“I like this game because you play against yourself”

Posted: April 18, 2012 in Uncategorized
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The post title is a quote taken from a grandfather to his grandson while both enjoyed a Sunday afternoon on a public golf course in the one of the Cleveland Metroparks.

No in answer to your question, I do not spend my afternoons in the park spying on Grandfathers and grandsons. I did however at the ripe old age of 11 and 12 spend some Sunday afternoons and Saturday mornings in the park with my grandfather playing golf. In case you haven’t figured it out, I am the grandson in the story.  I haven’t really pursued the golfing in my adult life, I am mor of a fan of running and racquet ball. I have taken my oldest son golfing and done some golfing myself (not enough to join a club or even develop a handicap though).

Even though I am not a fan of golf I do appreciate the sport and like many men as I grow older I may play more often. I appreciate the sport for many reasons but the largest reason for my appreciation may be the same one that my grandfather has. The sport scoring system is based on the individuals effort.

Golf bowling and life in general are all events (I almost used the word games there but the voices in my head started screaming hey life isn’t a game) in which an individual can excel or not based on their indivual work and effort. Some will disagree about the life part of my last statement, to their disagreement I refer them to a quote by a successful and brilliant man…

” Winners compare their achievements with their goals, while losers compare their achievements with those of other people”  — Nido Quebin




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