Golf is a contact sport. I always enjoy my time on the links with friends, especially ones I have not played a round with for many years. Our friends Kirk and Michelle were able to visit over the weekend and for this I am grateful. The visit gave Kirk and I the opportunity to hit the links. This is the first time in about five years and our time on the links was just like old times. We picked up where we left off by chatting, joking around and hitting some great shots. The time flew by and we are already planning our next outing.Continue reading
For those who have accidentally clicked your way to The Grateful Golfer; I offer this word of warning – golf is a trap that once ensnared you may be stuck for life! Golf is a seductive game that offers great rewards and equally large pits of frustration! So, be careful if you think that you have the temerity to read on!Continue reading
Playing golf with friends is always fun. Playing golf with new friends is something I thoroughly enjoy and yesterday I had a chance to expand my circle of grateful golfers. My wife is from a small town in Ontario and recently reconnected with an old friend, Michele. Little did I know I would be the beneficiary of this re-connection as I was invited to golf with her husband Jacques. He brought his brother Gilles and an old mutual friend Glen who I knew from years ago. We decided to meet at the Mattawa Golf and Ski Resort for a quick round and to take the chance to get to know each other.Continue reading
One of the reasons to play golf is to meet new people and expand our circle of friends. I am always open to meeting other keen golfers and the other night during Men’s Night, I met a friend’s friend. It was a planned encounter because Andre and I have conversed on line through The Grateful Golfer mediums.Continue reading
I play plenty of golf with my friends. In fact, most of my games are with the same group of three players and it never gets old. Friends for many years, workmates as well, it seems natural that we all meet at the course three or four times a week to chase a little white ball. We are close friends on and off the course. Yet, I wonder how far that friendship actually goes when it comes to golf.,!–more–>
Recently I asked the following question about giving up a sure hole in one and three quarters of the respondents would not pass it on:
I guess I am not surprised by the results because most players do not have the elusive ace, so keeping it for themselves seems reasonable. Then I started to wonder if I would give up this miracle shot to one of my friends. I know this sounds a bit selfish, but I would not pass it on in and here is why.
If I was the recipient of the give of a guaranteed hole in one I am not sure I would take it. This does sound a bit crazy, but I think it would lessen the experience. Shooting a hole in one is a fantastic experience, but knowing that I received one with zero chance of fail does not help the players have the entire experience of talking, recounting, or bragging about their intended shot.
Of course, when it comes to just about anything else, we are there for each other. There is no question that golf and friendship go hand in hand. I have said many times in the past that golf is a contact sport and that still holds true. Whether with friends or meeting new people, fostering and developing friendships is all part of playing golf.
Do you play golf with friends often?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!