By Jasper Burger
One thing I have noticed in my life is that wherever I go, there are people who often take things for granted: people we know, places we work, and even the city in which we live.
If you look close enough and pay attention, there is so much more to learn from the history and traditions of our surroundings. For instance, at Baltusrol Country Club, many famous golfers have made history: A historical golfing occasion was when Phil Mickelson won the PGA in 2005 – a true legendary day of golf genius! Prior to that, American professional golfer, Jack Nicklaus (known by many as “The Golden Bear”) showed everyone how it’s done in the 1980 US Open as he set a new tournament scoring record to win his fourth US Open title, right here on the greens at this beautiful country club!
Occasions such as these should help us realise that we are part of a fortunate group of individuals that have the opportunity to experience amazing things – things that many others won’t have the opportunity to experience.
Apart from work, New York is known for so much. Merely walking around in the city, gazing at the tall buildings within the concrete jungle, and walking through Central Park is phenomenal! New York even offers a rich and cultured Natural Museum of history for us to enjoy and to enrich our minds.
The people we meet, both socially and at work, are some of the most important people we’ll meet during our lives. Although these are people from different countries, with their own cultures, traditions and beliefs, we can learn from each other.