Last revised: August 09, 2016

   Countryway TUESDAY Golf

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Exclusive and Elite Club Album #7-A.


Note from our friend, PETE CASTELLI:

University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute
2015 North Jefferson Street; Jacksonville, FL 32206

This is where I received my treatment and it was successful with no side effects for me and little to no for others.  Now, they have refined the treatment to make it even better.  I know it may be difficult for some guys to go to Jacksonville for eight weeks, but it is worth it, especially if it saves your life.  Pete.

July 2016 Newsletter:  www.floridaproton.org

 

"... Tell the guys that I am halfway finished with my treatment and these protons
are making me stronger than ever. Here's a picture of me in the Proton Gantry.
They promised me that I would not lose my hair and look like John Crippen."


Pete always has a great, positive attitude and is never
down on himself. We can all learn from him.

Send him an eMail and see if he needs anything:

petercastelli@earthlink.net
 


 

  "Golfers Live 5 Years Longer than Nongolfers!"

 OCTOGENARIAN Club

Great article in May 2014 Golf Digest:

Oldest Golfer in the World
(b. July 10, 1903)

Mr. Shelton, from Michigan, took up golfing when he was 72 years old - and at 110, he still gets out for nine holes, sometimes 18, about a dozen times a year. "Golfers live longer because they're a little happier and have to learn to stand up to a little disappointment." "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly Plants."

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6 HABITS OF LONGER-LIVING GOLFERS

1. MOVE
2. EAT    
3. DRINK
   4. ENGAGE 
5. PAUSE
6. LOVE  

 

MOVE - "Movement over time equals health." Golfers have dramatically lower rates of heart disease and cancer than retirees who sit home in front of a computer or HD TV set. We use drive-through banks, fast-food and we shop and socialize Online. Technology has robbed us of the use of our legs. We neet to consider fitness and cardiovascular health as a part of living.

Walking is a regular, sustained, low-intensity physical activity. If you sit for five hours a day (computer or TV), it's the equivalent of smoking a pack of cigarettes. Golf is one of the few sports that promotes movement over time - a tremendous benefit.

EAT - Eat slowly, enjoy your food and chew your food well. Eat in moderation and very slowly, with contemplation., and stop before feeling full. A long life is attained by eating lots of fruits and vegetables. Eat real food and not the processed, packaged stuff ("food-like substances").

DRINK - A bit of toxicity -- grit in the oyster, a little rain into each life, a triple bogey here and there -- can stimulate the body's resilience and survival defenses, with positive results. Moderate drinkers enjoy the direct health benefits from a glass of red wine. You can add another year and a half to your life expectancy.

ENGAGE - People with a strong sense of purpose live seven or eight years longer than people without it. Golfers are passionate about the game -- it's the thing they look forward to. Find things to do that you believe in, are challenging and bring fulfillment. An old dog (that's us) who isn't interested in learning new tricks will get older quicker than one who is. The challenge of something NEW keeps you motivated, and young. And golf is always a challenge.

PAUSE - The faster the pace of life gets, the more important it is to take time to relax, and stay positive. Don't ever dwell on negative thoughts! Meditate, paint, walk on a beach... Get enough sleep, take an afternoon nap. Make  your golf time a sacred, peaceful part of your week. If you're always racing, you might reach the finish line sooner than you intended.

LOVE - Love promotes longevity. Love comes from belonging -- to a relationship, a family, a community, a foursome, a club, a tribe (like Tuesday Golfers), and from a higher power. Loneliness shaves about 8 years off your life expectancy. A few glasses of wine with friends insulates yourself from that loneliness. Be a people person, a transmitter and receiver of love. Especially with grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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So how long can we expect Tuesday Golfers to live? The goal is to prevent disease. If you do that, you should be able to live to the ninth or 10th decade. At that point, our bodies start to experience general engineering failure (we wear out).

To stay young forever, Tuesday Golfers need to really practice the tenets of illness prevention -- and the dominant one is movement over time.
 


   


FREE Golf - (During the Great Depression)


DANGEROUS Golf - (Lunch Break - Over New York City)

Even our Octogenarians don't remember these times...


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