The Greatest Game Ever Played

The Greatest Game Ever Played

The Greatest Game Ever Played is a film about two golfing greats – Harry Vardon and Francis Ouimet.  However, it is far more about life itself and how we view others and how others view us.

I was privileged to be with Tom Barrett last week – along with 299 others – where we watched and considered the impact people’s words and actions have on others lives. It struck me that so many people have had an impact on my life which has then resulted in the way I, in turn, treat others.

One such person was my Mathematics teacher, Miss Mansley, who, at a difficult time in my life made a positive comment to me which I have carried with me since.  She asked me if I was happy in my work and I replied that I was.  She then said, ‘I knew you would always be happy in whatever you did, Caroline.’ And so, I determined I would be, and if not I would move on to another venture.

At some stage of our lives we need the support of others to believe in ourselves and at other times people need that belief from us. The third person I have not mentioned is Eddie – so many lessons to be learned from him!  He was there when Francis needed him.