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 […]
You might be wondering, after reading the title of this article, whether or not there was a typo in the wording. “Doesn’t he mean the opposite?” you might suppose. Isn’t it an accepted fact that confidence is everything to a golfer, and that without it you are destined to fail? It would certainly be against […]
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How many people do you know who truly love their job? I’m sure you could think of one or even a few, but out of all the people you know it probably wouldn’t be a very large percentage. Well, you can count me among those who do.
Ben Hogan died on a hot day in June. All over the world, golf balls were in flight at the moment he passed from this earth. Every shot, whether struck poorly or precisely, bore the mark of Hogan. No single person has influenced the game like the man from Texas. If you speak of technique, […]
“You know why they call it “love grass”, asked John Whelan, our Irish tour guide? None of the 24 American golfers (6 Middle Atlantic club professionals, including myself, and 3 amateurs we each invited to come along as a team) knew the answer.
You may be wondering (at least those of you with a bent for literature) why I would choose a passage from an English poet when writing about my experience in Scotland. There may be no answer good enough for a Scotsman (who dislike the English to the extreme), but suffice it to say that Wordsworth’s […]
It is a rare day that I don’t hear the question “So, what do you think about the new technology and how it’s affecting the game?” followed by “Do you think the ball is going too far”?
“Death is our eternal companion,” don Juan said with a most serious air. “It is always to our left, at an arm’s length. It has always been watching you. It always will until the day it taps you.” “How can anyone feel so important when we know that death is stalking us?” he asked.