Author Jo Huddleston

Sweet Southern Romance

Monday, April 16, 2012

Bubba's Success

Monday Musings on This ‘N That

Bubba made the headlines. I read a recent Associated Press newspaper article with this headline: "Watson now faces task of mastering fame, spotlight.”

The article referred to the PGA (Professional Golf Association) Tour that held the Masters tournament in Augusta, GA several days ago. The winner of that annual Masters receives a green sports jacket; therefore the headline about “mastering fame.”

This year Bubba Watson won. He received the green jacket. In a two-hole playoff. That’s like overtime in a college football game or extra innings in a baseball game. Except in golf, like tennis, the win or loss is up to one person, not a team.

Reports say that Bubba has never had a golf lesson and he has no swing coach. Yet here he is wearing the coveted green jacket.

Back to the article in which Bubba said, “I’m not ready for fame, I don’t really want to be famous or anything like that. I just want to be me and play golf.”

I like Bubba’s attitude toward fame. He’s apparently not going to let this Masters win “go to his head” as we say in the South, not going to let his ego balloon. Reading this article headline caused me to wonder just what we consider to be fame and/or success. So many times we learn of people who let material things mean success for them. They let temporary things be fame for them. I hope these folks realize that fame is sometimes fickle and usually fleeting.

I hope Bubba is serious when he says he “just wants to be me and play golf.” That’s a refreshing approach to the opportunity to be famous. I’m something like Bubba, I just want to be the best me that God wants me to be. That would mean fame/success for me. How about you?

"Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success."  --Louisa May Alcott

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Till next time … keep on smiling.


  1. Jo, I pray every day that God will so overshine my writing that people can't even see me. With the contract for my first two books, co-workers, readers, and even some of my family have begun to toss the "C" word around. You know the one...celebrity. Most of the time they say it with a grin, their tongues buried in their cheeks, but it makes me think. It makes me terrified. I don't ever want what God has allowed me to have to be about me.
    Sharon Srock

    1. You said it better than I did. Exactly the way I feel. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.