> The Many Lessons of Golf
> Golf teaches that we all have handicaps ... and that hardly anybody knows
> what they really are.
> Golf teaches that the best courses are the ones that hardly change at all
> what God put there to begin with.
> Golf teaches that although there are a few people who are honest in golf
> but cheat in life, everybody who cheats in golf cheats in life.
> Golf teaches that even though we need strict rules, we also need a leaf
> rule.
> Golf teaches that even people who wear green pants deserve some place
> where they can go, get a little exercise and not be laughed at.
> Golf teaches that even though you probably don't have a shot at being the
> best, you do have a good shot at being the best you can be.
> Golf teaches that both success and failure are temporary.
> Golf teaches that success is a lot more temporary.
> Golf teaches that although practice does not always make us perfect, no
> practice always makes us imperfect.
> Golf teaches that no matter how good you are, there is always someone
> better and that person will usually find you and tell you.
> Golf teaches that when you are good you can tell people, but when you are
> great they will tell you.
> Golf teaches that although patience is a virtue, slow play is not.
> Golf teaches that even though the best golfers have the most chances to
> win, the other golfers have the most chances to improve.
> Golf teaches that, on some dewy morning or some golden afternoon, with the
> sun warming the world, we can find ourselves walking through an improvised
> meadow and realize we are not searching for the little white ball, but for
> a moment where the world of nature and the world of play are one. And then
> in the dew and sunshine we can understand that even though we can make a
> ball perfectly white, only God can make a meadow perfectly green.