Pat O’Brien is a teaching professional Meet Pat O’Brien at Lakewood Country Club, in Dallas, and private golf instructor.
Life’s mission: I am constantly striving to improve myself both spiritually and physically so that I in turn can help others. I was put on this Earth to help people, whether through the game of golf or relating how I have overcome setbacks.
Proudest Achievements: I have had students win the Masters (Zach Johnson), the Players Championship (KJ Choi) and the United States Amateur (Kelly Kraft).
Expectations for the Future: To grow a little bit more every day and to always be open to new things. I am nowhere near where I need to be, but I am enjoying the journey.
Favorite app: Twitter, because of all the information available. I follow people who educate me and also make me laugh!
Favorite websites: MedicalMedium.com for all the incredible healing advice that Anthony William provides, Google.com as a great resource to learn new things and espn.com, as I am still a jock at heart.
Local causes supported: North Texas Food Bank and Crossroads Community Services. I am for any cause that helps people get back on their feet.
Most frequented healthy food restaurant: My family really likes Modern Market, in Richardson. I wish we lived closer to HG Sply Co., on Lower Greenville, as their food is amazing!
How you invest in your community: In my profession, I help people every day. I particularly enjoy mentoring younger players, especially with things outside of golf. I do my best to be courteous and compassionate to everyone I encounter. Donating more of my time is the next step in my walk.
Favorite quote: “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away,” by Henry David Thoreau. In other words, to each his own and who am I to judge someone else?
What you are doing to be the change you want to see in the world: I am taking care of myself through diet, exercise and holistic medicine. I have a deep respect for Western medicine, but I am definitely more drawn to Eastern philosophies. I want to walk the walk and be a light for others. That being said, I am far from perfect and I need to continue to be better.
What you love best about Natural Awakenings: I love the information contained in the articles, but I really love the vibe of the publication. I can feel the love and compassion that goes into each issue.
Favorite recently read books: The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz, Power vs. Force, by David Hawkins and Medical Medium, by Anthony William
For more information, visit PatOBrienGolf.com.