a child’s perspective at the time, I saw people going through transformations. It brought out a level of emotion which translated into a love for what they were doing. Little did I know how much impact this experience would have on my life. It offered me the ability to try new things with a faith in the outcome, knowing it was something to be excited about rather than feared.
In the last 10 years, I have traveled through more than 40 states and many countries in the Americas and Caribbean. I’ve continued to learn that, just as in golf, there are as many ways to communicate as there are to bridge cultural divides. Understanding the similarities between good shots on the golf course and the feelings of joy that can be shared with someone, regardless of what language they speak or where they come from, are moments to be cherished.
Anyone that has played the sport of golf for very long understands the parallels that are learned in life. The need to work hard while maintaining the ability to let go is one of the most fundamental lessons that we continue to come back to time and time again,. This is true regardless of who you are and what you’ve accomplished.
As my 31st birthday approaches and the countless humbling experiences add up, so does the moments of elation through feeling the harmony with gravity in my golf swing, which also coincides with the elements of my life. I know the journey is only beginning, however one of my greatest accomplishments that I am extremely grateful for, are all of the amazing students that I have been able to invest quality time with over the years. Each student has helped teach me so much about how to create an environment in which someone can thrive and have a natural evolutionary experience in their golf swing. These Gravity Golfers have also taught me, that through an open mind and for the love of the game, anyone can excel when they become aware of how to allow the natural momentum of their intention, take them where they want to go.
Thank you again for allowing me to live, learn and grow through the experiences we share. I wish you all a grand adventure and journey, on the golf course as well as your endeavors through life. May you find peace and joy in each and every swing.