We live in a pop dominant culture. If we want something to stand out, we say it has to pop. We want our photos to pop. We look for it in our cereal. It can have the snap and crackle but it must have the pop. When we strike the golf ball, you want to pop it whether on a putt, chip, or drive. When speaking to a large group of people, if you want a sudden outburst of applause, just drop the name of the city where you are and you’ll get what pro wrestlers refer to as a “cheap pop”.  When I was growing up in the 80s there was a dance sensation call the “pop”.  On one occasion, someone passed the basketball to me and it hit the tip of my fingers and jammed it.  The first thing everyone said was that if I wanted to feel better, I should pop it back into place.

I could go on and on. Way back in 2020 during the beginning of the pandemic, we all were stuck at home. As a way to spend the time America was captivated by “The Tiger King”. We spent an inordinate amount of time binge-watching TV. I too fell victim to this habit. I discovered on youtube chiropractors giving patients alignments as a way to pass the time. It was my guilty pleasure.  You could hear the loud “popping” and the patients would moan with pleasure after their initial shock of the sound. This was fascinating, to say the least. After months of this particular source of entertainment, I thought I should give this a try. I wanted to feel better too but I was reluctant to get popped.

Unlike most of you, I am getting older and I’m not as pain-free was before. I equated the popping to instant gratification to feel better.

Fast-forward to a few weeks ago. A friend told me I should meet a chiropractor he was working with and perhaps would be a great fit for OTL. I thought it was a Dr. Alan harper’ type we see on TV (‘Two and a Half Men’)

Enter Dr. Jeff Luke.  He is a real game-changer. This a story and not an infomercial. I always share with you things that are going on in my life. OTL has now added Dr. Jeff Luke to our editorial team. We are so excited to share with you his wealth of information and an abundance of healing. All without the pop. He will help you feel better and live better. Just ask me about it when you see me.

Speaking of older people getting it done, as I write this, 50-year-old Phil Mickleson just won the PGA Championship, the oldest golfer to do so.

He was playing with Brooks Koepka who is known for his power on and off the course.  Phil wasn’t finessing. He has beating Brooks at the power game, impressive. Phil’s experience and maturity also contributed to the win. Phil has always been a great golfer but if I’m being honest, which I always am, the biggest change is that he has invested in his physical condition. He is in a much healthier place. That’s my take-away.  Not only can we be inspired by Phil, but we can also learn from him.

We have the power to change our direction no matter the path.

This is an exciting issue with so much to read and see. We return to Dallas National Golf Club. It is aging quite well. We visit Aggieland’s newest hotel and conference center. Football crowds are right around the corner.

Texans are ready to get out and enjoy the summer of 2021. We will be there every step of the way.

Play on through.

By Sedric Walker
Publisher, OTL Magazine


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