My Golf

I’m nuts about golf. No, really.

I’m the guy who’s up at 6am on a putting green working on his putting and chipping before work, then at the range after work bashing balls into the night sky. I love the purity of good ball striking, and I’ll take any chance I can get to work towards it :-)

Here are some of my thoughts on the game:

…and me in the backyard keeping the dogs occupied:
swing time

Golf is happiness for
    Happiness is achievement.
The father of achievement is motivation
    The mother is encouragement.
The fine golf swing is truly achievement
    Man may lie, cheat, and steal for gain.
But, these will never gain the golf swing
    To gain the golf swing man must work.
Yet it is work without toil
    It is exercise without the boredom.
It is intoxication without the hangover
    It is stimulation without the pills.
It is failure yet its successes shine even more brightly
    It is frustration yet it nourishes patience.
It irritates yet its soothing is far greater
    It is futility yet it nurtures hope.
It is defeating yet it generates courage
    It is humbling yet it ennobles the human spirit.
It is dignity yet it rejects arrogance
    Its price is high yet its rewards are richer
Some say it’s a boy’s pastime yet it builds men
    It is a buffer for the stresses of today’s living.
It cleanses the mind and rejuvenates the body
    It is these things and many more.
For those of us who know it and love it
    Golf is truly happiness.
— Paul Bertholy