Found this email I sent last year. Watching Bagger Vance again the last few days reminded me of it….
Rannulph Junuh: You really love this game, don’t you?
Hardy Greaves: It’s the greatest game there is.
Rannulph Junuh: You really think so?
Hardy Greaves: Ask anybody. It’s fun. It’s hard and you stand out there on that green, green grass, and it’s just you and the ball and there ain’t nobody to beat up on but yourself; just like Mister Newnan keeps hittin’ himself with the golf club every time he gets angry. He’s broken his toe three times on account of it. It’s the only game I know that you can call a penalty on yourself, if you’re honest, which most people are. There just ain’t no other game like it.
This back and forth from “The Legend of Bagger Vance” is one of my favorites.
I’ve tried to play a little more golf this summer and it’s been a great reminder of the value of doing something fun (and difficult).
Golf is a great place to practice and live out some great life lessons….
You can hit a great shot, but end up in a poor spot – life’s not fair.
Your score and your integrity matter.
Green grass, fresh air and trees blowing in the wind are good for the soul.
Life is best when done with good friends.
Make it a great day.