Random golf Thoughts…

Author: The Golf Sherpa  |  Category: Uncategorized

The Sherpa as you well know by now, is recovering from a nasty, nasty break in my left wrist.  As such, the painkillers required to achieve even a modicum of rest have a tendency to tire the mind.

To combat the fatigue but still make this posting entertaining, I will go off the beaten path of my typical style and just riff tonight…just share some  random golf thoughts that have been bouncing around in my head.

Golfers are great people:

I have lost count of the wonderful souls I have met playing this wonderful game.  My best friends are golfers.  Not because they can hit a ball well or putt lights out…

Simply, they embrace the character, manners and generosity that good golf demands.  Don’t think golfers are generous? 

Last year the PGA gave more money to charities than the NFL did in two, and last night my buddies all volunteered to cut my steak for me because I could not…solid guys.

Not everyone should play golf:

Sorry…but I can’t un-ring that bell now.  I really think that golf is an aquired taste and I know several people whom I would not recommend the game to. 

At the same time I would say that everyone should commit to at least one hobby, sport or past-time that engrosses the senses and releases their minds completely from the mundane nature of life…

Freeing them to live …”in the moment”.

Speaking of the moment…all golfers should understand Zen :

Afraid the Sherpa is flaking out on some new wave jibberish?  Consider these well worn comments from the world’s best players…

“play one shot at a time”

“let the round unfold”

“don’t press”

“don’t get ahead of yourself”

“play within yourself”

This is Zen 101…trust me…it matters.

Anger is irrelevant in golf:

Too many golfers get angry when they hit a bad shot…throw clubs…say bad things…ruin things for other golfers.

To be blunt…unless you make a million dollars a year doing it…

In the immortal words of Claude Harmon Sr. (to his now famous son Butch after cussing in a tournament)…

“You aren’t good enough to get angry”.

Don’t get too happy to see Tiger fail:

While the Sherpa’s integrity and basic curiosity about the human condition require that I call out when #1 stumbles…it is never with a sense of pleasure.

Quite the contrary, it is with a sense of foreboding.  I recognize, as do all pro players that Tiger is the reason that my new driver is made of titatnium, my golf shirts are moisture wicking and my golf ball sits in a field of over 20 competitors….

Just ask anybody what was in their golf bag in 1985 and you will realize that even Jack did not create the level of wealth and therefore equipment innovation.

Please Tiger…break par often, but not anything else…ever.

Daddy wants this golf “cash cow” to live forever.

Alas dear readers…the Sherpa is out of gas for the night.

Have any random thoughts to share? 

Leave a comment.

No charge…anytime.

Play on…

The Sherpa

2 Responses to “Random golf Thoughts…”

  1. Lacy Says:

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  2. The Golf Sherpa Says:

    Lacy,

    Thanks so much for your support. Glad you stumbled in and I hope you come back often.

    The Sherpa

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