The Last Men’s Night of 2019

Two nights ago, I played my last Men’s Night of 2019. Given the cold temperatures and lack of light, the sad day of had arrived for me. Although there is one more night left (next Wednesday) at Osprey Links, alas I cannot make it. I am in the middle of a move and cannot spare the time!

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Playing Golf Well

“Playing Golf Well” is a standard line used by many who are trying to catch your attention. However, have you ever really examined the words to see if they really mean anything. As I dissect those three little words, several things strike me as peculiar, interesting and funny all at the same time. Here is what I mean:

Playing – is to exercise or an activity for amusement or recreation. This definition of playing strikes me as something to be enjoyed, to have fun, or to experience in a positive way. Additionally, playing with something allows the taking of chances and trying new variations of the same game. Overall, playing suggests taking chances during an activity for fun and/or enjoyment.

Golf – a game in which clubs are used; to hit a ball in succession for varying distances; to place in a hole with as few strokes as possible! Well that sounds like a fun activity to me! It is a sport, a verb, a business, a highlight or the bane of someone’s existence all in one. Golf can be….well, just about anything to anyone.

Well – is a noun, adverb, interjection, adjective, and a descriptor! This word can be used in so many ways that to try and describe them all would take longer than this article! In this case it is a comparative word to describe performance measurement. It is not a great word to imbue excitement or extreme joy, but a mediocre word that has a sliding scale of subjectivity!


So what does the journey into the examination of three little words actually mean to anyone?

Golf is a game that is meant to be played just for fun; Golf is a game that allows us to take chances with the intent of getting better or just having fun; Golf is a game where only the player can determine how well they played in relation to their own expectations; finally, Golf is a game that is to be enjoyed by the player at their own pace, skill level and desire of execution!

Playing Golf Well is only determined by one person….YOU!

Personally, I am grateful for the game of golf. I love to play just for the fun of it!

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links.