There is no doubt that life is a journey. For some of us the road can be a long and winding one and for some others it can be a straight line. Life throws a lot at us. Moments of utter despair and moments of elation.
Welcome to Alexander Toth Golf "The Home of Organic Golf Reviews". Inside of these pages you will find everything from golf equipment reviews, tips, golf news and articles about me and my journey to see my dream come true... play professional golf. I never thought in a million years that I would have my own corner of the internet but here we are. So how did I get here?
Ultimately, it was a near fatal car accident in 1995. I was coming home from work one night after finding out my father had a heart attack. I was involved in a head-on accident involving an impaired driver. This resulted in a "severe spinal trauma" which was basically a paralysis that saw me have no use of my legs and I was devastated. An outdoors guy and an athlete. Well weeks passed and eventually I would be blessed and I would recover from those injuries. As I re-entered the workforce I was working in Hamilton, Ontario where one morning while downtown I was waiting for a bus to take me home after a midnight shift. A very distinguished gentleman emerged from the hotel (I think it was a Ramada at Jackson Square). But there he was... silvery hair, swagger and I recognized this man from television (and Sears where he had a clothing line) it was Mr. Arnold Palmer. Mr. Palmer greeted me with a "Good Morning" and we would talk for about 15 minutes like we were old friends. To make a long story short, I would go out that morning instead of going home and buy the worst set of clubs that my money could buy. All because of my chance encounter that sunny, dewy morning.
I liked golf but I admit that the game never stuck with me. It really wasn't the "in" thing and I preferred to play baseball and hockey instead. However, life can be cruel and in 1999 I started a downward spiral with my health. Diabetes, Cardiac Issues and everything that went with those ailments including Influenza A in 2002 that nearly killed me. Eventually it got to the point that I was no longer to participate in sports at a level that I was accustomed to so I hung up the skates and baseball cleats. I still needed something to keep my competitive spirit alive and that was when I found golf again. I had no idea then that I would love the game so much. Golf had become a real passion of mine and to be honest the game and I got along very well. In my first year I was breaking 80 and achieved a 2.6 Handicap. However, in 2004 my health deteriorated more and I wouldn't play much golf. Then 2010 happened. The Canadian Tour was holding their Tour Championship in nearby St. Catharines, Ontario. I decided to volunteer to be a caddie and I had my first taste of being "inside the ropes". It was great being out there and on New Years Eve I made a resolution which was to play golf again.
So I started going to the Niagara Falls Sportsplex in February that winter where I would meet my eventual coach John Dixon. I made the crazy decision to play professionally with no amateur career to speak of and it has been a serious wake-up call. Playing through a total swing re-construction in competition was a total mistake but a mistake that I have no regrets about. The plan all along was for when I turned 50. I know I'm not a 23 year-old kid coming out of a golf program but playing Mini-Tour events in Canada and the United States has given me some valuable experience. I know that this all seems like an insurmountable goal but before always remember the words of Rev. Jesse Jackson.
Thank-you for coming on this journey with me and please enjoy the site.
Without the chance meeting of my coach John Dixon there is no way I would be at this stage. I look at John as my coach, my friend, my mentor and family.