Here is your weekly edition of Three Thought Thursday. Three things I’ve discovered and/or used this week. Enjoy!
18th Hole US Open Meltdown
In honor of day one of the 2016 US Open, you have to watch (or re-watch) this disaster on the 18th hole 15 years ago at the 2001 US Open.
Next time you’re out hacking it around, take comfort knowing the best in the world three-putt from twelve feet just like you. I especially enjoyed Goosen’s interview starting at 7min in…it had to be tough be that composed.
Bonus Material: 63 @ Oakmont – as painful as it is to hear Johnny Miller continuously talk about his infamous Sunday 63 at Oakmont, some claim it is the best round of golf ever played.
Are you Making the Most of Your Weeks?
Stop and Smell the Roses
A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush hour, it was calculated that thousands of people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.
Three minutes went by and a middle aged man noticed there was a musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds and then hurried up to meet his schedule.
A minute later, the violinist received his first dollar tip: a woman threw the money in the till and without stopping continued to walk.
A few minutes later, someone leaned against the wall to listen to him, but the man looked at his watch and started to walk again. Clearly he was late for work.
The one who paid the most attention was a 3 year old boy. His mother tagged him along, hurried but the kid stopped to look at the violinist. Finally the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. All the parents, without exception, forced them to move on.
In the 45 minutes the musician played, only 6 people stopped and stayed for a while. About 20 gave him money but continued to walk their normal pace. He collected $32. When he finished playing and silence took over, no one noticed it. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.
No one knew this but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the best musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars.
Two days before his playing in the subway, Joshua Bell sold out at a theater in Boston and the seats average $100.