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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Golf a Cruel Game

There is nothing like it, golf I mean.  I have never been that good and have gotten progressively worse over the years.  When I first met the Lovely Sharon, we both around a 10 handicap. I have gone to the 16-18 handicap range and she has gone to the 3-6 handicap range. She is very good and I am very proud of her.  I would rather play bad golf than have her play bad golf.  I am expected to play bad but she is expected to play good golf.  If I hit a good shot, its a surprise.  If she hits a bad shot, its a surprise.

Sometimes the golf gods play with you by letting you play above your ability for a one round or for a week or perhaps for a somewhat longer period of time.  We foolishly start thinking that yes, we are as good as we are playing.  Our talent has been only hiding but now our real golfing ability has finally come out in the open. Wrong; this is a merely a short lived period where the golf gods allow you a  little more line (fishing line) where you swim freely and think you are getting away.  You don't fully realize that you are a goner.

Here are some comments on the game:

Golf is so popular simply because it is the best game in the world at which to be bad. ~A.A. Milne

Golf is like a love affair. If you don't take it seriously, it's no fun; if you do take it seriously, it breaks your heart. ~Arthur Daley

Golf is a fascinating game. It has taken me nearly forty years to discover that I can't play it. ~Ted Ray, Golf - My Slice of Life, 1972

The number of shots taken by an opponent who is out of sight is equal to the square root of the sum of the number of curses heard plus the number of swishes. ~Michael Green, The Art of Coarse Golf, 1975

Golf is a lot of walking, broken up by disappointment and bad arithmetic. ~Author Unknown

It's easy to see golf not as a game at all but as some whey-faced, nineteenth-century Presbyterian minister's fever dream of exorcism achieved through ritual and self-mortification. ~Bruce McCall

I guess there is nothing that will get your mind off everything like golf. I have never been depressed enough to take up the game, but they say you get so sore at yourself you forget to hate your enemies. ~Will Rogers

The reason the pro tells you to keep your head down is so you can't see him laughing. ~Phyllis Diller

Yesterday, in The Memorial Tournament, Tiger Woods shot 44 on his front nine.   There are many photos out there when a pro golfer was looking for his ball in a tree. Remember Sergio?

Well I have to shower, I have a morning tee time with the Lovely Sharon.   I am pretty certain I will play great.

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