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The Final Word

By Wayne | Articles: In Golf as in Life

When my editor asked me to write an article that would be the “last of the season”, I began to wonder: “What if it were the last one, period?” What if this was the end and I had to say what I wanted to say now, because there would be no more chances? Well, luckily I’ll be around and kicking for a while, so that won’t be the case, but it does offer up an interesting approach, almost like a last will and testament. So instead of telling a story, or making one particular point, I thought I might dispense some random thoughts that I find important, or that have been important to me in what has been my career in golf up to this point.

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No Excuses

By Wayne | Articles: In Golf as in Life

I recall reading Carlos Castaneda’s epic “A Journey to Ixtlan” my junior year of college, my first year at Louisiana State U. after transferring from Wake Forest. According to NCAA rules I had to sit out a year before playing for LSU, and I found myself with quite a bit of extra time on my hands, especially considering I had injured myself while lifting weights and was unable to practice or play. I took Spring Break and headed to Arizona in my yellow Chevy Vega to see an old high school classmate I had convinced myself was destined to be the love of my life, in spite of the fact that I had not seen her in years and had never even dated her in the first place.

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Golf Dreams

By Wayne | Articles: In Golf as in Life

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Fighting Back

By Wayne | Articles: In Golf as in Life

Have you ever noticed that when all your body parts are working properly you have no real thought about how any one of them feels? Why think about your feet, for example, when they feel fine? I can walk 36 holes and while my feet have performed admirably it certainly doesn’t occur to me to commend them for a job well done.

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Another Interview With the Devil’s Advocate

By Wayne | Articles: In Golf as in Life

Some year’s back I wrote an article titled “Interview with the Devil’s Advocate, in which I assumed the guise of a somewhat belligerent interviewer and asked myself questions on a number of topics concerning my experiences with the game of golf. I found it to be a nice vehicle to express thoughts and opinions in a fashion that differed from the usual lecture mode most pieces drift into.

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