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Golf is losing a legend in Jim Flick.


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#1 IMAGOLFER

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 02:03 AM

http://golfweek.com/...inted-his-kids/

Edited by IMAGOLFER, 03 November 2012 - 02:05 AM.


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Posted 03 November 2012 - 02:14 AM

Message on his website:


Dear Colleagues, Students and Friends:

After teaching the game of golf for more than 50 years, the time has come for me to step away from the lesson tee.

My life as an instructor has given me more than I ever dared imagine when I took my first swing at a golf ball as a boy in Bedford, Indiana. Golf has taken me all over the world and introduced me to so many wonderful and remarkable people. I’ve been privileged to work and associate with some of the game’s greatest players, though I’ve gotten as much satisfaction helping an amateur straighten his or her slice.

Yet for as much as I’ve learned about golf during my decades teaching, it’s taught me even more. Because of that, I urge you to always be open to the life lessons the game has to offer. I guarantee that they’ll make you a smarter, more successful and more contented person.

One more thing: Although golf is a game of infinite subtlety and possibility, always remember that the door that leads to its inner secrets and rewards is marked fun.

Kindest regards,
Jim

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 04:08 AM

RIP Mr. Flick.
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:00 AM

RIP Mr Flick.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 10:24 AM

My uncle recently passed of pancreatic cancer. Unfortunately, it's a cancer with a very bad prognosis. Very low on the " I beat cancer" scale, from what the docs tell me. God bless Jim and his family. He's a class gentleman


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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:52 PM

RIP Mr.Jim Flick
we've lost a very important figure in the golf world
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 02:01 PM

View Postkevcarter, on 03 November 2012 - 04:08 AM, said:

RIP Mr. Flick.

Jim Estes posted on Twitter this morning that he spoke with Jim's wife today and while Jim is in the very late stages of this terrible disease, he has not passed on.  So the RIP's are just a bit premature, though I know the thoughts & meaning behind them are well intentioned.


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Posted 03 November 2012 - 02:23 PM

Thanks Greg. Very sorry for the misinformation, I should know better.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 02:58 PM

View Postkevcarter, on 03 November 2012 - 02:23 PM, said:

Thanks Greg. Very sorry for the misinformation, I should know better.

Kevin

No worries.

Taylor-Made & Tim Rosaforte are tweeting that Jim is still alive, though very weak.


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Posted 03 November 2012 - 03:00 PM

View Postpga43, on 03 November 2012 - 02:58 PM, said:

View Postkevcarter, on 03 November 2012 - 02:23 PM, said:

Thanks Greg. Very sorry for the misinformation, I should know better.

Kevin

No worries.

Taylor-Made & Tim Rosaforte are tweeting that Jim is still alive, though very weak.


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Very sad. Such a wonderful gentleman.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 05:24 PM

Sad indeed. Its a horrible, horrible disease as I've seen it firsthand.

hope he finds a bit of peace at these later moments of his life...

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 05:33 PM

His refections sound like he is at peace, golf is loosing one of its very best...BB

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 05:33 PM

You're in our thoughts and prayers, Mr. Jim.
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 05:41 PM

Mr. Flick, personally would like to thank you for how much you have contributed to both the love of the game and the quality of instruction.  My one and only time in your presence I was impressed by not only your knowledge of golf, but how much of a gentleman you were to everyone you met. Thanks and may you rest well knowing that many of us would love to be the kind of person you are.
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 11:04 PM

Thank you Jim Flick, A true gentleman and teacher of this fine game.
May the Lord bless you and your family !!

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